3 years ago

If you like working with your hands and operating complex machinery, then a construction apprenticeship might just be for you. With construction, it is all about on the job learning, rather than working with theory.

There will be some form of paperwork involved in the apprenticeship, but on the whole, it is all about working on the construction site itself.

construction apprenticeships

Different Types

On the construction site, there is more than one type of apprenticeship that you could be doing because there is a lot going on. Therefore, you could have an apprenticeship in the following subjects:

Carpentry
Painting
Planning
Construction
Demolition
Roofing
Bench joiner
Craft Mason
Engineer
Wood Machinist

So, you have a lot of options for getting into the field of construction, and you could gain a lot of experience during your apprenticeship.

Experience

If you don’t want to focus all of your energy towards one element of construction, you do have the option to try everything. Getting trained in more than one are of construction might actually increase your chances of getting a job later.

Time Frame

Construction apprenticeships can take anywhere from 1-2 years, to 3-4 years, depending on your level of experience when you get the apprenticeship and your skill within the workplace.

If you have only signed on for the intermediate level apprenticeship and you think that you want to continue to the advanced level, then the construction company should be more than willing to provide training for the advanced level.

Safety Equipment

In some more professional apprenticeships, you will be given the correct safety equipment on your first day at the site. However, with smaller construction companies, you might be required to provide the safety equipment yourself. All of the information about equipment should be in the paperwork that was supplied to you when you were successful with your application.

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