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Apprentice Ground workers


Chartway Group are looking for Apprentice Ground workers, to assist other trades people on construction sites by doing a range of manual ground working/labouring jobs and tasks.
To be a ground worker you will need a good level of fitness. This role would suit someone looking to establish a career within the construction industry.

Responsibilities and accountabilities

The role will include but is not limited to the following:-

Help to prepare the site at the start of a job, putting up site huts, unloading and storing building materials, and setting up ladders and scaffolding.

Ground working – marking out and digging shallow trenches for foundations and drains.

Concreting – mix, pour, layering and smooth concrete for foundations, floors and beams.

Road working – concreting, laying kerbs, paving and re-surfacing.

Digging and laying of drainage and backfilling.

When you have received training you will use various hand, power and machine tools, and may be asked to operate construction plant equipment.

You will wear protective clothing, including a safety helmet, high viz and boots and to comply at all times with Company Health and Safety policy.

You would work outdoors in all weather conditions and sometimes at heights. The work is physically demanding and often involves carrying heavy or awkward loads.

Person Specification

You will need: a good level of fitness and ideally some basic knowledge of the construction industry. You will need the ability to follow written and spoken instructions, a good head for heights, good team working skills, and an understanding and appreciation of on-site health and safety issues. You’ll need to be dependable and reliable and flexible to business needs, and to enjoy working outside in all weathers.

5 A* to C grades including English, Maths would be advantageous but is not essential.

Future prospects
We aim to train and work with our apprentices so that they will continue to be a valuable member of our Groundworks team.

Important other information/reality check
The role can be based on various sites in Kent so you would need your own form of transport.

You will need to attend college in Bircham Newton on 4 week block release as part of your apprenticeship.
If you wish to apply for a position as a ground worker please send your CV to

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