Advanced Level Apprenticeships

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We offer three types of Advanced Apprenticeship programmes: Trade, Technical and Business schemes. All three routes offer hands-on experience and recognised qualifications, as well as plenty of opportunities to shine.

Take our Advanced Trade Apprenticeship, and you can continue your studies and develop your skills. During the scheme, you’ll attend college to learn the more advanced skills of your trade. When not at college, you’ll be out on site, working under the guidance of an experienced expert and putting everything you’ve learnt so far to use in real work situations.

What qualifications will I get?

You’ll have the opportunity to gain recognised qualifications such as:

  • NVQ Level 3
  • Level 3 Diploma in relevant subject
  • Level 2 Maths and English

What benefits will I get?

You’ll get a competitive salary, plus a range of benefits. These vary across our business, but include:

  • A pension scheme
  • Participation in our flexible benefits programme
  • The ability to join the Share Incentive Plan (SIP)
  • Up to 25 days holiday per year

The more experienced and qualified you become, the more your salary will grow. What’s more, we’ll pay your college fees.

How long will it last?

Our apprenticeships last for around two to four years, but yours will finish as soon as you’ve reached the required standards and gained the relevant qualifications.

Where will I be based?

Our apprenticeship schemes are available across the UK.

What do I need to apply?

This depends on the scheme. Generally speaking, you’ll need three GCSEs (or equivalent) at 9 – 4 grades, including English, Maths and a Science. Alternatively, you may have already completed a Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship. Depending on the trade, you may also need to sit and pass aptitude tests for the Trade Apprenticeship route.

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What happens after my apprenticeship?

Take the Trade Apprenticeship route, and it could lead to jobs in areas including:

  • Carpenter
  • Electrician
  • Highways Maintenance Operative
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Plant Mechanic
  • Plumber
  • Railway Engineer
  • Street Lighting Operative

If you follow the Technical Apprenticeship route, it could lead you into areas such as:

  • Civil Engineer
  • Construction Manager
  • Designer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Facilities Manager
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Power Engineer
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Railway Engineer

The Business Apprenticeship route could take you into critical areas including:

  • Finance
  • HR
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain
  • General Management

You could also be given the opportunity to move on to a Higher Apprenticeship, depending on your ability, aspirations and opportunities.