x2 Groundworks Apprentice
Published: Jul 17, 2020
XCAV8 SW are looking to employ 2 Ground worker’s to join their experienced team.
The Apprentice’s Role
The successful candidates will gain experience within a construction site environment, as a Ground worker. Preforming 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. All general works below DPC. This role will also include general site laboring duties as required during the working day. Working on various locations in and around the Plymouth area possibly extending into Cornwall and up to Exeter area. Transport to sites further afield will be provided. This company also provides professional training and high quality work for both new residential builds and commercial projects. The ideal candidate will have some knowledge of the construction environment, ideally within Groundworks or general laboring but its not essential.
Working Hours: Working hours will vary depending on location of site but generally 8am-5pm.
Wages: £166.00 per week. Any overtime above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.
Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement, including bank holidays, will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.
Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address email@example.com or call us on 01752 332442.
At XCAV8 we focus on the ground works aspect of building projects / developments. From digging out and site preparation to road infrastructure and drainage. Through XCAV8 (SW) Ltd you can ensure a hassle free start to any building / development project, as we will start and prepare your site ready for the next stage. The company also help to dress and finish sites with regards to all external finishing’s i.e. tarmac, landscaping, paving etc.
Our ground works and civil engineering package includes all setting out, excavations, site waste removals, foundations, engineering works, drainage, external finishing, top soil, landscaping, tarmac, kerbing, paving, concreting works. Supply of all associated materials and plant. Fully trained and professional staff.
XCAV8 have trained a number of apprentices in the past and at present have around 5 in learning.
On completion of your Level 2 apprenticeship with the company, the right candidate may have the opportunity to progress within the company.
You will need to be able to cope with the physical demands of the role. Good communication is required to work well within a small friendly team. You must always be on time and prompt with the work you carry out.
Someone looking to build a fantastic career within the Construction industry. Hard working, willing to work outside in all weathers. Transport is not essential due to local sites.
Qualifications desired for this role include GCSE's grades A* – E in Maths and English, or equivalent qualifications.
The Apprenticeship in Groundworks consists of:
Level 2 Ground Worker Standard
Construction Skills Health, Safety and Environment test – CSCS Test
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.
I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.
I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!
I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!
Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up
The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.
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