General Construction Operations Modern Apprenticeship


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The role of a General Construction Operative

As a general construction operative you would work on building sites and in public places alongside skilled tradespeople. You could work on projects ranging from new housing developments to road building. General construction operatives/ labourer can work with concrete, lay drainage and pavements and excavate holes and trenches. They have a very wide range of skills, so it is probably no surprise to hear they are in demand.
With a basic knowledge of building methods and materials, they are involved in projects from start to finish and responsible for the building and reinforcing of excavations with concrete and metal materials. There are a lot of safety procedures to get to grips with, so they need to follow strict health and safety regulations at all times.

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"Carillion Apprentices Beyar And Ibrahim discuss their Apprenticeship journey"

Who is it for?

There are no entry requirements for this apprenticeship but you need to be above 16 years of age and working in the sector or searching for employment in the construction industry The GCO Apprenticeship is suitable for anyone who would like to work as a:

  • Groundwork Operatives
  • General Labourers
  • Concrete Workers
  • Highway Maintenance Operatives
  • General Site Operatives

How long will it take to complete the Modern Apprenticeship?

Technically the level 2 apprenticeship can be completed in 18 months.

To complete the GCO Modern Apprenticeship, you must:

  • Sustain employment for a minimum duration of 15 months
  • Complete the General Construction Operations SVQ
  • Complete the necessary in-house knowledge and practical training sylabus
  • Achieve the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Core Skill at Level 4

Possible progression routes after completion of GCO Modern Apprenticeship

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History of the TIGERS and Carillion Joint Venture

In 2008 Carillion Training Services and TIGERS created a joint venture to shape and prepare young persons for Modern Apprenticeship entry within the construction industry. In March 2014 we reached a significant milestone – the employment of our 500th apprentice since inception.

The scheme is built on a host employer model which ensures all apprentices will complete their MA Framework regardless of work and cash flow. The model relies heavily on the support of construction and related businesses who offer site work experience to assist in the assessment of the apprentice against the MA Framework. Scottish Water and their supply chain are a prime example of this support.

Over the years we have engaged with young persons from over the Central Belt of Scotland including Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Dunbartonshire and Lanarkshire.



If you would like more information regarding the General Construction Operations Modern Apprenticeship or to apply please contact us:

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  • Chris Garden, former TIGERS Trainee & Apprentice

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    Joining TIGERS has got to be one of the best things I have ever done. From the great training I received in the training centre to the valuable site experience I gained. I have now managed to start a full time job with Carillion Rail.

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