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Building and Construction Apprenticeships

Our Apprenticeship Programmes   There are so many great reasons to join the sector, and our apprenticeship is a fantastic opportunity to enter the industry. You will achieve a professional qualification while gaining work experience and earni…
  Shakespeares Construction Limited   We are a small building/construction company creating be-spoke renovations for our cleints   Looking to take on an apprentice   Description one …
Apprenticeships   If you have the talent and the passion, we have the opportunities. It’s as simple as that.  Over 53,000 Mitie people work with our blue-chip clients across the country, in all sorts of sectors, from banking to nucl…
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  Our vision is a better railway for a better Britain   We don't run trains, sell tickets, or employ train drivers – that’s what the train operating companies do.  We deliver a railway that is safer, more relia…
Who are we? We are a leading global Design & Consultancy firm for built assets.     Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership wit…
Early careers & apprenticeships   At HSS, we don’t just believe in offering jobs - we believe in making careers. Which is why we offer a choice of brilliant Apprenticeship programmes designed to create the next generation of HSSers. …
HELPING YOU FIND A CAREER IN Building and Construction

Building and construction apprenticeships can provide a satisfying and outdoorsy career route for those who like working with their hands. If that's you, find out what opportunities are available on TheBigChoice now.

How to get a Building Apprenticeship - Career Advice
Q
How much can I earn as a Building Apprentice?
earnings
Apprentices in the building sector will earn around £200 per week. A labourer will earn an average of around £15,000 starting out, but salaries can increase rapidly depending on experience and if you learn a specific skill or trade.
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What qualifications do I need to be a Building Apprentice?
qualifications
School leavers can go straight into the building industry from school, without qualifications - to progress and gain higher wages, though, you will need to get professional qualifications.

Some entry level building jobs include:
  • Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Pointer
  • Construction driver
There are a variety of apprenticeships available in the building industry, which will give you both the practical skills and qualifications needed to progress in your career. Many employers will also be happy to take you on straight from school and train you up.

You should also be able to find shift work through recruitment agencies. You will often be employed on a job by job basis. You should also be aware that building work is easier to find during the summer months.
Q
What skills do I need to be a Building Apprentice?
skills
Construction and building jobs are extremely physical roles and you will need to be able to work long hours too. Teamwork and communication are also important as you will often be working in potentially dangerous situations with heavy materials. If you specialise in a particular trade within building, you will also need good technical skills and possibly professional qualifications.

Working in the building industry is often customer facing, which means that a variety of skills are essential. They include:
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Teamworking
  • Health and safety knowledge
  • Physical strength
Q
What experience do I need to get a job in Building Apprenticeship?
experience
As an apprentice in the building industry, your work experience will be covered by the time you spend with the company that you’re working for – if this is not the case, contact companies directly and ask if you can shadow a member of staff or come in for work experience during your school holidays.
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