Building products industry occupations apprenticeship

The building products industry plays a key role in the supply of essential products to the construction industry, including bricks, blocks, roofing tiles, pipes and much more.

The industry covers the manufacture of products that make up our house and public and commercial buildings and is central to society.

The Intermediate Level Building Products Industry Occupations apprenticeship covers operational and technical occupations in both clay and concrete technologies. The work you will carry out as an apprentice will vary greatly according to your employer’s business. Job roles range from those requiring very traditional manual skills to ones which are controlled and monitored by sophisticated technology systems and involve both basic and complex manufacturing processes. You could learn many new skills, including how to load and operate mixers; crush raw materials, handle equipment like cranes and kilns; and deliver finished goods to construction sites.

Many building products roles require manual skills, lifting and handling heavy equipment (although many factories do have lifting devices) and spending long periods standing so physical fitness is important. Some of your work may be outdoors.

You may be required to work in a factory-based environment. Many roles involve repetitive processes that require both patience and good attention to detail. Overtime, shift work and weekend working may be required by some employers.

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Intermediate (Level 2)

Starting salary (once qualified):


Job roles:

Stockyard operative, Concrete product setter, Wire tensioner, Extruder operator, Concrete plant operative, Cage builder

Issuing Authority:

Proskills UK Ltd –

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