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Construction Site Supervisor Apprenticeship

Construction Site Supervisor Apprenticeship

A construction site supervisor is in charge of a construction site’s health and safety. The site supervisor monitors and analyses potential safety hazards on the work site to eliminate them. They will also conduct periodic site inspections and provide a safety programme.

As a supervisor, you are responsible for ensuring that a project is completed safely and on schedule; hence, you will manage and direct your assigned staff. Therefore, it is necessary to collaborate closely with the Foreman, who organises work on site.

Responsibilities

Throughout your apprenticeship, you may help:

  • supervise workers and subcontractors
  • help project managers to plan work
  • manage orders and deliveries of construction materials
  • organise staff work schedules
  • check work is carried out safely
  • complete records for site reports
  • attend site management meetings.

Salary

  • Starting salaries for an apprentice is £25,000 per year.
  • Experienced construction site supervisors can earn up to £45,000 per year.

Working hours

You will typically work 44 to 46 hours per week including evening and weekends working away from home.

Working environment

You could work on a construction site, at a client’s business or in an office.

Your working environment may be outdoors in all weathers.

Qualifications

Qualifications you can achieve as an apprentice construction site supervisor include:

  • Level 2 Construction Site Supervisor – Entry requirements for this level include 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a higher or degree apprenticeship. This qualification takes 36 months to complete.

Skills

On a construction site supervisor apprenticeship, you’ll learn:

  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • leadership skills
  • the ability to work well with others
  • knowledge of building and construction
  • to be flexible and open to change
  • knowledge of manufacturing production and processes
  • business management skills
  • customer service skills
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device.

Career path and progression

With experience you could specialise in health and safety, contract management or move into general construction management.

Updated on November 19, 2022

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