An exciting opportunity for a Trainee Architectural Concrete Technician to join a specialist concrete cosmetic business. Do you have a passion for solving problems and a fascination for how things work? Would you like to get hands-on with real challenges? If yes, we’d love to talk….…
Trainee Architectural Concrete Technician
UK remote (ideally based in the Midlands) Plus Overseas Travel
£22,500 starting salary, increasing each year (our current year 2 salary is £26,000 and year 3 £32,500) during your 3-year training programme.
Aesthetic concrete finishes have long been a popular choice for some of the most impactful architecture and construction projects around the world.
All too often, however, the aesthetic concrete vision presented at design stage doesn’t translate well on-site and the results of the concrete work simply don’t produce a finish that meets the aspirations of the agreed visual concrete specification.
This is where we step in, our team of highly trained technicians travel round the world to improve concrete finishes that don’t meet the architectural vision and would potentially need to be demolished. Our team takes the stress and panic out of the situation should problems occur but also ensure projects stay on time and on budget, with relationships intact, and a visually stunning finish.
Our skills are not just limited to newly constructed buildings, but we also work on the restoration of concrete and stone finishes on Grade I and II listed buildings.
The Trainee Architectural Concrete Technician Role:
From day one you will contribute to live projects, while studying for an NVQ in Specialist Concrete Repair and undertaking our own in-house technical training.
On successful completion of the programme you will be able to:
+ Evaluate and report on architectural concrete (and other material) problems by combining your general and specialist remedial knowledge
+ Develop and apply appropriate remediation strategies and practical methods to concrete improvement and other materials where required
+ Provide management through the planning and implementation of projects, developing programmes of work
+ Summarise and tailor the communication of remedial strategies to stakeholders, clients and architects all requiring different levels of information
+ Manage and apply safe systems of work to comply with relevant codes of conduct
+ Undertake architectural concrete repairs in a way that contributes to sustainable development
During the first two years you will participate in a variety of industry recognised construction courses as well as our bespoke in-house BETOcare training programme. This includes:
+ NVQ in Specialist Concrete Repair
+ SSSTS – The Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme
+ PASMA and IPAF qualifications for working at heights using electronic platforms and towers
+ First Aid Training
At the end of the second year, you'll choose which further stream to study with NVQs in construction management, specialist concrete engineering or other related qualifications.
This is not a job for those that don’t like to travel. Our projects are based predominantly throughout the UK but 20% of our work is worldwide. You will therefore be required to travel worldwide as part of your role. We have worked in Dubai, Cyprus, Ireland, USA and Australia to name just a few.
It is likely that you will spend Monday – Friday working away from home most weeks unless a project is local to where you live. You may also be away from home for up to a month for certain projects abroad. Don’t worry all accommodation, meals and expenses will be covered.
The skills and attributes which underpins the potential of applicants to succeed are:
+ Passion for construction and restoration
+ Curiosity and problem solving
+ Work readiness
+ Learning agility
+ Technical ability
+ Communication and collaboration
We require, as standard, that all applicants hold a minimum of GCSE Grade D/5, or equivalent qualification, in English and Mathematics. Other subjects that we consider of benefit are Design & Technology and / or Art & Design, but these are not essential as you will be given all the training you need if successful.
All applicants must hold the right to both study and work full-time in the UK. You must also hold:
+ A clean full driving license
+ A valid passport
+ Covid Vaccination Pass (or evidence it is being secured)
+ You will be required to take and pass the CITB Operatives HS&E Test before any job offer is validated
Sounds like a good fit? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager
Your Experience / Background / Previous Roles May Include:
Trainee Concrete Technician, Apprentice Concrete Technician, Construction Graduate
If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.