Why take on a construction apprentice?

There are many advantages to employing an apprentice, find out how you could benefit

Grow your business

Hiring an apprentice is a cost-effective route to nurture talent and help your business grow with knowledgeable, enthusiastic and qualified personnel.

NHBC has more than 25 years’ experience in providing professional training to the construction industry and it is one of the largest providers of apprenticeships, helping thousands of young people develop the skills employers need.

According to UK Government data, employers who have an established apprenticeship programme reported that productivity in their workplace had improved by 76% whilst 75% reported that apprenticeships improved the quality of their product or service.

Benefits that apprenticeships contribute towards

Increasing employee satisfaction

Reducing staff turnover

Reducing recruitment costs

Supporting the next generation of housebuilders

Partner with NHBC

If you decide to partner with NHBC for your apprentices, you will be getting keen, motivated members of the team, and you can be confident that they will get the training they need to add value and succeed.

Expert knowledge

NHBC supported apprentices benefit from the knowledge and experience of the NHBC who have successfully supported the home-building sector for over 25 years.

Real-world experience

All NHBC’s apprenticeship training is developed in partnership with the building industry, taught by a team with decades of real-world experience.

Grants available

Levy-registered employers can apply for grants for each apprentice's attendance and achievement throughout their course.

Additional support

Additional support is also available to organisations with fewer than 50 employees:

  • employers are not required to pay National Insurance Contributions for apprentices under the age of 25 on earnings below the higher tax rate of £827 a week (£43,000 a year).
  • £1,000 payment to both the employer and provider when they train a 16- to 18-year-old.
  • £1,000 payment to both the employer and provider when they train a 19- to 24-year-old who has previously been in care or who has a local authority education, health and care plan.

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Apprenticeship resources

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Apprenticeships handbook

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Safeguarding and prevent guide

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Grants and incentives for Apprentices