Apprenticeships are for those working in a role in construction. An apprenticeship will allow you to qualify to progress to a higher level role. Traditional apprenticeships last 2 to 3 years and combine classroom and workshop based study at college (or with a training provider) with work-based learning. Apprentices are paid as employees and employers pay for the training and qualification - often getting a Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) grant towards the cost.
At the end of an apprenticeship, you will have several recognised qualifications, often including an NVQ, which you can use to qualify for one of the industry card schemes – essential for getting on-site.
In England, there’s now a new Higher(Level 5/6) Framework. This provides broad-based training and a structured career path for a range of technical, supervision and management roles.
You can find out about all the apprenticeships available on the National Apprenticeship Service website.