APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME

If you are between 16 – 24 and interested in developing your experience in the construction industry as a scaffolder, why not apply for our Apprenticeship Scheme. The two-year apprenticeship offers you the opportunity to learn terminology, familiarise yourself with equipment and gain onsite knowledge, along with attaining your NVQ Level 2 in Scaffolding and Accessing Operations and Rigging.

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OUR APPRENTICESHIP

The successful candidates will receive full on-the-job training from our experienced workers, as well as attending college in blocks of 10 days, this would take place roughly twice a year during the two-year apprenticeship. You will work with experienced tradesmen as well as being supported by your site manager at each work placement whether you are in the service yard or on site.

Our Apprenticeship and training lead will co-ordinate your training portfolio to ensure you receive suitable exposure to the various types of scaffolding over the period.

Training is a part-time 11-week programme (10-day blocks over 18 – 24 months). All Training, Travel & Accommodation is paid for during your apprentice training, which takes place in Warrington.

This would lead to the achievement of an NVQ Level 2 in Scaffolding and Accessing Operations and Rigging.

Your duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Loading and unloading scaffold equipment from the wagons
  • Moving and storing scaffold equipment correctly in the yard
  • Keeping the yard organised and tidy
  • Low level labouring
  • Adhering to health and safety

 
Once you progress to working on site, you will initially work with teams to erect and dismantle scaffolding. The ultimate aim being that you  progress to eventually erecting and dismantling scaffold yourself.

Desired skills

  • Fitness: Scaffolding is a labour-intensive career, and a moderate level of fitness is essential to ensure a scaffolder can carry out their duties safely and effectively in a way that reduce the potential for harm
  • Ability to work at heights: It is vital that they feel comfortable working at height, this includes both the obvious height aspect, but also balance. You will build confidence as training progresses
  • Team work: The ability to work in a team is important to work safely and efficiently
  • Problem solving: The ability to assess a situation and find a safe, effective solution is an essential quality for all scaffolding professionals
  • An understanding and awareness of health and safety
  • Excellent time keeping and attendance
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions

 
Personal qualities

The ideal candidate is:

  • Happy to undertake physically demanding work
  • Happy to work outdoors in the elements i.e. winter and summer
  • Prepared to get dirty
  • Enthusiastic for the job and sees scaffolding as a career path
  • Prepared to speak up to ask questions or advice

 
Future Prospects

On completion of the apprenticeship, you will achieve:

  • CISRS Trainee (Part 1)
  • CISRS Scaffolder (Part 2)
  • CISRS Skill Test (Level 2)
  • Construction Diploma (Level 2)
  • NVQ Access and Rigging Operations – Scaffolding (Level 2)
  • Functional Skills (Level 1)
  • CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test

 

Apply to Join Our Apprenticeship Scheme