Apprentice Scaffolder - C&E Structures - REF: KA 035

Company overview:

"We provide scaffolding for domestic and commercial properties.  We are an accredited scaffolding contractor so this means you can be sure all our work is carried out to high standards. We are a knowledgeable team when it comes to scaffolding and we pride ourselves on providing a great customer service to match our high standards of workmanship."

Key responsibilities for the role:

  • Must be able to complete a Level 2 Scaffolding Apprenticeship standard at Simian in Warrington
  • Must be able to work as part a gang and work alongside other trades
  • Take instructions from qualified scaffolder’s and management
  • Must be capable of manual work
  • Keeping the work place safe and tidy
  • Work outdoors

Key skills to be successful in your application:

  • Qualifications required/predicted English and maths desirable but not essential as can be completed alongside apprenticeship
  • Able to read and understand health & safety paperwork / rules.
  • Health & safety aware
  • Attendance and timekeeping is essential
  • Be able to work at height

Location: Various in Merseyside                                          
Contracted hours:  40                                
Hourly rate of pay: National Minimum Wage for age     

Closing date: 12 July 2021       

How to apply: 
1. Download and complete the application form 

2. Return it via email to theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk

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