Construction Operative (Groundworks) Apprenticeship

180.00 - 190.00 GBP Weekly
10 Apr 2018
02 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

To be a construction operative, you will need a good level of fitness, a basic knowledge of building methods and an understanding of the materials used in construction. At the start of a job, you will help to prepare the site, unload and store building materials and once the work gets underway, further duties could include:

Ground working ?? marking out and digging shallow trenches for foundations
Form working ?? putting up or dismantling the shuttering that holds the concrete in place
Steel fixing ?? bending and fixing the bars used to reinforce concrete structures
Steel piling ?? fixing steel sheets together to form temporary retaining walls for excavation work
Concreting ?? layering and smoothing concrete for foundations, floors and beams
Road working ?? concreting, laying kerbs, paving and re-surfacing
Typical Working Week

You will work on site for four days per week and attend college for one day a week. Most site hours are Monday to Friday, 08.00-17.00.

Person Specification

Positive attitude to work and colleagues
Practical ability and awareness of working safely
A good head for heights and sense of balance
Self-motivation and desire to learn
Is both resilient and committed
Good co-ordination skills and a methodical approach
Is always looking to improve
Enjoys being a team player
Career Progression

On completion of NVQ L2 in construction operatives you will gain your blue trade specific CSCS card which enables you to work as a qualified construction operative. There are also opportunities to progress into plant operations or into site supervisory or management roles.

Key Training/College Information

K10 will enrol and fund your qualifications through a SFA funded training provider. It is likely to take 12-24 months to complete this apprenticeship, depending on current qualifications and experience.

Qualifications required

Applicants need to have at least an Entry Level 3 in Functional Skills or GCSE grade D or above in English and Maths. (GCSE??s valid within last 5 years)


The passion and commitment to become a fully qualified construction operative. It would be advantageous if you have any construction based qualifications, have previous related work experience, CSCS and/or PASMA, but this is certainly not essential