As apprentice groundworker you are a member of construction staff who prepares the land ready for building on, and often takes care of drainage, concreting, kerbing and flagging. At the end of a home build, groundworkers return to put in driveways and footpaths. The role is suitable for someone who enjoys working outdoors and wants to be involved i

Desired skills

- Knowledge of building and construction
- Be thorough and pay attention to detail
- Ability to work well with others
- Be flexible and open to change
- Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- Ambition and a desire to succeed
- Ability to work well with your hands
- Able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Personal qualities

Reliable and punctual
Attention to detail
Ability to work with others
Good communicator
Good numerical skills
Good organisational skills

Desired qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-3 or A*-D) essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-3 or A*-D) essential

Future prospects

Datim 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

• Early starts
- Working outside all year around
- Working in the cold and rain
- Heavy work
- Not able to use your phone until break time

Important Other Information

You can be working half an hour to an hours travel away from Cramlington. You do get paid for the travel time.

Our sites can vary over Northumberland and Tyne & Wear

Best reasons to choose an apprenticeship

Earn while you learn. What's not to like about earning money while learning on-the-job, and getting a relevant qualification all at the same time.

Wide choice of careers. We are one of the biggest apprenticeship providers in the region and offer over 40 apprenticeship programmes in lots of career sectors.

Get paid. You will earn at least the minimum apprentice wage of £4.81 an hour (April 2022)

Great support. You will get the best of both worlds with support from your employer and college to make sure you achieve and get the best out of your apprenticeship.

Excellent prospects. Starting in the workplace means there is lots of potential for you to progress quickly, giving you a fast track route to career success.

A competitive edge. An apprenticeship will give you the edge when competing for jobs against other well-qualified candidates.

Get hired. The qualifications, skills and experience you gain will look super impressive on your CV and your apprenticeship could even turn into a full time job.

An alternative to university. Higher apprenticeships mean that you can become qualified to degree level and beyond.

Gain skills. Not only will you develop job specific skills, you will gain transferable skills, such as time management, that you can use in other industries and careers.

Real job. You will be doing a real job for a real employer and putting your skills and knowledge into practice will show employers what you are capable of.

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