Development Opportunities

What does the future look like?

Many people in the construction industry have started out as a general operative before progressing into other roles, so it’s a great way to kickstart your career.

Joining the JN Bentley on a Level 2 Groundworker apprenticeship is a great starting place to build your career in the construction industry. The apprenticeship will give you a solid understanding of construction operations and give you the practical skills to be able to carry out a variety of construction-based tasks, working on a live construction site.

As a general operative (also called a groundworker) you’ll work as part of a team carrying out construction-based tasks, making sure these are completed safely, on time and to a high quality. This might include things like setting-up and maintaining a clean and tidy site, groundworking, formworking, steel fixing, steel piling, concreting and road working.

Kicking off your career with an apprenticeship opens up lots of opportunities for future progression and development. When you complete your Level 2 qualification you’ll be a skilled general construction operative and, as you develop your skills, there’s the chance to take on greater responsibility or even lead your own site team.