Intermediate Level Apprenticeships

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Our apprenticeship pathways are focused on two areas: Trade and Business. Whichever one you follow, you’ll get expert on-the-job training and a nationally recognised qualification such as a Level 2 Competence Qualification. You’ll also learn the essential skills of your trade or field – all while earning a competitive salary, which may be linked to a national Working Rule Agreement.

There are no minimum GCSE (or equivalent) requirements at this level and our intermediate Trade Apprenticeships will give you the opportunity to learn about our industry, get involved in our work, and support some of our biggest projects.

While on the scheme, you’ll spend some of your time at college, learning the essential skills of your future role. The rest of the time, you’ll be putting what you’ve learnt into action on projects that really matter to our business, or to the whole of society.


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What qualifications will I get?

  • You’ll have the opportunity to gain recognised qualifications such as:
  • NVQ Level 2
  • Level 2 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 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?

There are no minimum education requirements for our Intermediate Apprenticeships, while others require three GCSEs grade 9 to 4. If you’ve already studied for a Trade Diploma at college, you may get some exemptions in the apprenticeship. You may need to sit and pass aptitude tests for the trade apprenticeship, depending on the trade.

What happens after my apprenticeship?

If you take the Trade Apprenticeship route, it can lead to jobs in areas including:

  • Carpentry
  • Construction Operations
  • Heating and Ventilating
  • Maintenance Operations
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Plant Mechanic
  • Plumbing
  • Railway Engineering
  • Highways Maintenance
  • Street Lighting

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

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

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