**IMPORTANT NOTICE: Apprenticeships during COVID-19**
In line with Government guidance we are now offering Pre-Apprenticeship training remotely until further notice, please see here for more information and updates.
Around three million people work in the Construction industry in the UK, making it one of the country’s largest employers. If you’re looking for a hands on career in Construction, you will never be short of opportunities with a huge variety of roles at your disposal and plenty of potential for career progression.
Gain Nationally recognised Construction qualifications
Qualification: Level 2 Diploma in Construction- Maintenance Operations
Duration: Approximately 18 months
Course content: Students will complete mandatory units such as health, safety and awelfare in the workplace; conforming to productive working practices and moving; handling and storing resources. A range of optional multi-skilled units are offered covering areas such as carpentry and joinery, painting and decorating, tiling and plastering.
Role of a Construction Apprentice
The role of a Construction Apprentice will vary considerably depending on the level of the Apprentice and area of the industry they are working in.
Apprentices will work for a construction company, doing practical work, and receiving on-the-job training. This work could involve shadowing experienced Construction workers, assisting them in their duties and learning how to do different parts of the job themselves. Apprenticeships in construction are designed to give young people the skills that are needed for a successful career in the sector.
Apprentices could work on construction sites, with plumbers, joiners, sole traders or with any type of construction company to learn valuable skills to kickstart their careers.
Construction Apprenticeship Vacancies
We have a number of opportunities for aspiring Construction Apprentices; take a look at our live vacancies and find your perfect role.
Hear from one of our Construction Apprentices
At the Construction Centre, Adrian made the most of all the training on offer to him; particularly enjoying the practical tasks where trainees can work on plastering, tiling, joinery and more, all supervised by the experienced Training Advisers. St Helens Chamber’s Construction Centre is purpose built to help people experience the real world of work before they go into employment, with Training Advisers on hand to guide them and match them to roles.
Read Adrian’s story