Groundworks/Highways Maintenance & Bricklaying Apprenticeships

Groundworks/Highways Maintenance & Bricklaying Apprenticeships

Realm Construction are offering 3 Modern Apprenticeships this year:


2 x Road/Highways Maintenance (Groundworks) MA (2 year MA based at Edinburgh College)

(Course content:  drainage, earthworks, kerb laying, monoblocking, concrete, install street ironwork, reinstate excavations, tools & equipment operation, service detection and all aspects of groundworks).

1 x Bricklaying MA (4 year MA based at Edinburgh College)

(Course content:  Brickwork techniques:  seal foundations with damp-resistant materials, spread layers of mortar to serve as a base and binder for bricks, remove excess mortar, and check vertical and horizontal alignment, use various tools and brick-cutting machines to cut and shape bricks, construct arches and ornamental brickwork, repair and maintain clay bricks, cement blocks/bricks and related structures technical drawing/CAD, modular paving, concrete finishing, work from plans and specifications, plus all aspects of groundworks experience gained on site).


Our site apprenticeships offer a fantastic opportunity to earn while you learn; construction work isn’t an easy option but it’s hugely rewarding with many different career paths. 

Our strategy is to train, develop & invest in a strong, skilled team - our former apprentices help our experienced team to train new apprentices (and help to recruit them too)!


We asked our site managers "What makes a great apprentice?"  It's pretty clear that successful apprentices share many, if not all of the following characteristics: 


Practical & enjoys manual work

Commitment to role & attendance

Reliable & trustworthy

Hard work ethic

Keen to learn new skills

Physically fit


Able to plan & manage own time

Enthusiastic & self motivated

Problem solving skills

Enjoys working outdoors (sunshine & snow!)

Uses own initiative

Technical/analytical skills

Good team player

Understanding of groundworks, civil engineering & brickwork

Interpersonal skills

IT literate

Communication skills

Driving licence (or planning to work towards it)

Think that sounds like you?  If so, apply to our Apprenticeship Programme.

Download & complete an APPLICATION FORM & email it plus a detailed cover letter to by SUNDAY 2ND JUNE 2019!  (Applications received after the closing date will not be considered).

We want to know about you, your skills & why you'd make a fantastic apprentice. 

Your cover letter is an opportunity to showcase your practical skills, reliability and suitability for the role (feel free to include photos of you building/making something at home/at college/school/at work, describe key learning from a Foundation Apprenticeship or Construction Academy - show us your potential!).

Our Apprenticeships attract a large volume of applications each year, so we recommend that you take some time to make your application stand out from the crowd.


Successful applicants will proceed to the next stage for group selection exercises to test literacy, maths & spatial awareness aptitude.  

If successful the next step is pre-employment training (to prepare you for safe site work) plus a 1 or 2 week work placement assessment (you don't need to have site experience to apply - you just need to show us what you can do during the work placement)! 

Lastly a 1:1 interview then a job offer if you're successful!  Enrol at College in August/September! 


If you have any queries, please email (NO enquiries via FaceBook/Twitter please).

Applications can only be considered if submitted as per the guidelines above.




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