Ground Worker

What will the apprentice be doing on site

This is an excellent opportunity to take your first steps into developing your career as a Groundworker apprentice. This apprenticeship will involve working a company working across the public and private sector on refurbishments and new builds.

Groundworkers are the first trade on to a construction and civil engineering site and they work closely with supervisors and engineers in interpreting design specifications to prepare the site ready for the structural building works to take place, digging and laying foundations and drainage as well as setting out the site. They continue their work throughout the construction phase, working with all on-site construction trades, such as bricklayers and plant operatives, up to and including the final completion activities of the project. The work is varied and will go on to include paving, concreting and kerbing. This apprenticeship will include working alongside qualified staff and learning all aspects of
Groundworkers including:-

• Setting out and preparing the sub-surfaces ready for the structural work to begin
• Interpreting plans and drawings
• Site clearance
• Helping to prepare site
• Unloading and storing building materials
• Marking out and digging trenches for foundations
• Preparing footings
• Installing drainage systems
• Assisting with house and road drainage works
including plastic drainage or SUDS system –
sustainable drainage system
• Concreting – layering and smoothing concrete for
foundations and floors
• Constructing roads and pathways
• Assisting with road drainage and attenuation works
• Carrying out finished hard landscaping
• Working with a banksman
• Dumper/digger/360 excavator training – additional
to apprenticeship
• General labouring
• Keeping work area clean and tidy
• Clearing up at the end of the day
• Adhering to Health & Safety

Relevant information about the project

39 Hours a week £273 per week.

What sort of candidate are you looking for

• Able to show initiative
• Positive attitude
• Reliable
• Keen to learn
• Keen to progress
• Not afraid to get wet and muddy!
• Able to work alone and as part of a team
• Highly motivated
• Ability to establish and maintain good and effective working relationships
• Good communication skills
• Strong work ethic

Essential qualities

• Good Maths and English skills are required
• Excellent Communication Skills
• General Health and Safety awareness

Applicants must be able to drive due to rural location.

Qualifications Required

GCSE grade D and above in Maths and English is required or equivalent qualifications. Construction based work experience would be an advantage but is not essential.

Relevant information about the site

The apprenticeship will involve working towards a Level 2 Groundworker apprenticeship which will be delivered at a College on a day release basis, you will also work on site helping you to gain the vital experience needed to become an effective Groundworker. This apprenticeship will include an End Point Assessment

This role is subject to a Drugs & Alcohol Test, and applicants will need to complete their CSCS test before a second interview.


Reference COU-0001-21
Location Hastings
Apprenticeship Ground Worker
Level Intermediate (L2)

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Building 262B, Scottow Enterprise Park, Lamas Road, Badersfield, Scottow, NR10 5FB
01603 737739
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