So you’re thinking of becoming a Scaffolder Great! You’re making a smart choice.
The first step in the journey is to sign up as an apprentice. You probably have a few questions right now and this guide aims to answer those. We’ve pulled together some important info you should know about if you’re thinking of becoming a scaffolder.
Are you ready to do an apprenticeship?
You will need to have some basic skills and knowledge before starting a scaffolding apprenticeship. You’ll learn all the technical bits in your apprenticeship, but for starters you’ll need to be:
Comfortable working at heights or in small enclosed areas, and in places that may be noisy, dirty, dusty, and/or hazardous
Physically fit (the work involves climbing and lifting) Able to understand basic maths, English and physics.
Able to work evenings, weekends, and on call, if neededAble to present yourself professionally (you’ll be representing your employer and interacting with clients and other people, like members of the public) Responsible and well-organised Good at communicating with others.
Choosing an employer
To become an apprentice, you need to sign up with a scaffolder that meets the criteria below and wants to take you on. It’s a big responsibility taking on an apprentice, and they will be keen for you to do well. They will be working closely with you and will have a big influence on the next 2-3 years of your life. Make sure you get along well and you have an understanding of what’s expected of you.
Why choose us?
•• We hold a current Elementary/General
Scaffolding Certificate of Competence
•• We have completed the Skills Verifier training.
Let’s work together