Apprentice General Construction Operative

Position Details

Location Site Based with the main office being in Alness
Working Hours Full Time
Duration 2 year training period (potential to progress onto further training and a permanent role)
Holidays 30 days
Remuneration Dependant on experience/qualifications
Probationary Period 3 months from commencement.

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Principal Job Responsibilities

As a Trainee General Construction Operative, you will be trained and required to undertake duties which will include assisting the site operations team / squad in the execution of building, civil engineering and utility works, including the earthworks, drainage, utility installations, road building and general construction works. 


Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations.

Along with on the job training, you will be attending National Construction College Scotland, Inchinnan for 16 weeks of block release over the 2-year period.

The course includes practical training in the following:

  • Working in a construction or tunnel construction environment
  • Levelling and setting out
  • Construction tunnels
  • Laying Drainage and mixing / pouring concrete
  • Knowledge of formwork including steel fixing, concrete placing, compacting and finishes.

Plus training in Construction Technology, including

  • Interpreting information
  • Estimating resources
  • Basic building methods
  • Building elements
  • Building materials.

For more information please visit: Construction Operative

Applicant Qualities

The successful applicant will ideally have the following skills, qualities and experience:-

  • Full UK driving licence (preferred but not essential).
  • The ability to work effectively with others as a competent team member.
  • A genuine desire to work in the construction field.
  • We are looking for someone who is a versatile, flexible and accommodating worker.
  • Be trustworthy, friendly, timeous and reliable.

If this sounds like the perfect fit for you, please send your CV to

Pat Munro (Alness) Limited. Registered in Scotland (Reg No: SC033294). Registered Office: Caplich Quarry, Alness, Ross-shire IV17 0XU

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