Construction apprenticeship

Construction apprenticeship

For many years the construction industry has had a traditional apprenticeship programme covering the craft occupations in a range of roles.

On the Construction apprenticeship you will be given the opportunity to progress to supervisory and management level in the construction industry, becoming part of a well-trained, productive workforce. A wide range of apprenticeships are available, including painting and decorating, bricklaying, carpentry, joinery, shopfitting, maintenance and woodmachining, and these roles are carried out in either workshops or construction sites, within domestic or commercial premises.

The Intermediate Level apprenticeship is offered in a variety of different trades, including decorative finishing and industrial painting; maintenance operations; trowel occupations; wood occupations; and woodmachining. The role you train for will vary according to the pathway you choose.

You will be assessed continually to gauge your suitability for progression to an Advanced Level apprenticeship, where you could specialise in trowel occupations or wood occupations, training to become a bricklayer, site carpenter, bench joiner or shopfitter.

A good head for heights is essential and you should be prepared to work outside in all seasonal weather conditions. You might need to travel to sites or, in some cases, stay in lodgings while working away from home. Many of these occupations are physically demanding so you should have a good level of fitness and be able to work quickly while paying close attention to detail. Good maths skills are necessary to take measurements as well as the ability to follow plans and written/spoken instructions.


Intermediate (Level 2); Advanced (Level 3)

Starting salary:

£10,000– £16,000 (exact salaries will depend on occupation, location and other factors)

Job roles:

Painter, Industrial painter, Maintenance operative, Bricklayer, Site carpenter, Bench joiner, Shopfitter

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