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Matthews & Leigh Civil Engineering LTD



Type of Apprenticeship

Intermediate Apprenticeship


This is an exciting opportunity to build a successful career in Civil Engineering and Construction with an established and
successful local construction business.
If you enjoy practical work and want a job outdoors, then working on construction sites could be for you. As a Construction
Operative / Groundworker, your duties will include:
 Groundwork – marking out and digging shallow trenches for foundations and laying drains.
 Concreting – laying and tamping (smoothing) concrete for foundations, floors and beams.
 Road working – concreting, laying kerbs, paving and re-surfacing.
 Road surfacing – working with the surfacing team to lay / construct roads and pavements.
Successful applicants will learn how to use various hand, power and machine tools. Successful applicants will be employed, will attend college 1 day per week and work on construction sites around the North West for the remaining 4 days per week. The Apprenticeship will be approximately 12 months long.


£200 - £240 per week, dependent upon hours worked, plus bonuses for attendance and achievement.

Working hours per week

40 hours per week maximum

Required Skills

An interest in Construction.
A good level of fitness.
Good practical skills.
The ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
Good teamworking and communication skills.

Personal Qualities Required

You must like working outdoors.
You should also be honest, reliable and willing to learn.
You should have excellent timekeeping and attendance.
You must be committed to completing the Apprenticeship.
You must be well presented and organised.
You must have a desire to learn about the Construction Industry.

Required Qualifications

GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above or equivalent is preferred but not essential.

Number of Vacancies


Expected Duration

12 months

Future Prospects

Potential full time employment for the right candidate.

Other Information

Working in the Construction Industry is exciting – there is never a dull moment! The Industry is very interesting and rewarding seeing roads, housing estates and buildings constructed that shape towns, cities and lives.
It takes hard work and commitment to work in the Construction Industry. Working hours vary, but generally start around
7.30am each morning. Some sites work evenings and weekends.
Working in Construction on pleasant or sunny days is great, but during winter months it can be cold and wet so the
successful candidates’ must ensure they are suited to this type of working environment. All workers, including Apprentices, need to hold a CSCS Card to work on construction sites. This will be arranged via
Matthews and Leigh Training Ltd.
Ideally you need to have your own transport and be prepared to travel to site.
The rate of pay offered for this programme is really good pay for Apprenticeships, being between 35% and 62% higher than the national minimum wage for Apprentices. There is also an opportunity to earn bonuses for performance based on attendance and achievement. This is paid on completion of the full programme. Applicants must seriously consider if they can afford to keep up financial commitments at this rate of pay for the duration of the Apprenticeship if they are successful and before accepting the job.

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