Piling attendant

Piling attendant

Assists in driving, boring and forming piles in the ground

As a piling attendant apprentice, you’ll train in the practice of pushing wooden, metal or concrete posts into the ground to support buildings and structures during the initial stages of construction. The work includes supporting piling plant machine operatives and specialist piling operatives by performing a variety of manual and mechanically assisted tasks, including loading and unloading materials, as well as handling and moving them, and then preparing, measuring, marking and cutting them. You’ll also learn to guide and control the movement and operation of plant, machinery and vehicles, as well as prepare and maintain them for later reuse. Progression from this apprenticeship could lead to level 3 specialist piling operations or, with experience and maturity, occupational work supervision in piling within the construction industry.


Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: DT

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs

Potential salary upon completion: £18,000 per annum

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