NHBC Apprenticeship training hubs

Our purpose-built facilities immerse apprentices in a realistic working environment and get them ready for life on site

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Our training hubs are a crucial part of our bricklaying and groundworker apprenticeship programmes. Close to live working sites, they provide a realistic environment for our apprentices to learn their craft. Locations have been chosen for their proximity to a large number of active home building sites.  

During the initial weeks at one of hubs, the programmes are front-loaded where our bricklaying and groundworker apprentices learn core practical skills as well as health and safety practices. This means they are ready to return to sites able to contribute and already used to an outdoor working environment.

Each hub has a large outdoor concrete slab where apprentices can build substantial structures.

Training hub locations

Open days

Visit our training hubs to take a tour of the facilities, meet the expert trainers and find out more about the apprenticeship courses.

Courses available at our hubs

Find out more about the courses we offer at our training hubs.

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Bricklaying apprenticeship

After an initial 5-week period of intensive hands-on training at one of our unique training hubs, apprentices will join a site health and safety savvy and with sufficient basic skills to be able to positively contribute from day one.

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Groundworker apprenticeship

Groundworkers are the first trades on any construction site and their work is fundamental to preparing the site for new homes to be built. This Level 2 accelerated apprenticeship will typically take 18 months to complete. Apprentices will split their time between blocks of training at our unique training hubs (initially at Tamworth) alongside onsite delivery with their employer.

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Why complete an apprenticeship with NHBC?

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Realistic experience

Apprentices will construct to size examples with all features incorporated, providing them with a real life working environment and experience to start on site.

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Get the right skills

Well-trained, highly-skilled staff add value to your business and NHBC’s apprenticeship scheme is designed to meet the specific needs of home builders.

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Attract the right people

Offering an NHBC apprenticeship is a fantastic incentive to potential applicants, enabling you to choose from the most enthusiastic and dedicated young people.

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Make a difference

Actively invest in the future of the construction industry and provide a rewarding and long-term career.

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Increase productivity

As well as combatting the industry’s increasing skills shortage, almost 9/10 employers state that they benefit from hiring apprentices, with 'improved productivity and higher staff morale.'

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Increase satisfaction

One of the key benefits of apprenticeships, is that they help organisations keep employees motivated and committed for the long-term.

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Government funding

You may use UK government funding to provide 95% of the cost of training and assessment for your apprenticeships.

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Highlight your commitment

81% of consumers favour companies that employ apprentices so take full advantage and showcase your commitment to the scheme.