Trainee – Site Operative

KR Group are seeking an enthusiastic individual, with an interest in construction, to join our team as a Trainee Site Operative. This entry-level opportunity will be based at our Newburgh premises, with travel to sites across Aberdeenshire and beyond. The post offers a blend of practical, hands-on experience with theoretical learning, providing you with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in your career.

This Traineeship will focus on developing steel and cladding skills and provide an opportunity to learn from an experienced on-site team. Additionally, trainees will earn qualifications including but not restricted to first aid, CSCS, H&S, IPAF, and an SVQ in cladding/steel erecting.


With over 20 years’ experience in steel and cladding, KR Group are on a mission to re-energise the construction industry. Our vision is to create a more sustainable construction model, and legacy for the next generation. Our core values are the foundation on which KR Group is built:

  • ATTITUDE is everything
  • INNOVATION is key
  • We INVEST in our people, environment, and future
  • SAFETY and WELLBEING are at the forefront of what we do

Role Requirements:

  • Can demonstrate base knowledge of the construction industry (or a willingness to learn!).
  • Able to communicate with colleagues, customers, suppliers, and external contacts.
  • Works accurately, with an attention to detail.
  • Comfortable working on construction sites, and operating machinery whilst adhering to strict safety instructions.
  • Dedicated to continual learning, and commitment to Trainee programme.
  • Able to use Outlook, Word, Excel, and communication apps on a phone/tablet.

What we can offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • 28 days annual leave, increasing to 33 days with length of service.
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities.
  • Mentorship from industry professionals.
  • Opportunities for advancement.
  • A supportive, flexible, inclusive work culture.
  • Regular team events.
  • Additional benefits, such as cycle and tech schemes.

If you’re ready to kickstart your career in construction, and make a meaningful impact, we want to hear from you! Please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your interest in the trainee position to The closing date for this vacancy is Friday 29th March 2024.

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