Apprenticeships in

Construction

Brickwork or Carpentry and Joinery

Working as an apprentice will give you the opportunity to build a solid foundation of technical knowledge and gain real life experience. You’ll combine on-the-job training with practical lessons at college, where our specialist staff will teach you in our fully equipped workshops.

This programme will help broaden your understanding of the whole construction industry, but you’ll still be encouraged to specialise in brickwork or carpentry and joinery.

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What will I study?

Bricklaying

  • Cavity walls
  • Block work
  • Concreting
  • Scaffolding
  • Setting out
  • Surveying and levelling

Carpentry and Joinery

  • Roofing
  • Stairs
  • Flooring
  • Door hanging
  • Power tools
  • Scaffolding

All Construction apprentices will study Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 12 to 24 months depending on previous experience

What qualifications do I need to start?

  • Preferably 3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and Maths, or
  • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Construction

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

  • You can progress onto an ONC/OND in Built Environment
  • Continue to work within your chosen trade progressing towards site operative and supervisor levels

Career options

  • Self employed tradesperson
  • Supervisor or foreperson
  • Practical instructor
  • Technician
  • Technical sales
  • apprenticeships

Student Profile
Lucy Melia

Ambition: Interior specialist

School: Sir William Stanier Community School, Crewe

Age: 19

A site joiner for Wulvern Housing, the largest housing association in South Cheshire, Lucy is regularly out on site helping to maintain property.

She enjoys the variety of her job, which can range from roofing and studding to hanging doors and fitting kitchens, and she also likes her day a week at college  learning new tricks of the trade.

Lucy gained a BTEC in Construction at school and followed this up with an apprenticeship with Cruden Construction before moving to Wulvern. She has worked her way up from Level 1 in Joinery at Reaseheath.

Lucy has always had good hand skills and has made the most of these at college by learning how to hang double doors and fit skirting, floor joists, stud partitions and kitchens. She’s also come to appreciate the use of maths because she has to measure her timber precisely.

“This is a good trade to be in” says Lucy, who plans to use her skills to travel the world. “A lot of older tenants feel easier if they have a female working in the house and there’s a lot more women coming into the industry nowadays.”