Groundworker

Groundworker

“A groundworker interprets design specifications to prepare a site and make it ready for structural building work to take place”

A groundworker is the first tradesperson onto a construction and civil engineering site and they work closely with supervisors and engineers in interpreting design specifications to prepare a site and make it ready for structural building work to take place. They continue their work throughout the construction phase, working with all onsite construction trades, such as bricklayers and plant operatives, up to and including the final completion activities of the project. In this role, your work will include setting out and preparing the sub-surfaces ready for the structural work to begin, installing drainage systems, concreting, constructing roads and pathways, and carrying out the finished hard landscaping. You’ll be able to transfer between heavy construction and civil engineering sites as well as house building, commercial building and general building sites. You’ll be able to work for all types of construction companies, from small subcontractors to large main contractors.

Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: DT

Entry requirements: Depend on employer

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs

Potential salary upon completion: £18,000 per annum

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