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Apprenticeships

Looking for a career like no other? Why not become a construction apprentice?

Apprenticeships in Construction – how could it help me?

An apprenticeship is an ideal way to earn whilst you learn key skills in the world of construction. With so many great projects in Plymouth’s construction pipeline, there has been no better time to become part of such a growing industry.

With over 100 different kinds of apprenticeships available, there is guaranteed to be an apprenticeship to suit you. From hands-on roles such as bricklaying, carpentry and painting to more technical roles such as electrics, engineering and surveying, you’ll be surprised at the extensive range of careers the world of construction can offer.

Alongside apprenticeships, there are also several degree level apprenticeships available giving you the opportunity to gain a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.

Name of Apprenticeship Level of Apprenticeship Equivalent Educational Level

Intermediate 2 GCSE
Advanced 3 A Level
Higher 4, 5, 6 and 7 Foundation Degree and Above
Degree 6 and 7 Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree

Think you’re too old for an apprenticeship? Think again!

There is no age limit to apprenticeships – each one is an opportunity to grow your skills and expand your knowledge regardless of your age. Not only will you learn something new, you can help to maximise your future earning potential.

If you’re thinking about the different career paths you can take, find out more about the different pathways you can take on Career Pilot.

Apprenticeship Vacancy Bulletin

Take a look at all the amazing apprenticeship opportunities currently available in and around Plymouth here

Apprenticeship travel and accommodation funding – ‘Travel to Train’

The CITB will fund 80% of accommodation costs for eligible apprentices if overnight stays in a hotel to attend a place of training are required.
Employers can all claim excess costs for apprentice travel where the cost exceeds £30 per week.

Accommodation funding and/or travel costs can only be claimed for apprentices employed by CITB registered, grant-eligible employers in England, Scotland and Wales.

For more information – take a look here

Skills Launchpad Plymouth

Have you visited Plymouth’s new virtual one-stop-shop FREE skills service Skills Launchpad Plymouth service. Whatever your age or situation, you’ll find advice, guidance and support from pathways into employment, apprenticeships and traineeships, work experience, training, education, volunteering and self-employment.

Build your own future – the Building Plymouth Job Shop is back and in a new venue – the ground floor of Barclays Bank in Armada Way in Plymouth City Centre. Every Wednesday between12 noon and 2pm you can pop in and talk with one of the team about jobs, apprenticeships and training in construction and the built environment industries.
You can still get in touch with us via email during the working week hello@buildingplymouth.co.uk

Apprenticeship Information for Employers

Find out more about organisations that can help you with information regarding an apprenticeship.

Information for specific standards
CITB
Institute for Apprenticeships

Gov.uk Employer Guide to Apprenticeships
Apprenticeship Guide for Employers
Employer Benefits
Shared Apprenticeship Service SW

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