Construction Apprenticeship: Employer Guide

Apprenticeships are the proven way to train your workforce. The UK faces a huge demand for skilled construction workers and needs to recruit in the region of 87,600 workers each year for the next five years to fill vacancies.

Recruiting now means that your Apprentices will be fully qualified at the right time to ensure you don’t struggle to find skilled labour, while also helping you stay on top of changing building methods and practices.

The Apprenticeship Programme Framework

The construction industry has had an Apprenticeship programme covering the craft occupations for many years.

This framework will help to attract, retain and develop talent into a range of craft occupations at Intermediate (Level 2) and Advanced (Level 3) in construction building and provide progression to supervisory and management level in order to provide the industry with a well trained productive workforce. Craft occupations for painting and decorating, bricklaying, craft masonry, carpentry, joinery, shopfitting, maintenance and woodmachining are carried out in either workshops or construction sites and within domestic or commercial premises.

Apprenticeships: The Apprentice will achieve one of the pathways below and an additional two key skills in Application of Number and Communication. There is also a requirement for each Apprentice to complete a further two years at college on the associated pathway dependant of Apprenticeship route.

Pathways on offer:

  • Painting & Decorating
  • Plumbing & Heating
  • Carpentry
  • Bricklaying
  • Maintenance
  • Electrical (Level 3 only x 3 year course)

Advanced Apprenticeships:

On successful completion of a Level 2 Apprenticeship there may be options to progress towards a Level 3 scheme. This is dependent on the range within the employment opportunity and the ability of the Apprentice demonstrated in previous years.

Pathways on offer:

  • Plumbing
  • Carpentry
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