General Construction

General Construction (GC)

Apprentices on this scheme will be working towards becoming experienced skilled construction operatives. The apprenticeship framework includes the following:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction.
  • Installing domestic drainage (manholes, brickwork, concreting and pipe work).
  • Laying kerbs and channels.
  • Understanding information, quantities and communicating with others.
  • Working to lines and levels.
  • Using civil engineering technology in practice.
  • Establishing work area protection and safety including street works.

Qualifications Gained

  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Technical Certificate Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Green Card – the Training Component).
  • Essential Skills Wales.
  • Peripheral qualifications including Health and Safety Awareness and First Aid.
  • SQA accredited qualification compliant to the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRWSA).
  • NVQ Level 2.
  • Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Blue Card – Competence qualification.
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Training

12 to 15 weeks of training is provided to all apprentices in a sandwich course format at our training centre in North Wales. On the job training is provided at our construction sites throughout the UK.

Duration

The apprenticeship can take between 15 months and two years to complete.

Benefits

During your apprenticeship you will be entitled to the following benefits:

  • A competitive wage.
  • Company contributing pension scheme subject to meeting eligibility criteria.
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays.
  • Travel and subsistence allowances while receiving on the job training.
  • All training fees will be paid for.

Your wages will increase as you gain more qualifications and experience

Entry Requirements

School leavers with a driving licence can apply for these schemes.


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