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 Featured Listing! Army Officer
  • Location: Nationwide
  • Salary: 31,232
  • New Listing!

Location: Nationwide Deadline: On-going Salary: £31,232 upon completion of training You don’t need a degree to discover your full potential. If you’re determined to do more with your future, becoming an Army Officer will get you off to a great start. To do something that really matters. To make friends for life. It’s your chance…


 Featured Listing! Higher Apprenticeship in Construction – Plymouth
  • Location: Plymouth
  • Salary: 15,964
  • Level: 4
  • New Listing!

Aggregate Industries, part of the global LafargeHolcim Group, is a leading supplier of sustainable construction materials to building and construction customers. With over 4,000 employees across the UK and Northern Europe, we’re committed to helping create a better built environment Some of our previous and current major projects within the UK include; Birmingham International Airport,…


 Featured Listing! Commercial (Higher and) Degree Apprenticeship Programme 2017
  • Location: Nationwide
  • Salary: 24 000
  • New Listing!

Opportunities Nationwide Starting salary: Up to £24,000 per annum depending on location and experience, plus benefits (Negotiable for those who bring management/leadership experience from other industries; for example ex-forces personnel).   *Construction Quantity Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship Programme 2017   Summary of the role: We are collaborating with Sheffield Hallam University to offer bespoke Construction Quantity…


construction Apprentice Electrician MEAR51350
  • Location: Tower hamlets
  • Salary: 19,440
  • Level: 2,3

Tower Hamlets £19,440   Here at Mears Group our vision is to make a positive difference to the communities we serve.   We do this by improving homes, improving communities and improving lives and our approach is based on the development of outstanding partnerships with employees, clients, tenants, customers, their families and the wider community….

construction Highways Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship
  • Location: Southampton

Job number: UK05436 Company/Division: Enabling Functions Career area: Apprentice/Interns Country: UK Region/State: South East City: Southampton Position type: Full Time Job type: Apprentice About the role We are looking for Highways Operatives to join our Southampton Apprenticeship scheme for a two year fixed term contract. Highways Operatives will be required to work as part of…

construction Apprentice Plant Fitter
  • Location: Nottingham

Job number: UK05453 Company/Division: Enabling Functions Career area: Apprentice/Interns Country: UK Region/State: East Midlands City: Nottingham Job type: Apprentice About the role Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Plant Fitter to join our Major Projects Business Unit in Bottesford, Leicestershire What you’ll be doing To report to and follow work instruction from…

construction Measurement Systems Apprentice
  • Location: Derby

Job number: UK06138 Company/Division: Rail Career area: Apprentice/Interns Country: UK Region/State: East Midlands City: Derby Job type: Apprentice About the role We are looking for a Measurements System Apprentice to join a growing team within our Rail business in Derby. You will be mentored and developed to become an engineer. What you’ll be doing The…

construction Street Lighting Operative Apprenticeship – 2017
  • Location: Nationwide

Job number: UK07885 Company/Division: Enabling Functions Career area: Apprentice/Interns Country: UK Region/State: UK Wide Job type: Apprentice About the role Balfour Beatty Living Places offers a comprehensive training programme in Street Lighting Installation and Maintenance with the opportunity of completing industry vocational qualifications. This apprenticeship will last for 2 years. This training programme is designed…

construction Painting and Decorating Diploma

The Painting and Decorating Diploma course is designed for individuals who would like to work in the decorating industry. This course is filled with information that will put you on the right path to starting a career in this field. Painting and decorating is a broad industry, which provides students with a wide range of…

construction Street Lighting Operative Apprenticeship – South Tyneside 2017
  • Location: Jarrow

Job number: UK08194 Company/Division: Balfour Beatty Living Places Career area: Apprentice/Interns Country: UK Region/State: North East Job type: Apprentice About the role Balfour Beatty Living Places offers a comprehensive training programme in Street Lighting Installation and Maintenance with the opportunity of completing industry vocational qualifications. This apprenticeship will last for 2 years. This training programme…

construction Highways Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship
  • Location: Hereford

Job number: UK05433 Company/Division: Enabling Functions Career area: Apprentice/Interns Country: UK Region/State: UK Wide City: Hereford Position type: Full Time Job type: Apprentice About the role We are looking for Highways Operatives to join our Hereford Apprenticeship scheme for a two year fixed term contract. Highways Operatives will be required to work as part of…

construction Apprentice Bricklayer
  • Location: Chorley
  • Salary: National Apprenticeship Rate
  • Level: Level 2
  • New Listing!

To work under the direction and guidance of an experienced supervisor or crafts-person on a range of construction projects including new build, extensions and renovations. The job holder will work towards and be expected to achieve a Level 2 qualification in Bricklaying Key Responsibilties may include: • Learn the process of understanding drawings and setting…

construction Higher Apprentice Quantity Surveying – Peterborough 2017
  • Location: Peterborough

Job number: UK08168 Company/Division: Gas & Water Career area: Apprentice/Interns Country: UK Region/State: East of England City: Peterborough Position type: Full Time Job type: Apprentice logoforadvertsbbstandard.jpg About the role You will follow a training programme as part of our RICS-accredited Apprenticeship, geared towards you achieving Chartered Surveyor status with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors….

Construction Apprenticeships – Build the world around you

Why are construction Apprenticeships so popular? The construction industry is responsible for designing, building and maintaining the places where we live and work. Whether it’s building offices, shops or homes (or stadiums, stations, airports…you name it!), the construction industry employs skilled people at every level. There are lots of opportunities to begin a great career and help to shape the world.

Types of Construction Apprenticeships

Plastering, scaffolding and carpentry are just a few of the construction Apprenticeships available – in fact there are over 30 in total. You might be familiar with some of the choices, but there are plenty of others that might just surprise you.

About the Construction Industry

Construction is one of the most important sectors in the UK, and it’s growing fast. In fact, it’s estimated that over 220,000 jobs will be created in construction over the next five years, to work on a wide range of new projects. The good news for Apprentices is that there will be lots of opportunities to get on the construction career ladder – the industry is going to need 120,000 extra Apprentices by 2018 to help build our homes, roads and railways. It’s time to get building with construction Apprenticeships…

What can I do?

Careers in construction are as varied as the shapes and sizes of the buildings in our towns and cities. Whatever your talents and interests, there will be a role in construction to suit you, and construction Apprenticeships to help you get there. You might be working as part of a skilled team laying bricks or putting the roof on a skyscraper; managing a building site; or even carving stone gargoyles to repair a cathedral.

Construction really is a hands-on profession and you’ll learn plenty of skills on the job. Training is available at all levels, from your first steps to moving into a senior position. Plus, you’ll be entering a global industry where your skills could be in demand with employers all over the world, so you could learn, develop your skills and travel as well.

Fancy being your own boss? More than a third of people working in the construction industry are self-employed, so you could even end up running your own business.

Construction Apprenticeships: The skills to build

People working in the construction industry come from all kinds of backgrounds and will need different skills to do their jobs, something that construction Apprenticeships will introduce you to. Some manual jobs will demand good hand/eye coordination and a decent level of physical fitness, for example; or you’ll need a good head for maths to be an engineer.

If you’re interested in a career in construction it’s worth thinking about where your strengths are and what roles might suit you – but don’t forget that you’ll also develop a lot of the skills you need as part of your training.

Construction Apprenticeships & Careers

Here are just some of jobs available in construction:

  • Design and Management – architect, building surveyor, civil engineer, facilities manager, landscape architect, project manager, quantity surveyor, structural engineer, town planner
  • Technicians – architectural technician, buyer, CAD operator, estimator, site engineer
  • Craft roles – carpenter, joiner, demolition operative, floor layer, painter and decorator, plant mechanic, plasterer, roofer, scaffolder, shop fitter, stonemason

Getting started

You’ll be able to find construction Apprenticeships right here on the careermap website.

Routes into construction include:

– Apprenticeships
– Vocational qualifications / A Levels
– Construction Diplomas
– National Diplomas and Certificates
– Higher National Certificates (HNCs) and Diplomas (HNDs)
– Foundation Degrees (England and Wales only)
– Bachelors Degrees

Earn and learn

Apprenticeships are a popular way to begin a career in construction. A CITB construction Apprenticeship usually lasts between two and four years, depending on where you’re based and what level you’re aiming for. As an Apprentice, you’ll split your time between training with an employer and learning at college.

Construction Apprentices:

– are in full-time employment
– earn at least £95 / week, with many earning a lot more
– gain a nationally recognised qualification
– get hands-on, practical experience to get their careers off to a good start

Your on the job training will be structured by your employer to make sure you earn the right skills for the job you’re doing (no point learning lion-taming if you actually want to be a joiner, after all).

College training will take place on day release at college, or in a few concentrated study blocks.

Levels of Construction Apprenticeship

The CITB Apprenticeship Scheme offers apprenticeships at three levels:

Level Two – equivalent to GCSEs / Standard Grades
Level Three – equivalent to A Levels / Highers
Level Four – equivalent to Foundation Degree / Advanced Highers

A level-two construction Apprenticeship takes two years to complete, then you can continue for another year to achieve level three. Level four is designed for those aiming for technical, design or management careers.

Life as a Construction Apprentice

As a construction Apprentice you’ll be earning a weekly wage, developing your skills and working towards a respected qualification – and you’ll be helping to shape the world around you as well.

What will I be doing?

This is an incredibly varied industry and construction Apprenticeships reflect that. There’s a lot more to it than wearing a hard hat and drinking tea (although both of those things can happen): depending on your Apprenticeship you might be in an office; working in a craft role restoring monuments; or learning to use the latest technology to design new buildings.

Whatever your role or company, you’ll be expected to fit in and work well with your new colleagues. That means getting to work on time, being reliable and paying attention to instructions – particularly on building sites, where safety is very important. You’ll start at the bottom, but don’t worry: as your skills improve and you find your feet, you’ll be able to work your way up.

Construction Apprenticeships are unique as you’ll be studying as well as working, so you’ll get a taste of life at college as well as work. It’s a chance to make new friends and socialise, as well as picking up some handy time management skills as you learn to balance your work, study and social life. You’ll also be earning your own money, which will help when it comes to buying the tools you need for your trade, as well as paying for nights out with your friends.

Construction can involve early starts, travel, being outdoors in all weathers and a lot of hard work.

It can be challenging to meet all your coursework deadlines and to stay motivated when you’ve had a tiring week, but don’t worry – there’s always support available. Plus, at the end of your Apprenticeship you’ll have some great skills and qualifications, and you’ll hopefully be ready to build a lifelong career on those solid foundations.

You could work in…

· Infrastructure – roads and rail
· Housing
· Schools
· Industrial building
· Offices and retail
· Repair and maintenance

Find construction Apprenticeships and jobs in construction and the built environment near you at careermap.

Construction apprenticeships teach the essential skills and techniques that are involved in designing, building, maintaining the places where we live, work and enjoy ourselves. A construction apprenticeship could lead to employment working on infrastructure (roads and rail), offices and retail, repair and maintenance, housing, schools, or industrial building. You could be involved in design and management as, for example, an architect or civil engineer. Craft roles such as carpenter, joiner or painter and decorator are also accessible through apprenticeships.  A construction apprenticeship will teach you the skills that you need through both college training and hands-on experience in the place of work.

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