Groundworker Apprentice

6144
Oxfordshire
Contract
£11.74/Hour
�� This role is based across multiple sites across Oxfordshire > Berkshire
 
Successfully trading for over 25 years and working with top tier clients within the Construction Industry CarmichaelUK has gained a reputation for always "placing people first". Our Trades & Labour Division have secured a number of key Infrastructure contracts across the UK and we are currently looking for a Groundworker Apprentice for HS2 sites in the Buckinghamshire area. These roles will be very long term, HS2 is due to run for around 8/9 years currently.
 
This Apprenticeship programme is in partnership with EKFB and The Skills Centre. EKFB is a joint venture that brings together international, market leading expertise from four leading civil engineering and construction companies: Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial Construction and BAM Nuttall.  All four partners have specialist expertise in the design, construction, operation, financing and maintenance of railway networks, including the construction of one of Europe’s latest high speed rail projects.
 
EKFB has been appointed by HS2 Ltd to deliver civil engineering works across an 80km section of the new high speed rail link between the Chiltern Tunnel and Long Itchington Wood. Its scope of the works includes 15 viaducts, 6.9km of green tunnels, 22km of road diversions, 81 bridges and around 53 million cubic metres of earthwork movement.
 
This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to progress their career within construction. There is a great opportunity to receive job specific training and to gain recognized industry qualifications as the contract progresses.
 
Skills you will learn:
  • Work safely and securely in compliance with given information, organisational policies and procedures, and current health, safety and welfare legislation including following the procedures for working in contaminated ground
  • Conform with productive working practices and completing the work in accordance with the programme of work
  • Interpret and follow verbal and written work instructions from supervisors and site managers
  • Access, interpret and use drawings and specifications
  • Select the required resources including tools and fixtures
  • Move, handle and store resources complying with relevant legislation & guidance
  • Use and maintain power tools and equipment
  • Select and use basic setting out equipment including tape measures, levels, straight edges, lines and pins, boning rods and laser equipment under guidance of the supervisor
  • Install, maintain and remove temporary protection and safety arrangements for the work area relating to barriers and temporary structures, including protection, safety notices and safety lighting
  • Install and test basic drainage and ducting
  • Measure, mark, cut and install geo-membranes to stabilise soil for re-instatement and excavations
  • Transport and place, then compact and finish concrete to slabs/bases, footing oversights, paths, form slab edgings including positioning reinforcement and kerbs
  • Set out and lay flags, paviours and edging to paths, driveways and other areas
  • Install ironworks relating to access covers and frames, and gully grates and frames including preparatory brickwork
  • Locate and excavate to expose buried utility services using electronic location instruments
  • Provide and remove temporary works including shallow excavation support (up to 1.2 metres)
  • Form and reinstate excavations and surfaces to sub-grades, sub-bases and road bases
  • Prepare to, then direct and guide the movement of vehicles, plant or machinery
This apprenticeship with include 2-3 days per month attending The Skills Centre working towards an NVQ.