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First-Year Apprentice Concrete Finisher

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Full Time
4 days ago
Salary
17 to 22 per hour
  • Building the life you want starts with acquiring skills that are in demand.
  • As a Red Seal tradesperson, career potential is unlimited. 
  • It all starts with apprenticeship; a unique opportunity to earn and learn while building your career.

British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) Apprenticeship Services is launching a major industry-wide drive supporting small and medium construction employers to hire and register first-year apprentices.

This province-wide recruitment drive is administered by BCCA as part of the BCCA Apprentices Services campaign. BCCA is launching a 22-month campaign funded by the Government of Canada’s Apprenticeship Service to enable small and medium-sized employers in BC’s construction industry to hire and register first-year apprentices. As part of the service to employers, BCCA will build a pool of qualified jobseekers, provide culture training via its Builders Code program, and mentorship support through its new Building Builders initiative. Additional apprenticeship supports, advice, and resources will also be made available to successful job applicants.

To learn more about BCCA Apprenticeship Services, click here.

About the Opportunity

British Columbia has an increasing demand for skilled tradespeople, resulting in rewarding employment opportunities. As a first-year apprentice, you will be starting a career path towards obtaining your SkilledTradesBC trade certification and Red Seal endorsement. This is a great opportunity to get hands-on training while receiving a competitive wage for your work!

A typical day as a concrete finisher could include working on commercial or residential building construction or renovation projects, or civil infrastructure projects. Concrete finishers install, maintain, and restore masonry structures such as foundations, floors, ceilings, sidewalks, roads, patios, and high-rise buildings. 

Day-to-day as an apprentice you could be:

  • Installing construction, isolation, and expansion joints
  • Directing placement of concrete into forms or surfaces
  • Operating power vibrators in order to compact concrete  
  • Levelling uneven surfaces, laying screed, and utilizing bull floats 
  • Using hardening and sealing components to cure and protect concrete
  • Achieving desired finishes with hand and power tools
  • Working at heights, on scaffolding or on swing stages
  • Preparing surfaces for repair or restoration
  • Working according to Worksafe BC Standards, applying Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, and donning Personal Protective Equipment
About You

BCCA Apprenticeship Services is looking for applicants interested in pursuing a career in construction as a first-year apprentice concrete finisher. The ideal candidate should be interested in starting a career path towards certification as a Red Seal concrete finisher and should be motivated to learn, reliable, and hardworking.

To succeed as a first-year apprentice concrete finisher, you: 

  • Communicate, work well with others, and follow directions well 
  • Have good dexterity and like to work with your hands
  • Enjoy working indoors or outdoors in all seasons 
  • Like to solve problems and build solutions
  • Are physically fit with stamina for manual labour
  • Have experience using hand and power tools
  • Are willing to follow safety guidelines at all times
  • Understand basic math
  • Have strong attention to detail
  • Are in good physical condition with good endurance (climbing, balancing, bending, kneeling, and heavy lifting are required)

Other qualifications can include (but are not required):

  • Hands-on experience in working with concrete finishing tools and materials
  • Occupational First Aid training, SiteReadyBC certification, and/or WHMIS training/certification
  • High school diploma and/or completion of the Level 1 Concrete Finisher Training from a SkilledTradesBC recognized post-secondary institution in BC
  • Valid BC driver’s license and reliable vehicle
  • Prior experience in construction (hobbies, summer jobs, or volunteer activities), agriculture or forestry, manufacturing, marine services or fisheries, municipal work, or other non-construction trades are a bonus
The Benefits of Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship offers a pathway to a successful career in construction. You will earn an income while gaining work-based training hours, education, and certification. Apprentices are eligible for government grants, tax credits, and employment insurance while attending training. This can help you offset the cost of training and certification and allow you to complete your apprenticeship and minimize student debt.

The starting hourly rate for first-year apprentices is usually between $17-$22/hour. It is determined by each employer and can vary depending on skills, location, and your experience. As a first-year apprentice new to a trade it is customary to begin at the bottom of the pay range but as you ‘earn and learn’ on the job, your pay will increase as you progress in your apprenticeship.

If this sounds like you, and you want to start your career in construction, we encourage you to apply today!

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