General Construction Operative Apprenticeship
Employment Type:
National apprenticeship minimum wage (currently £3.90 an hour) progressing onto national minimum wage in your second year
Closing Date:
05/12/2019 11:59


Construction Operatives are involved in a range of practical tasks that help skilled construction workers.



Practical tasks may include:

  • Digging trenches
  • Mixing and laying concrete
  • Operating machinery
  • Using equipment such as cement mixers, drills and pumps
  • Moving, loading and unloading materials


The work can also involve driving a fork-lift truck and other construction site vehicles. The work is often physically demanding.


Operatives are often responsible for keeping the site tidy and looking after tools and equipment. Also following instructions from skilled workers forms an important part of the work.


Construction Operatives wear protective safety clothing such as a hard hat, high visibility jacket, safety boots and overalls at all times.


Apprenticeship/Programme Framework:

Apprenticeships are delivered via a mixture of onsite and college training. Typically you will spend 4 days a week working on site and 1 day a week in college.


  • NVQ level 2 General Construction Operations (Onsite Competence Based Element)
  • Diploma in General Construction Operations
  • Level 2 (In College Knowledge based element)
  • Numeracy level 1 and Literacy level 1 skills


Programme Duration

2 Years


Delivery Method  

Delivery will be at the nearest college contracting with CITB.


Minimum Qualifications

There are no formal requirements although it would help to have Maths and English GCSE Grades A-C.


Skills / Experience required

To become a General Construction Operative, you will need to be able to read plans and be able to work in an organised way.


Terms & Conditions

Throughout your apprenticeship you will be paid national apprenticeship minimum wage in your first year progressing onto national minimum wage in your second year.


Expected Duration 

Your contract with Constructing the Future will last for the duration of your apprenticeship.


Application Process

Anyone interested in becoming a CtF groundwork apprentice should send their CV or request an application form from CTF-apps@calico.org.uk


How To Apply

Please see advert for more information.

Constructing the Future - A Calico Group Service
Constructing the Future (CtF) was established in July 2010 by Lancashire Housing Partnership, Regenerate Pennine Lancashire and CITB to develop careers in the construction sector.

Telephone: 01282 686300

Email: careers@calico.org.uk