Intro

Join our Trade Programme and you’ll split your time between real work on-site and getting qualifications in college that will help you become a fully-qualified tradesperson. If you have the ambition and determination, we’ll give you the opportunities to achieve more than you thought possible and start a career where you’ll always be needed. After completing an intermediate apprenticeship you may have the opportunity to progress to an advanced apprenticeship. You can choose whether you want to apply to train as a Bricklayer or a Carpenter/Joiner. Look at the video below to see what some recent apprentices achieved in nine months. 

Whatever you choose, you’re going to have great options once you’re finished. You could go and work for one of our sub-contractors, set yourself up as self-employed or in some areas of the country work for us permanently as a qualified tradesperson. Some apprentices carry on training through our Assistant Site Manager Programme or go on to do one of our Sponsored Degree Programmes.

Salary

Up to £20,534 within two years

Entry

To join this programme, you’ll need to be:

  • 16+, with GCSEs Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 or higher (desirable)
  • Passionate about the industry and trades
  • Good with your hands
  • Good with people
  • Happy to work in all weathers
  • Willing to learn vocationally and academically 
  • Full of energy, initiative and commitment

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships in Scotland

Trade Modern Apprenticeship

Bricklayer or Carpenter/Joiner

You will enter a four-year Modern Apprenticeship and achieve your SCQF Level 6 and SVQ Level 6 qualifications. This is generally delivered as a block release programme with 18 weeks in college in year 1, 10 weeks in year 2 and two further years in the workplace, finishing with a skills test.

Some Apprentices will have the option to study for their SCQF Level 7 Advanced Craft Certificate in year 3.

Apprenticeships in Wales

Intermediate Trade Apprenticeship

Bricklayer or Carpenter/Joiner

Over two years you will combine attendance at college with practical learning on-site with trade specialists to achieve your NVQ Level 2 and Intermediate Diploma qualifications.

Advanced Trade Apprenticeship

Bricklayer or Carpenter/Joiner

Take your trade training to advanced level by continuing your study and on-site training for a further year to achieve your NVQ Level 3 and Advanced Diploma qualifications.

Apprenticeships in England

Intermediate Trade Apprenticeship

Bricklayer

Over two years you will combine attendance at college with practical learning on-site with trade specialists, culminating in an End Point Assessment to achieve your Intermediate Apprenticeship qualification which certifies your valuable trade skills.

Carpenter/Joiner 

Over two years you will combine attendance at college with practical learning on-site with trade specialists to achieve your NVQ Level 2, culminating to achieve your Intermediate Apprenticeship qualification.

Advanced Trade Apprenticeship

Carpenter/Joiner

Take your trade training to advanced level by continuing your study and on-site training for a further year to achieve your NVQ Level 3 and, following an End Point Assessment, your Advanced Apprenticeship qualification.

Who we’re looking for

Our programme continues to win awards for how well it will set you up, meaning places can be competitive so you’ll definitely need to be determined and ambitious. To make the most out of the opportunity, you’ll need to be good with your hands and enjoy working outside in all weathers. You’ll also have to spend time in college so you’ll need to show you can do that. What really counts is that you’re passionate about wanting to become an exceptional tradesperson. 

Locations

Static green map of the UK

Our vacancies and locations for this programme vary each year. To find out this year’s locations and roles, please check on the application form by clicking ‘Search jobs'. If you want to find out more about our different locations, visit our ‘Locations’ section.

Find out more

How to apply

1. Applications open

Applications will be open between February and June for a September start, although some locations close their vacancies early so you are advised to apply as soon as possible.

2. Apply online

Search and apply for the programme here, and make sure to attach your CV.

3. Attend an interview

If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an interview at our local office to discuss your application further.