Apprentice Scaffolder



Training Provider:

National Construction College

Weekly wage £136.50
35.0 hours per week 35 hours per week - Monday - Friday - Shifts TBC.
duration: 2 years
start: 9 September 2019
Intermediate(level 2)
Scaffolder (apprenticeship standard)
31 August 2019 (application closing date)
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice Scaffolder to join our team. Scaffolders erect and dismantle temporary metal structures, usually around buildings, which allow other construction trades to carry out their jobs safely.


Typical daily tasks include:

  • Unloading scaffolding equipment at the site
  • Putting up the scaffolding poles (standards) and attaching them to the horizontal tubes (ledgers)
  • Fixing the scaffolding to the buildings or structures
  • Laying planks (battens) for workers to walk on
  • Fixing guard rails and safety netting and take them down after the work is done 
  • Carrying out scaffolding operations including setting base plates (that stop the upright poles slipping) 
  • Leading, supervising and taking part in creating different kinds of platforms, from simple scaffolding (built of wooden planks and metal poles) to complex structures including suspended scaffold, cantilever drop and temporary roofs

Future Prospects

  • On completion of the apprenticeship there may be the possibility of a full-time position with the company

Skills Required

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to listen and follow instructions
  • Good practical skills

Qualities Required

  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Willingness to learn

Qualifications Required

  • GCSEs grade D/3 or above (or equivalent qualifications) in maths and English

Training Provided

Training to be provided:

  • Intermediate Level Scaffolder Apprenticeship Standard
  • Training on site with a qualified Scaffolder
  • Attendance at college on block release for the formal training element

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