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Carpenter Apprenticeship Formwork Shuttering

Reference number: SW-006308
  • Job Type: Apprenticeships
  • Employer: Laing O’Rourke


** This role is subject to a two-week unpaid pre-apprenticeship in London, upon successful completion candidates will be offered a place on our Technical Apprenticeship programme** 

What is Formwork Shuttering Carpenter?

A shuttering carpenter is someone who creates formwork or shuttering which are temporary structures on site used and are an essential component of the reinforced concrete construction process. Formwork is the term given to either temporary or permanent moulds into which concrete is poured to form the concrete frame elements and complete a buildings sub structure.

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The Laing O’Rourke Apprenticeship programme – what can you expect?

Our Technical Apprenticeship programme is developed for individuals with a passion for construction and engineering. It combines college and work-based training, allowing you to build your skills and gain a recognised qualification while working on some of the most exciting projects in the UK.

The Technical Apprenticeship programme provides you with a formal college education, leading to a Level 2 and/or 3 apprenticeship standards in your chosen vocation. You will also gain a broad set of technical skills through on-the-job training, supported by our qualified and experienced workforce, and construction professionals. A dedicated mentor and approved training provider will work closely with you, providing regular feedback on your progress towards completing your apprenticeship.

The Pre-Apprenticeship – what can you expect?

The pre-apprenticeship programme is a 2-week introduction into the Formwork carpentry trade and the industry in general.  During the programme you will learn about what’s involved in the role, the tools equipment, and materials you will work with when you begin the full apprenticeship.  There will also be valuable health and safety awareness training, meaning that you will be site ready and able to embark on to the apprenticeship upon completion of this 2-week programme.

The 2-week programme is not paid employment at this time, however, traveling expenses will be covered. Successful candidates from this programme will be offered full time employment as a Laing O’Rourke technical apprentice 

You will also need to meet the following criteria:

  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • Full mobility to enable travel to various project locations where needed

**The Apprenticeship trial will take place in October unless stated otherwise **

Laing O’Rourke are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Date posted: 21/09/2021

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