Groundworks Apprenticeship - Tower Hamlets

29 Aug 2019
06 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description
To be a construction operative, you will need a good level of fitness, a basic knowledge of building methods and an understanding of the materials used in construction. At the start of a job, you will help to prepare the site, unload and store building materials and once the work gets underway, further duties could include:
  • Ground working - marking out and digging shallow trenches for foundations
  • Form working - putting up or dismantling the shuttering that holds the 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

Typical Working Week

You will work on site for four days per week and attend college for one day a week. Most site hours are Monday to Friday, 08.00-17.00.

Person Specification
  • Punctual
  • Positive attitude to work and colleagues
  • Practical ability and awareness of working safely
  • A good head for heights and sense of balance
  • Self-motivation and desire to learn
  • Is both resilient and committed
  • Good co-ordination skills and a methodical approach
  • Is always looking to improve
  • Enjoys being a team player

Career Progression

On completion of NVQ L2 in construction operatives you will gain your blue trade specific CSCS card which enables you to work as a qualified construction operative. There are also opportunities to progress into plant operations or into site supervisory or management roles.

Key Training/College Information

K10 will enrol and fund your qualifications through a SFA funded training provider. It is likely to take 12-24 months to complete this apprenticeship, depending on current qualifications and experience.

Qualifications required

Applicants need to have at least an Entry Level 3 in Functional Skills or GCSE grade D or above in English and Maths. (GCSE's valid within last 5 years)


The passion and commitment to become a fully qualified construction operative. It would be advantageous if you have any construction based qualifications, have previous related work experience, CSCS and/or PASMA, but this is certainly not essential

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