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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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 regulates or manages a species known as a pest and that can be perceived to be detrimental to

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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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Cleaning and environmental services

“Cleaning and maintaining environments, and controlling pests” There’s more to cleaning and environmental health than most people realise—cleaning staff can

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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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Abattoir worker

“Managing animals before and during the slaughtering process” From receiving animals in the strictly controlled handling (lairage) facility and through

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Nuclear health physics monitor apprenticeship

Nuclear health physics monitors provide radiological monitoring services at the workface within the nuclear industry to protect people, plant and

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Gas network craftsperson apprenticeship

The gas network craftsperson apprenticeship will teach you to safely build, maintain and repair components of the UK’s gas network

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Gas network team leader

The main role of a gas network distribution team leader is to safely build, maintain and repair the UK’s gas

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Chartered surveyor apprenticeship

Chartered surveyors measure, value, protect and enhance the world’s greatest physical assets, from city skyscrapers to sports stadiums, forests to

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Activity leadership/Outdoor programmes apprenticeship

The UK outdoors sector is vibrant, exciting and growing. It is particularly suited to those with a passion and enthusiasm

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Spectator safety apprenticeship

Event stewards, marshals and ground safety officers are responsible for ensuring the health, safety and security of spectators attending large-scale

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Sporting excellence apprenticeship

This dedicated Advanced Level apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence has been designed to meet the needs of young and talented athletes

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Cleaning and environmental services apprenticeship

The Cleaning and Environmental Services apprenticeship has two pathways: Cleaning, covering many aspects of professional cleaning, and Local Environmental Services,

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HM Forces apprenticeship

HM Forces continually recruit young people from all walks of life who are interested in securing a career within the

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Providing security services apprenticeship

Security officers are generally responsible for protecting people and property from injury, loss or damage caused through theft, vandalism, fire

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Able seafarer/tug rating (deck or engine room) apprenticeship

Tugs assist with the movement of larger ships in and out of port so that they may safely dock and

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Boatmaster apprenticeship

For anybody who wants to work on vessels operating on inland waterways and limited distances to sea, the Boatmaster apprenticeship

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Marinas and boatyards apprenticeships

Marinas and boatyards are busy places where boats have to be moved, moored and lifted for maintenance safely and following

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Merchant Navy (deck or engineering)

The Advanced Level Merchant Navy (deck or engineering) apprenticeship is an excellent progression pathway if you are already working in

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Seafishing apprenticeship

The Seafishing apprenticeship pathway is an excellent way into the industry for anybody who wants to work on fishing vessels. You

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Workboat operations apprenticeship

Specialist workboats are used for a whole host of activities that support the marine industry. They operate as landing craft,

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Commercial moving apprenticeship

Removals operatives move office and other furniture and goods to new premises or into storage. Their work may include European

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Explosives apprenticeship

The apprenticeship in Explosives provides a structured programme of learning and practical experience with an emphasis on explosives safety. Apprentices

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Extractives and mineral processing apprenticeship

We all depend on the Earth’s mineral resources. From toothpaste to bricks, many essential everyday products are made from natural

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Glass industry occupations apprenticeship

Glass takes many more forms than just windows. It can be stretched into threads for broadband cables, strengthened to stop

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Mail and package distribution apprenticeship

The Mail and package distribution apprenticeship deals with the collection, processing and delivery of mail. Mail services accounts for roughly

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Mineral products technology apprenticeship

Mineral products are extracted from the ground and used in their natural form or can be processed into bricks, concrete

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Engineering construction apprenticeship

The Engineering Construction apprenticeship covers a range of roles in engineering construction, reflecting the many career pathways that require specialist skills.

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Engineering environmental technologies apprenticeship

The engineering manufacturing, building services engineering, and construction sectors need a skilled workforce of technicians and engineers to help improve

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Gas industry apprenticeship

The Gas Industry apprenticeships cover a range of job roles in the gas industry, which itself consists of two distinct

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Nuclear power plant operations apprenticeship

A well-trained and highly skilled workforce of over 24,000 people is employed in the operation and decommissioning of the UK’s

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Power engineering apprenticeship

The power sector covers activities associated with the generation, national transmission and local distribution of electricity, up to, and including,

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Power network craftsperson apprenticeship

The main role of a power network craftsperson is to safely construct, maintain and repair the UK’s electrical power network

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Power sector apprenticeship

The Power Sector apprenticeship focuses on the installation and maintenance of plant and equipment associated with electricity distribution, transmission and

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