x2 Groundworks Apprentices
Published: Sep 29, 2021
Tamar Ltd is looking for two groundworks apprentices to join their landscaping and gardening team in Plymouth.
The Apprentice’s Role
The successful candidates will gain experience within a construction site environment, as a Ground worker. Performing duties such as excavations, site waste removals, foundations, engineering works, drainage, external finishing, top soil, landscaping, tarmac, kerbing, paving, concreting works, placing internal drainage and connecting external drainage. Foul and storm drainage including manholes varying in size from concrete.
This role will also include general site labouring duties as required during the working day. The ideal candidate will have some knowledge of the construction environment, ideally within Groundworks or general labouring but its not essential.
Working Hours: You will be working around 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, depending on travel time each day.
Wages: £190.00 per week, based on 40 hours per week, based on £4.75 per hour.
Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.
Tamar Ltd, established in 2018, are a fast growing company working with large commercial projects. They offer a unique blend of landscaping and groundworks services, completing everything from bespoke garden packages to commercial groundworks and landscaping.
They currently have a business administration apprentice and are looking for an additional apprentice to join their growing team.
They are looking for an apprentice who is keen to learn and eager to progress their career in construction and civil engineering.
The successful apprentices will need to be keen, motivated, professional and hardworking.
In order to be successful for this role, you will need to be punctual, enthusiastic and eager to learn a new trade.
Qualifications required for this role, include A*-E (9-2) in maths and English or equivalent qualifications.
The Apprenticeship in Groundworks consists of:
As part of the apprenticeship programme, attendance is required at our Skills Group training centre for one day per week. All other aspects of the qualification will be delivered on-site by the employer. You will have regular visits every six to eight weeks from your designated Skills Group assessor, who will monitor your progress during your apprenticeship training.
Whilst at the Skills Group training centre, you will learn the necessary skills and gain experience to help you throughout your role. Part of your training will be knowledge and theory based, whilst the rest will be practical.
As an additional qualification you will also achieve your Emergency First Aid and Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.
As part of your apprenticeship Skills Group will also support you to complete your online CSCS test, which will enable you to apply for your CSCS Card. This shows that you are at the required competent level to carry out site work with the employer.
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