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We are looking to recruit general construction and joinery apprentices in the North East for the September 2018 intake.
Closing date:
Friday 22nd June 2018


As an apprentice at Sir Robert McAlpine, you will undertake a three-year apprenticeship, complete with day or block release at college.

You will be mentored and provided with all the support you need to achieve NVQ2 / NVQ3 as applicable during the three-year period.

The company will arrange for you to complete an operative’s health and safety test in order for you to gain your CSCS Card.

You will ideally have grades A to C in GCSE Maths, English and IT.

Please note - Applicants must be willing and able to travel as they will be required to move to various sites throughout the region depending on workload and in order to gain relevant experience.

General Duties

An overview of the areas you will be trained in throughout your apprenticeship is provided below, although this is not an exhaustive list.

Joinery apprentices will be trained to carry out the following:
• Measure, mark and cut materials to size and fix into position e.g. skirting, back moulds, window boards, floor joists and coverings
• Plumb, line and level door frames, fix and hang doors
• Fix ironmongery
• Use hand/power tools
• Make and fix formwork (shuttering) into position to form moulds for concrete

General construction apprentices will be trained to carry out the following:
• Site works including placing concrete and finishing concrete using hand/power tools
• Ground work, digging foundations, trenches, exposing services and making good
• Laying modular paving including sand and cement screeds
• Laying drainage

You should register your interest with the CITB via this link: before applying below.

Applications should include a cover letter, which details the type of apprenticeship that you would like to be considered for, and a copy of your CV.

Your CV should contain the following information:
• Personal details (Full name, address, contact telephone number, email address)
• Exam results (or expected results)
• School attended
• Work experience details
• References - including contact details (If you have left education within two years of your application then this should include your head of year)
• A brief paragraph about yourself

Successful candidates will be paid in line with the Working Rule Agreements.

Interviews are expected to take place in early/mid-July for a September intake/employment start date.

Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd is an equal opportunities employer.