Farncombe Construction

Groundwork Apprentice - Farncombe - Intermediate (Level 2)

Farncombe Construction (Employer)

Fareham College (Training Provider)

Annual wage £10,004.80
40.0 hours per week Monday to Friday 8 hours per day. Shift Pattern to be confirmed
18 months (duration)
24 October 2022(start date)
Groundworker (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
31 August 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Exciting opportunity to join a marketing leading civil engineering and groundworks business who are looking for apprentices in their groundworks division. You will undertake fully funded training through Fareham College and achieve all required certificates for the role and industry.


What will the apprentice be doing?

As an apprentice groundworker you will;

  • Clear and tidy the construction site
  • Dig trenches for foundations
  • Set up sites including putting up barriers, safety signs and huts
  • Provide evacuation support
  • Interpreting the use of drawings and specifications
  • Laying pavements, kerbs and driveways
  • Removing drainage and pipework systems
  • Operating plant machinery, such as excavators and dumper trucks
  • Preparing the ground/ foundations to allow construction to begin
  • Redirecting waterways and connecting pipes with existing pipework

As a new starter on our groundworks training programme you will begin on an 7 week paid traineeship, where you will attend the training centre for 4 weeks and work on-site for the remaining 3. Following success in this period you will move onto an employment contract with Farncombe and undertake the Groundworks Level 2 apprenticeship programme at Fareham Colleges CETC campus.


*We take our safeguarding responsibilities seriously and successful appointment to this role will depend on the results of relevant checks*

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Qualification/s to be obtained:

  • Level 2 Groundworks
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 1/D grade
  • Functional Skills English Level 1/D grade

The training will be delivered by Fareham College, an Ofsted Outstanding College. Your training will be delivered Block Release, and you will attend Fareham Colleges; CETC campus. The schedule of this block release is to be confirmed.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There will be the opportunity for a full time permanent position following successful completion of all training. Farncombe are committed to looking after their people and many staff stay with the company for decades, if you show the right characteristics Farncombe Construction will support you to progress.

Reality Check

Groundworks is a physically demanding industry requiring workers to be physically able to be providing manual work. You will also be required to work in all weathers and seasons. Farncombe Construction will support with travel and associated costs if required, so please don’t let this put you off applying.

Skills Required

Attention to detail, Team working, Physical fitness

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired
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