Construction specialist apprenticeship

Construction specialist apprenticeship

The Construction industry relies on a number of specialist skills and occupations, and apprenticeships are tailored for specific areas of the industry.

The role of this apprenticeship is to supply a skilled and qualified workforce to the construction industry. Over one-third of the construction workforce in England is self-employed and the industry employs almost 2 million people in England.

Apprentices learn a skilled profession from a range that includes plastering and dry lining, flooring, scaffolding and heritage skills such as stonemasonry. Vocational training will enable you to develop skills and knowledge which you can use in a real construction environment. For example, scaffolding allows other workers to gain access to parts of structures they are working on. Safety is critical, both for those erecting the scaffold and the people working on the scaffold. Scaffolders work outside in all weather conditions and a good head for heights is essential!

You might work on a heritage site, where the work involves repair and maintenance of existing old buildings to retain the original features for future generations to view. Or you could learn to install ceilings, walls and floors using a variety of different materials and methods.

The Intermediate Level apprenticeship includes the following occupations: accessing and rigging; applied waterproof membranes; cladding occupations; wall and floor tiling; fitted interiors; floorcovering; heritage skills; insulation and building treatments; interior systems; mastic asphalt; plastering; roofing occupations; stonemasonry and thermal insulation.

On the Advanced Level apprenticeship, you could learn one of the following trades: plastering, roofing occupations, stonemasonry, and wall and floor tiling. An Advanced Level apprenticeship in heritage skills is also available.

From thatching to plastering, tiling to stonemasonry, the possibilities are endless with this apprenticeship and opportunities for career progression are excellent.

Successful apprentices will have good hand-eye coordination and be able to follow instructions accurately.


Intermediate (Level 2), Advanced (Level 3)

Starting salary:

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

Job roles:

Scaffolder, Tiler, Thatcher, Stonemason, Plasterer

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