The construction industry impacts the lives of everyone. It is one of the UK’s most important industries, employing millions of people to deliver the places where we live, work and relax. As one of our apprentices, you’ll be working on projects in and around the Midlands with the opportunity to influence the environment around you.
There is a huge range of career opportunities you could choose, from being a skilled groundworker, plant operator, site supervisor, project manager, engineer, contract manager, estimator, quantity surveyor, buyer or health and safety adviser – whatever your interests, there is a role for you.
You will be welcomed into our business via a City and Guilds Level 2 qualification in Construction Civil Engineering. The course is completed with one day per week at college and four days per week on site, under the supervision of a dedicated mentor who will oversee your day-to-day learning. Your mentor monitors progress at college and on site, providing you with confidential support throughout this training period. To attract the best candidates, we pay well above the government advisory rate.
Once you have successfully completed your apprenticeship, you’ll be invited for an appraisal. At this meeting, your pay will be reviewed and a plan for future education and training will be agreed. For some, this will mean gaining further site experience and vocational qualifications including Construction Plant Competency Scheme (CPCS) training.
Further training routes include BTEC in Civil Engineering or Project Management, which can lead to HNC qualifications in civil engineering or quantity surveying. Trainees who complete this stage of training will also be encouraged to progress towards degree qualifications, all of which we will pay for.
We are currently liaising with the University of Warwick to assist in the structuring of a new degree apprenticeship in civil engineering.
Please note: this year’s apprenticeship course is now full. Applications for next year will begin in June 2020.