Apprentice Scaffolder (Level 2 Standards Apprenticeship)

24 Months – consisting of site work and training at college via block release.

£8.50 an hour & COTS course provided, leading to incremental pay rises


Purpose of 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

Key Accountabilities may include:

  • Learn the process of understanding drawings and work in accordance with customer requirements.
  • Loading and unloading vehicles using correct manual handling methods
  • Learn the process of inspecting and tagging scaffolding to ensure it is safe
  • Assembling and dismantling a range of different scaffold types to include supported independent, cantilever and mobile platforms.
  • Fixing guards rails and safety netting 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

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Can understand and follow instructions
  • Can work as part of a team
  • English and maths qualifications (functional skills or GCSE)
  • 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


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