How a construction apprenticeship works
Employers in the construction industry like apprenticeships because they help develop new employees with the skills, education and experience they need. Apprentices like them because they allow them to gain job-specific skills and a formal qualification whilst still earning a wage. There are many different forms of apprenticeship, but typically, they take o18-24 months to complete and involve studying one day per week, or through block release.
Once you start your apprenticeship, you will be taken through an induction programme which will guide you through your training and the contents of the programme, including the studying of any formal qualifications. We will also help and advise students throughout their apprenticeship. We will also help, guide and advise our apprentices, please do not hesitate to ask questions if there is anything you are unsure about.
All apprenticeships are different but they often include:
- on-the-job coaching and learning
- off-the-job learning
- employer induction and training
- online learning and support
- mentoring and line management support
- regular workplace reviews
- specific training for individuals