Apprentice Scaffolder x 4 - Summit Marine Scaffolding - REF: KA 031

Company overview:

"Summit Marine Scaffolding is one of the leading scaffolding contractors in the United Kingdom. All aspects of our services are carried out in a professional manner with safety being our top priority. We operate across a range of sectors including marine, offshore, renewable energy, rail, power, utilities, construction industries and industrial industries. We believe our success is the direct result of our high motivated directly employed workforce and our collaborative partnership approach with our clients."

Key responsibilities for the role:

To work under the direction and guidance of an experienced supervisor on a range of new and existing buildings.
The job holder will work towards and be expected to achieve a Level 2 qualification in Scaffolding

  • Must be able to complete an apprenticeship framework in Level 2 Scaffolding
  • Learn the process of understanding drawings and work in accordance with customer requirements.
  • Loading and unloading vehicles using correct manual handling methods
  • Assembling and dismantling a range of different scaffold types examples but not exhaustive list are towers, independent, birdcage, cantilever, edge protection and mobile platforms. where appropriate
  • Ensuring safety measures are put in place to protect other trades and/or members of the public
  • Learn the process of inspecting and tagging scaffolding to ensure it is safe
  • Attend College on a block release basis, and undertake any additional training as requested
  • Take part in the apprentice review process
  • Follow Health & Safety policy and procedures, including the wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the use of harnesses for working at height
  • Use all tools, equipment and materials safely
  • Build and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, customers and managers

Key skills to be successful in your application:

  • Qualifications required/predicted Ideally have grade 3/D G.C.S.E or willing to work towards in Maths and English
  • Can understand and follow instructions
  • Can work as part of a team
  • Good knowledge of English and communication skills
  • Good understanding of maths
  • Good understanding of and willingness to follow safety guidelines at all times
  • Can pay close attention to detail
  • Can be flexible in work activities, locations and hours of work
  • Ability to work in external environments and work at height

Location: To be confirmed
Contracted Hours: To be confimred
Hourly rate of pay: National Minimum Wage

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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