Published on Thursday, July 30, 2020

Apprentice Groundworker

Groundplay Ltd

Job Description:

If you enjoy practical work and want a job outdoors, then working in groundworks/ hard landscaping could be for you.

To be a groundworks apprentice, you will need:

  • A good level of fitness
  • A basic knowledge of building methods and materials
  • An ability to work in a team and learn on the job
  • A good manner for liaising with customers

There are no set entry requirements to become a ground worker / Landscaper. You may have an advantage if you have some previous experience. Some employers may ask for GCSEs in subjects like Maths and English, or equivalent.

The types of work involved are:

  • Paths
  • Patios
  • Paving
  • Preparing and installing outdoor play equipment
  • Ground works
  • Using various small machinery 
  • Laying decking, fencing, sleeper walls

As an apprentice you would also use various hand or power tools and with further training and experience operate construction plant such as dumpers-rollers or excavators.

This position is ideal for an apprentice that wants every job to be different and learn a variety of different tasks.

The duties of this apprenticeship will include the above plus any additional duties and responsibilities that may reasonably be expected to be undertaken in accordance with the role.

Successful candidates will be able to start this career through our apprenticeship scheme.

Desired Skills: You will need to show a keen interest in the construction sector, enjoy practical outdoor work and have good practical skills
Personal Qualities:
  • You will be punctual, reliable, enthusiastic and eager to learn
  • You will have a flexible attitude in relation to working hours and working patterns (the working day will finish when the job is complete)
  • You will be physically strong and enjoy working outdoors
  • You will be able to follow instructions and work as part of a team
Desired Qualifications:

No formal qualifications are required for this role, however, a good level of English and Maths will be an advantage.

Things to Consider:

Future prospects

Groundplay are looking to expand their team of groundworker’s and recruit a candidate to undertake the apprenticeship training whilst in full-time employment with them. You must show the desire and motivation to progress your career by working hard and adhering to the terms and conditions of employment. This is a fantastic opportunity for the successful candidate to start their career with a highly reputable and well-established company.

Things to consider

The successful candidate will be required to attend CP Assessments Training Centre in Denaby Main, Doncaster on 3 day block-release sessions every 8 weeks to complete their apprenticeship training.

Link to Vacancy:
To Apply: Register on the national apprenticeship website, then click the above link to apply
Closing Date:  13 Aug 2020
Additional Information:

Groundplay Limited is a family run business and was launched in February 2014. Their specialist services Include: Playground Installations, MUGAs (Multi-Use Games Areas), Outdoor Gyms, Trimtrails, Groundworks, Fencing &, Shelters. They work predominantly throughout the Yorkshire region, within a 2-hour radius of their depot in Grimethorpe.

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