C F Construction Collingham Ltd

General Construction Operative Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

C F Construction Collingham Ltd (Employer)

Learning Skills Partnership Ltd (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £264.00
48.0 hours per week Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed.
18 months (duration)
12 October 2020(start date)
Groundworker (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
5 October 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

C F Construction is offering one of the best opportunities to start your career in the construction industry by completing an apprenticeship as a General Construction Operative. This apprenticeship will be hands on from the beginning; with a supportive team behind you.


Once the project gets underway, your duties could include:

  • Groundworking - marking out and digging shallow trenches for foundations and drains
  • Formworking - putting up or dismantling the shuttering that holds setting 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
  • You would use various power and machine tools and, with further training, you could operate construction plant equipment, such as dumper trucks or excavators

Future Prospects

  • This apprenticeship programme is very much the start of an exciting career in the construction industry with wide ranging prospects
  • This programme will provide the essential grounding and understanding of what is a challenging environment
  • This is a unique opportunity to start a varied and highly rewarding career

Reality Check

  • This apprenticeship will involve personal study outside work
  • A career in construction may involve being based on projects in various locations
  • This role may involve some travelling, specifically in order to attend the training facility to undertake your academic training, as such a driving licence would be beneficial

Skills Required

To be a construction operative, you will need:

  • A good level of fitness
  • A full driving licence would be desirable (Due to the nature of the role)
  • Basic knowledge of building methods and materials
  • Good practical skills
  • The ability to follow written and spoken instructions
  • A good head for heights
  • Good team working skills
  • An awareness of on-site health and safety issues

Qualities Required

  • You must be keen to work outdoors
  • You should also be honest, reliable and willing to learn
  • You must be committed to completing this apprenticeship
  • A desire to learn about the Construction Industry

Qualifications Required

  • GCSE’s in maths and English and Science Grade 9 - 4 (A* - D) desirable but not essential

Training Provided

  • Groundworker Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
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