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Construction Apprenticeships Guide

Introduction To Construction Apprenticeships UK
Apprenticeships for construction are a very valid route into all sorts of different trades which can earn you great money in the UK. Construction and building apprenticeships are literally the bricks and mortar of the UK construction industry and will lay a solid foundation for your own career trajectory.

Building and construction apprenticeships jobs come in many forms, so you could end up working on a construction site and learning skills in high demand such as painting, joinery, bricklaying, plumbing, plastering, carpentry, masonry, shop fitting and much much more.

If you are ready to apply for a construction skills apprenticeship today, then check out the latest opportunities from industry leaders immediately below - or scroll further down the page to get much more detail about how apprenticeships in building and construction can help you to start building your career...

Aggregate Industries


5 year Quantity Surveying Higher Apprenticeship

Gain a degree AND develop a career as a professional Quantity Surveyor with Aggregate Industries, leading player in construction solutions. Our five-year tailored training scheme enables you both to get a degree and develop a career as a qualified Quantity Surveyor within our Contracting business, which primarily focuses on road surfacing activities.

Mix academic study and practical hands on experience with a structured training plan to develop you both personally and professionally. Work towards a BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying and Construction Commercial Management (part-time day release) at Nottingham Trent University. GCSE's and 2 A levels are required to join the programme.



Construction Apprenticeship

Looking to develop your skills? Travel the world? Make new friends? Whoever you are and whatever you want to do, an Army apprenticeship can help you get there.

As a Top 100 Apprentice Employer, we have over 8,000 apprentices passing their training with us each year, in roles including Vehicle Mechanic and Avionics Technician.

K10 Apprenticeships Ltd


12 - 24 months

K10 was founded in 2010 to address the declining number of apprentices working in the construction sector. As an Apprenticeship Training Agency (ATA) - accredited by the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) - we plan and implement a high quality apprenticeship programme across various trades and areas within the construction sector. Working with leading developers and contractors across London, we secure placements on high-profile developments for our apprentices and manage their training provision to ensure they are receiving the best possible start as they aim for success in the sector.

Different Types of Construction Apprenticeships
There are loads of different ways into a career in construction via the apprenticeship route. If you want to specialise in a certain area of the building game, then some of the more obvious choices for construction apprenticeships include:
  • Construction Building Apprenticeships
    • Learn the ropes as a roofer, painter, bricklayer, joiner etc on a construction site or in businesses, offices, shops and people's homes.
  • Civil Construction Engineering Apprenticeships
    • Apprenticeships in construction civil engineering could see you working as a construction operative or plant mechanic at a construction site. You could also be repairing roads and pavements or laying down drainage on this sort of construction apprenticeship.
  • Construction Specialist Apprenticeships
    • Want to really hone your skills in a certain area? With a Construction Specialist Apprenticeship you could train up as a scaffolder, floor layer, bathroom tiler, fibrous plasterer or thatcher, for example.
  • Construction Management Apprenticeships
    • A route into the upper echelons of the construction world is via the Construction Management Apprenticeships route. Usually only advisable for candidates of 18 years or older who have already completed a related Advanced Level apprenticeship in construction.
  • Construction Technical Supervision & Management Apprenticeships
    • Working as a site technician or civil engineering technician at a high level, this sort of construction apprenticeship comes with responsibility - especially if you advance to construction operations management level.
Other planning and built environment apprenticeships which are related to apprenticeships in construction, and which are sometimes even more specialised than the options above, include:
  • Building Energy Management Systems Apprenticeships
    • Install computer-based control systems for ventilation, lighting, security and other systems.
  • Electrical & Electronic Servicing Apprenticeships
    • Learn how to maintain and repair electric and electronic goods and systems such as TVs, washing machines and aerial systems.
  • Plumbing & Heating Apprenticeships
    • Nobody wants to be cold and wet, so you could be in high demand after completing a Plumbing & Heating apprenticeship. Indeed, you can earn good money even during this sort of construction apprenticeship.
  • Surveying Apprenticeships
    • Surveying Apprenticeships will give you a fantastic grounding in a specialist area such as valuation, maintenance, general practice, quantity surveying or building surveyance.
What Is Involved With Apprenticeships In Construction?
At the time of writing, the majority of construction industry apprenticeships are only at Intermediate and Advanced level - ie. there are currently only Construction Management Apprenticeships and Construction Technical Supervision & Management Apprenticeships which you can do at the Higher level. However, with the introduction of the government's Trailblazer apprenticeships, there is scope for more and more Higher Level construction apprenticeships to be introduced in the future.

There are loads of construction companies apprenticeships, both large and small, which will offer routes into work for young people, but CITB construction apprenticeships and Carillion construction apprenticeships are amongst the most popular.

We advertise a range of different types of construction apprenticeships on our website and you will find a variety of current opportunities which you can apply for at the foot of this page.
Intermediate Level Construction Apprenticeships
Intermediate level apprenticeships are the starting point for most young people who want to get into the building trade.

You can do Intermediate Level apprenticeships in construction for Construction Building Apprenticeships, Construction Civil Engineering Apprenticeships, Construction Specialist Apprenticeships, Electrical & Electronic Servicing Apprenticeships and Plumbing & Heating Apprenticeships.

Once youb ve completed an intermediate level construction apprenticeship, you might fancy moving on to an advanced level apprenticeship in construction...

Advanced Level Apprenticeships In Construction
You can apply for Advanced Level Construction Apprenticeships in all of the same areas as the intermediate level apprenticeships in construction mentioned above. At this level, though, you can also sign up for Surveying Apprenticeships and Construction Technical Supervision & Management Apprenticeships.
Higher Level Construction Apprenticeships
Higher Level Construction Apprenticeships are for those of you that want to make it to the top of tree in the industry. Youb ll typically want to manage a team, or even your own company, and work at a professional level in the construction sector.

As mentioned above, at the Higher Level you can only currently do these apprenticeships in construction:
  • Construction Management Apprenticeships (at Levels 4,5 and 6)
  • Construction Technical Supervision & Management Apprenticeships
Apply For Construction Apprenticeships In The UK
If you are convinced that construction is the way forward for a young person like you then donb t put off your career any longer. The more you wait, the more difficult it will become to take the plunge and get yourself into a good trade.

We have apprenticeships in construction advertised all through the year on the e4s website so there could be some great opportunities in your local area right now. Are you ready? Get applying for some of the following live construction apprenticeships today!

Vehicle and Mechanical Equipment Technician Apprenticeship

Royal Air Force

United Kingdom

£18.6k starting salary, rising to £23.4k after....

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