Groundworkers

Groundworkers prepare construction sites for building work by digging out and levelling the ground and laying concrete foundations, installing pipes and drainage and building paths, roads and driveways.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 18,681
£ 34,609
£ 51,759

Available jobs

In the past year there were 21,889 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Builds paths, roads, kerbs and footpaths, using flagstones, paving and tarmac.

  • Installs drainage and pipes and redirects waterways away from site.

  • Prepares site and lays concrete for shallow foundations and fabricates steel cages.

  • Mark out site area set up the construction site.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Construction

  • Paving

  • Excavation

  • Trenching

  • Machinery

  • Power Tool Operation

  • Hand Tools

  • Landscaping

  • Pipe Laying

  • Information Privacy

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Strong Work Ethic

  • Detail Oriented

  • English Language

  • Operations

  • Teamwork

  • Physical Stamina

  • Problem Solving

  • Physical Fitness

  • Customer Service

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.