Newcastle Training Hub

A training hub in the North East for bricklaying and groundworker apprenticeships

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Our second training hub is in Scotswood, Newcastle and will support the training and development of the next generation of skilled housebuilders in the North East. 

Built in partnership with Keepmoat Homes, New Tyne West Development Company, Newcastle City Council, North of Tyne Combined Authority and Homes England, the training hub is located at The Rise development in Scotswood - a £265 million, 1,800 home regeneration initiative.  

The Newcastle Training Hub will support another 100 apprentices a year and is open to all home builders and their supply chains in the region.

"The new hub will be critical to ensure the future workforce is equipped with the skills, knowledge and experience to deliver high quality, affordable homes in the future, as well as providing an opportunity for long-term employment for many young people and those seeking to retrain or change career.” 

Ian Worgan, Regional Managing Director at Keepmoat Homes 

Intake dates

Groundworker Spaces Remaining
10 June 2024 12
Bricklaying Spaces Remaining
16 September 2024 11

Where to find us

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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Hear from our Bricklaying apprentices

Kane and Kyle Reynolds, DPH Construction and Keepmoat

Kyle and Kane Reynolds were looking forward to starting their careers working on site as bricklayers with DPH Construction, but an unexpected challenge arose.

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Nick Cox, Bloor Homes

Nick's been working hard building his career brick by brick to perfect his skill through an apprenticeship with Bloor Homes.

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Reece Osborne, Bloor Homes

Reece had been looking for an opportunity to get into bricklaying since school and was pleased to finally find one.

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Tom Warner, LTW Developments Ltd

Tom decided to change his plans after leaving school to a more practical option, starting his career in construction.

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