Bylor Services Limited

Level 2 Formworker Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

Bylor Services Limited (Employer)

Bridgwater & Taunton College (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £256.00 to £630.00
39.0 hours per week Monday - Friday
18 months (duration)
5 April 2021(start date)
Formworker (apprenticeship standard)
12 positions available
29 January 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Formwork Carpenters contribute to the construction of projects through the preparation, installation and quality management of all stages of the formwork and falsework process. Preparing falsework that provides temporary support structures for forms and undertake formwork.


The role includes producing panels and fittings that mould to form a desired shape with concrete, such as slabs, support beams, columns and walls. A formwork carpenter is skilled in the precise measuring, cutting and shaping of wood or metal and also works closely with people pouring concrete. The Formwork Carpenter Apprenticeship is for anyone aged 18 (because of demands of the apprenticeship) or above who is looking for a career in Formwork Carpentry. You will have the opportunity to learn from the best instructors/mentors who have many years of experience. You will be employed by Bylor and working at Hinkley Point C.

The work is predominantly outdoors, and you will be required to work closely with the Formwork Team, Steel Fixers, Engineers and other across site teams.

  • Form and assemble horizontal and vertical formwork and its components for a range of application including wall, slabs/bases, columns, beams and precast units to support concrete
  • Competent to safely use, store and maintain hand tools, power tools and ancillary equipment
  • Demonstrate knowledge of planning and able to undertake different methods of construction used to build structures productively. Competent to read, interpret and apply information from drawings, specifications and construction information
  • Takes ownership of allocated projects and effectively manage your own time
  • Communicate in a clear and appropriate manner
  • Apply general workplace health, safety and welfare requirements when undertaking construction formwork, falsework activities
  • Practice safe working techniques for moving, lifting and handling traditional and proprietary formwork system; which will include working at heights and using access equipment
  • Your working environment may be at height, noisy, dirty, physically demanding, outdoors in all weathers and cramped
  • You will need to wear safety clothing and use safety equipment and adhere to the HPC values
  • You will need to complete your apprentice college work alongside working on site which may mean that your assignments will need to be completed in the evenings and weekends
  • Flexibility is required as we are currently operating three shift patterns which include weekends, evenings and nights

Future Prospects

Your workplace will predominantly be on the new nuclear build project at Hinkley Point C. It is anticipated that Formwork Carpenters will be required on this project for a few more years, so you will have opportunity to hone and develop your skills further. Being able to state that you have successfully completed your apprenticeship and developed your formwork carpenter skills and abilities at Hinkley Point C new nuclear build will be a highly valued part of your CV. Formwork Carpenters have the opportunity to travel the country, the continent and the world to work on civil engineering/construction projects and can progress into site supervision and construction management in the future. Alternatively, learn other skills and broaden their construction experience.

Reality Check

  • Wages depend on age at start of apprenticeship
  • Other travel & accommodation allowances are accessible whilst on site, dependent on individual circumstances. These are applied on top of the above figures
  • Income potential during this apprenticeship with BYLOR is very generous once additional allowances are factored in and as you develop your skills and knowledge. After your apprenticeship, career and earnings progression opportunities at Hinkley Point C are exceptional once qualified
  • Flexibility is required as we are currently operating three shift patterns which include weekends, evenings and nights
  • Hours will be 48 while on site and 39 while at college, subject to hours worked 
  • Candidates will be expected to work outdoors in all weather conditions and at height; a suitable level of fitness is required to carry out the programme tasks
  • Candidates may be expected to travel to sites and/or stay away from home for work or college attendance

Skills Required

You will also need to meet the following criteria. All potential offers are subject to meeting these criteria:

  • Eligibility without restrictions to work in the UK with a valid work permit if applicable
  • Be able to be vetted to Nuclear security standards. This means having a valid UK/EEU passport. Full A4 Birth Certificate with parental birth certificate if needed. Proof of Address. Also, proof of National Insurance and be able to demonstrate a 3-year work or education history and provide a personal reference
  • Full mobility to enable travel to various project locations, if required

Qualities Required

  • Ability to Follow instructions
  • Basic knowledge of building and construction
  • Enthusiastic
  • Genuine interest in construction 
  • Physically fit
  • Excellent timekeeping and attendance
  • To be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • The ability to work well with others
  • The ability to use your initiative
  • Physical skills like movement, coordination, dexterity and grace
  • Sensitivity and understanding
  • The ability to work well with your hands
  • You will need a good eye for detail
  • Good maths skills are necessary to work out and follow precise measurements
  • Formwork Carpenter jobs are physically demanding, involving bending working at height, noisy, dirty, working outdoors in all weathers and cramped
  • You will need to wear safety clothing and use safety equipment and adhere to the HPC project values

Qualifications Required

It would be an advantage to have GCSE’s in the 4 to 9 (A* to C) range or equivalent for English and maths, but this is not essential as you will complete Functional Skills as part of the apprenticeship if necessary.

Training Provided

Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard No.329 in Formworker:

  • NOCN CSKILLS Level 2 NVQ Dip in Formwork
  • Level 1 Functional Skills English (exemptions apply)
  • Level 1 Functional Skills maths (exemptions apply)
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