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New groundworker apprenticeships delivered by ARC Academy and Y Prentis

Working in partnership with ARC Academy, we’re recruiting Apprentice Groundworkers who will undertake a one-year apprenticeship from March.

The construction industry in Wales is projected to see an annual average output growth of 4.6% over the next five years. To support this growth, the industry needs an additional 2,450 construction workers a year to meet industry demand.

Y Prentis has been working closely with ARC Academy and local contractors to deliver an apprenticeship course which will help meet the future demand for more qualified groundworkers. This one-year course will provide people with the opportunity to gain the necessary work experience while spending one-day a week at ARC Academy’s training centre in Treforest studying towards a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services and a BTEC Level 2 Diplomas in Construction Occupations. As well as providing apprentices with the skills and knowledge that construction employers require, they will also learn about health, safety and welfare within the construction industry and gain an understanding of different construction technologies.

Darryl Williams, Progamme Manager at Y Prentis, said: “There is a need for more groundworkers in the industry, so it’s been great to set up this apprenticeship course in partnership with ARC Academy. It will not only support the industry’s need for more construction workers but provide much needed job opportunities for local people.”

Apprenticeships will be carried out across the south-east Wales region with local contractors.

About the course

This one-year apprenticeship course will start on Monday 18 March 2019. Students will spend four days on site and one day a week at ARC Academy’s training centre in Treforest studying towards a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services and a BTEC Level 2 Diplomas in Construction Occupations. The course will cover a range of subjects, including:

  • Installing drainage in the workplace
  • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace
  • Establishing work area protection and safety in the workplace
  • Preparing and operating specialist
  • Construction Processes and Operations for Low-rise Domestic Buildings
  • Construction Methods and Techniques for Low-rise Domestic Buildings
  • Construction Drawing Techniques
  • Laying Domestic Drainage

On successful completion of the one-year course, there will be the possibility of progressing onto an NVQ Level 2 in Plant Operations.

If you are interested in enrolling in the course and would like to secure an apprenticeship with Y Prentis, please complete an application form which can be found on our website at www.yprentis.co.uk/students-colleges

Applications will close on Friday 1 February 2019. Shortlisting will take place shortly after and, if successful, you will be invited in for an interview on Friday 8 February or Monday 11 February.

All successful candidates will be invited to participate in a two-week pre-employment programme, which will begin on Monday 4 March. Their apprenticeship will formally begin on-site Monday 18 March.

For further information please call the Y Prentis team on 0800 9753 147 or email enquiries@yprentis.co.uk

2 Comments

  1. Mason Wiltshire says:

    I would very interested in this apprenticeship!

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