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Becoming an Apprentice

Why Become an Apprentice?

An apprenticeship lets you earn whilst you learn – and gain a career qualification for life.

You’ll master the skills of the construction industry with your employer, and typically spend one day a week at college.

Apprenticeships last around two years for intermediate levels and up to four years for an advanced qualification. And you can choose to specialise in particular aspects of construction, including bricklaying, joinery, electrical, plumbing, civil engineer and surveying, to name but a few.

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What to do next

If you’re thinking about an apprenticeship, begin by checking out the courses that are available at college. Many colleges can help match you up with the right employer, too.

Details of apprenticeship vacancies can also be found at the National Apprenticeship Website www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship