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Available opportunity

Apprentice Scaffolder

Salary

NMW

Opportunity type

Apprenticeship

Available hours

37.5 hours per week

Closing date

Job Description

Although the initial positions start in Haringey, candidates will be expected to travel around as the work can be quite changeable – so a driving licence will be an advantage to any applicants.

You will be required to:

  • Unloading scaffolding equipment on-site
  • Ensuring a stable base for scaffolding
  • Erecting scaffolding
  • Fixing scaffolding to buildings or structures
  • Laying boards for workers to walk on
  • Fixing guard rails and safety netting
  • Dismantling scaffolding when a project is complete
  • Creating different kinds of platforms, from simple scaffolding through to complex structures such as suspended scaffolding, cantilever drops and temporary roofs
  • Working on-site in all weather

Desired skills

  • Ability to work confidently at heights
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination
  • Good level of physical fitness
  • Awareness of health and safety
  • Ability to understand technical drawings and plans
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Grades A-C / 9-4 at GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and English preferred

Personal qualities

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills which enable him/her to establish and maintain positive working relationships with peers, customers, and other contractors
  • Physical fitness and stamina, since the job requires many physical requirements such as the ability to lift heavy materials and withstand extensive bending, kneeling, and harsh weather conditions
  • The ability to strictly adhere to construction and company health and safety policies and procedures
  • Another essential duty that is carried out by a roofer after fixing a roof is to complete the site set up and clean up, as cleaning up the job location where he/she worked is his/her responsibility

Essential

  • CSCS card, but help will be given to obtain one if not already held