Training and Apprenticeships in Construction Limited

ATA Level 2 Groundworks Apprenticeship (Ref COU-0001-21) - Intermediate (Level 2)

Training and Apprenticeships in Construction Limited (Employer)

Trac (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £187.59 to £370.50
39.0 hours per week Monday to Friday. Hours TBC.
18 months (duration)
1 June 2022(start date)
Groundworker (apprenticeship standard)
27 May 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

An excellent opportunity to take first steps into construction as part of a Groundwork team within a long established company. The first trade onto a construction/civil engineering site, Groundworkers work closely with supervisors & engineers to interpret design specifications & prepare sites ready for the structural building works to take place.


This is an excellent opportunity to take your first steps into developing your career as a Groundworker Apprentice. This apprenticeship will involve working in a company, working across the public and private sector providing an array of construction solutions including refurbishments and new builds.

Groundworkers are the first trade onto a construction and civil engineering site and they work closely with supervisors and engineers in interpreting design specifications to prepare the site ready for the structural building works to take place. They continue their work throughout the construction phase, working with all on-site construction trades, such as bricklayers and plant
operatives, up to and including the final completion activities of the project.

This apprenticeship will include working alongside qualified staff and learning all aspects of Groundworkers including:

  • Adhering to Health & Safety
  • Setting out and preparing the sub-surfaces ready for the structural work to begin
  • Interpreting plans and drawings
  • Site clearance
  • Helping to prepare site
  • Unloading and storing building materials
  • Marking out and digging trenches for foundations
  • Preparing footings
  • Installing drainage systems
  • Assisting with house and road drainage works including plastic drainage or SUDS system – sustainable drainage system
  • Concreting – layering and smoothing concrete for foundations and floors
  • Constructing roads and pathways
  • Assisting with road drainage and attenuation works
  • Carrying out finished hard landscaping
  • Working with a banksman
  • Dumper/digger/360 excavator training – additional to apprenticeship
  • General labouring
  • Keeping work area clean and tidy
  • Clearing up at the end of the day

Future Prospects

  • A full-time role may be offered on completion of the apprenticeship

Reality Check

  • This role is subject to a Drugs & Alcohol Test and applicants will need to complete their CSCS test before a second interview

Skills Required

  • Able to work alone and as part of a team
  • Highly motivated
  • Ability to establish and maintain good and effective working relationships
  • Strong work ethic
  • Good maths and English skills are required
  • Excellent communication skills

Qualities Required

  • General Health and Safety awareness
  • Able to show initiative
  • Positive attitude
  • Reliable
  • Keen to learn
  • Keen to progress
  • Not afraid to get wet and muddy!

Qualifications Required

  • GCSE grade D/3 and above in maths and English is required or equivalent qualifications
  • Construction based work experience would be an advantage but is not essential

Training Provided

  • Training will be delivered by MTT training to work towards a Level 2 Groundworks Apprenticeship qualification
  • Functional skills if needed
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