Working outdoors apprenticeships

Do you enjoy the idea of working outdoors? Would you rather feel the sun (or wind, or rain) on your face than sit facing a computer screen all day? There are lots of apprenticeship roles that will enable you to do just that

Take a look at the list below to find something that might suit you.

Working outdoors apprenticeships

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Workboat crewmember

“A workboat crewmember works on a wide variety of specialist vessels” As a workboat crewmember, usually along with two to

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Port marine operations officer

“A port marine operations officer assists in ensuring the safe transit and handling of vessels into and out of the

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Maritime occupations

“Maritime occupations involves working aboard a vessel or at port, supporting the efficient and safe operation of maritime vehicles and

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Marine pilot

“A marine pilot safely navigates vessels from sea to berth or berth to sea within the port’s jurisdiction” With safety

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Boatbuilder

“A boatbuilder constructs boats such as yachts, workboats and superyachts, and refits and repairs existing boats” A boatbuilder constructs yachts,

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Marine engineer

“A marine engineer designs and oversees testing, installation, and repair of marine apparatus and equipment” A marine engineer works on

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Able seafarer

“An able seafarer works as part of the navigation department on ships and other vessels, keeping watch and maintaining safety

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Outside broadcasting engineer

“A multi-skilled outside broadcasting engineer works on location to provide picture and sound coverage of a range of events” An

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Live event rigger

“A live event rigger installs infrastructure for the scenic, lighting, sound and audiovisual elements of a live event” A live

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Military survival equipment fitter

“A military survival equipment fitter maintains military aircraft and personal survival equipment” The military survival equipment fitter will maintain aircraft

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Supply chain officer

“A supply chain officer organises, prepares, sends and tracks the delivery of goods” Every organisation has to buy goods and

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Logistics operations

“The logistics operations apprenticeship covers managing the movement of goods from a supplier, ensuring that they arrive on time” Logistics

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Tunnelling operative

“A tunnelling operative builds the underground tunnels needed for services such as rail lines and water works” The primary role

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Steel fixer

“A steel fixer assembles and installs steelworks required to strengthen reinforced concrete structures” The primary role of a steel fixer

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Scaffolder

“A scaffolder provides access solutions or structural support that allows other trades to carry out their roles safely while working

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Project controls technician

“A project controls technician analyses progress and performance data on engineering, manufacturing, construction and infrastructure projects” A project controls technician

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Piling attendant

“A piling attendant assists in driving, boring and forming piles in the ground in order to provide firm support for

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Mineral products technology

“Mineral products technology involves supervisory or managerial responsibility for an aspect of a mineral extraction or processing operation” Mineral products

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Mineral processing weighbridge operator

“A mineral processing weighbridge operator acts as the hub for the operational site, controlling vehicle movements, contractors, authorised personnel and

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Lifting technician

“A lifting technician prepares and operates different cranes to lift and place a variety of loads in the workplace” The

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Formworker

“A formworker repairs, installs and manages all stages of the formwork and falsework processes” Formwork is used to form concrete

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Digital engineering technician

“A digital engineering technician completes complex tasks using digital engineering techniques such as virtualisation and simulation of design, construction and

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Construction site engineering technician

“A construction site engineering technician looks after the technical, organising and supervising side of construction projects” On a construction site engineering

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Civil engineering technician

“A civil engineering technician provides technical support to engineers and other construction professionals” A civil engineering technician provides technical support

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Civil engineering site management

  “Civil engineering site management involves organising the work on building projects, making sure that the work is completed safely,

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Civil engineer

“A civil engineer provides technical and management input to develop design solutions for complex civil engineering problems” As a civil

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Chartered surveyor

“A chartered surveyor provides professional advice and recommendations to clients on land, property or construction” As a chartered surveyor advising

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Building services engineering craftsperson

“A building services engineering craftsperson designs, installs and services engineering systems used to heat large buildings such as factories and

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Building services design technician

“A building services design technician supports engineers, surveyors and architects on construction projects” A building services design technician provides assistance

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Bricklayer

“A bricklayer lays bricks, blocks and other types of building components in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions,

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Asbestos analyst/surveyor

“Performing an essential role in the identification, analysis and monitoring of asbestos materials” Asbestos is a hazardous material that is

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Dairy technologist

“A dairy technologist develops and produces dairy products from raw materials, including milk from cows, sheep and goats. Products include

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Veterinary nurse

“Providing expert nursing care for sick animals” Veterinary nursing is the supportive care of animals receiving treatment within a veterinary

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Trees and timber

“Establishment, care, maintenance and management of trees, woodlands and forests, as well as the production of wood and timber products”

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Sustainable resource operations and management

“Managing and supervising a waste management or recycling operation” Waste management and recycling are increasingly important as populations grow and

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Senior equine groom

“Providing for and coordinating the day-to-day care of horses” As an apprentice senior equine groom, you can expect to handle

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Saddler

“Making and repairing horse saddles” The saddlery trade supports the pursuit of excellence in its traditional craft skills while also

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Poultry worker

“Supporting the bird development process, maintaining bird accommodation and preparing and monitoring the livestock production environment, whether this is on

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Poultry technician

“Raising animals with optimal welfare and consideration for their needs throughout the different stages of life” As a poultry technician,

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Pest control technician

“Pest control technicians get rid of pests that are a danger to health or that damage crops or food” Pest

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Metal recycling general operative

“Identifying different metals, sorting and separating them into grades” As a metal recycling general operative, you’ll train in a range

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Land-based engineering technician

“Providing advanced technical support and guidance across a diverse range of plant and equipment in sectors such as agriculture, horticulture,

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Horticulture and landscape operative

“Planning and maintaining large gardens, parks and other green spaces” Horticulture and landscape operatives are employed to work in public

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Heritage engineering technician

“Preservation, restoration, re-manufacture, service and repair of historic engineering achievements” Heritage engineering technicians work on heritage artefacts that are unique

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Forest operative

“Managing trees, plants and the environment in forests and woodland” Forestry is the art, science and practice of woodland establishment,

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Equine groom

“Working in partnership with horses and caring for their needs” As an equine groom apprentice, you’ll enter a vocational industry,

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Crop technician

“Optimising crop/plant yields, while maintaining and improving the surrounding environment” As a crop technician, you’ll be responsible for optimising crop

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Cleaning and environmental support services

“Working to keep public and private spaces and properties clean and habitable, for the benefit of all who use them”

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Arborist

“Planting, felling and maintaining trees” The arboricultural industry manages trees for their benefits and values in diverse urban and rural

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Animal care and welfare assistant

“Looking after the routine day-to-day care of domestic and/or wild animals” Animal care and welfare assistants work under guidance in

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