Assistant Site Manager (Rail)

South East

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

Your apprenticeship is made up of learning on the job, but also gaining the academic skills to put into practice in your day-to-day job.

All modules are taught by a combination of lectures and small group sessions, which include seminars, group practical's, problem sets, debates and role-play. Assessments are varied and reflect the module outcomes. There are both written and practical assignments, opportunities to work on innovative project work. Some modules are assessed through examinations. Coursework tasks can include individual and group projects, presentations, critical reviews and portfolios, as well as conventional analytical essays.

Starting in September, you’ll join as an Apprentice Assistant Site Manager, giving you hands-on experience from day one whilst attending either Mid Kent College, Maidstone or East Kent College, Ashford on a day release programme.

You will work in a supported learning environment to develop the skills and knowledge for an Apprentice Site Manager, whilst completing a HNC in Construction.

Reporting to the Project Manager, you’ll assist in leading the development of the site through to completion; coordinating trades, directing labour and materials, whilst meeting a highly challenging schedule on time, within budget, with a focus on quality and clients, ensuring high standards of Health & Safety on site.


We're looking for enthusiastic and determined applicants who can work both independently and in a team. You will have an analytical mind and an interest in the construction industry, together with strong communication skills and the enthusiasm to learn and develop.

Entry requirements:

  • Two A Levels at grades CC or above, including one in a relevant subject (e.g. Maths or a Science subject)

  • A BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in a relevant subject at grade MPP or above

  • A BTEC Level 3 Diploma in a relevant subject at grade MM or above

Equivalent qualifications will also be considered. In addition, applicants must be employed in a position in the construction industry on entry to the programme.

Mature applicants (those aged 21 or over at the start of the course) who do not hold one of these qualifications but who possess a suitable level of relevant industry experience and/or qualifications are welcomed and will be considered on an individual basis.

About the Company

Walker Construction is a multi-disciplined construction company operating throughout the UK. Founded in 1964 by three Walker brothers, Walker Construction is a family business at its core.

Our purpose is to improve people’s lives by building the facilities and infrastructure that communities need, provide opportunities for our people to learn, grow and progress and work with our supply chain to promote the very best working practices as well as caring for the environment in which we work.

Here at Walker Construction, you have a platform to drive your career, explore your capabilities and turn ambition into reality. If you’ve got what it takes to join this year’s intake of apprentices get in touch and apply today.

We provide an inclusive and flexible working environment for people to thrive in and are a proud member of the Disability Confident Scheme.

We will provide an opportunity to work on exciting construction projects, where each day brings new challenges but most importantly a great place to work with family at its heart. We are passionate about ensuring we have the right environment to maximise return on investment by getting the best from our teams, giving the right skills to do your job.

With a starting salary of £17,000 per annum, 21 days annual leave + BH’s, additional long service related days along with the opportunity to buy holiday, Employee Assistance Programme and personal development opportunities where we will support you every step of the way.

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