Bricklayer construction apprentice

Apprenticeship in Construction

Construction in the UK is big business - get started in this varied and rewarding career path with an apprenticeship in construction.

With demand for skilled construction workers at an all-time high, there's never been a better time than now to get into a construction apprenticeship.

Offering actual on-the-job training and allowing you to earn an apprenticeship wage as you work, an apprenticeship gives you plenty of real-life experience of working within construction, helping you to build your skills, gain a real taster of what life in the industry is like and giving you a qualification you can use to progress onto higher level education, or directly into work within the construction industry.

At East Durham College, we can help you find the perfect apprenticeship in construction.

What Kind of Jobs Could I Do As a Construction Apprentice?

Construction is so vast, there's so many different jobs it's possible to do as an apprentice.

Your role within construction will depend entirely on your employer and the type of apprenticeship they are offering - here are a few examples of the type of worker you could become:

  • Painting and Industrial Painter
  • Maintenance Operative
  • Bricklayer
  • Craft Mason
  • Site Carpenter
  • Bench Joiner
  • Shopfitter
  • Royal Engineer (Carpenter and Joiner)
  • Woodmachinist

What Kind of Work Can I Expect to Do as a Construction Apprentice?

As the construction industry covers so many different jobs and roles, the work you complete on a daily basis will be different depending on the type of apprenticeship you take.

For example, you may be taken on a painting apprentice; here you will work closely with senior members of staff to paint either new or existing properties to a high standard. If you were taken on as a bricklaying apprentice, you will assist with actually laying out the brickwork of a building and will assist with the completion of construction work.

Important Information About Construction Apprenticeships

During your apprenticeship you can expect to complete a mixture of both practical and theory-based work. You may also be required occasionally to come into college on day release to complete work, or to see an apprenticeship supervisor.

All apprentices are expected to complete functional skills testing in Maths and English. If you already have a GCSE grade C or above grade in Maths/English which you gained within the past five years, you may be exempt from having to take these tests (this will be decided by your apprenticeship supervisor).

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