Both the construction and engineering industries have long been an advocate of apprenticeships, with tradespeople and long-serving engineers keen to pass on their practical skills down to the next generation of workers. Careers in construction and engineering are diverse, and offer exciting challenges which can mean no two days are the same.

Apprenticeships in construction and engineering are primarily work-based meaning you’ll undertake most if not all of your training on-the-job. Depending on your prior experience, the level of the apprenticeship and industry you will work in, your apprenticeship will last up to two years. You can then choose to progress higher-level courses or full-time employment.

There are many career paths available in construction or engineering; roles can include:

  • Architect
  • Bricklayer
  • Engineer
  • Foreman
  • Joiner
  • Labourer
  • Painter/decorator
  • Technician
  • Surveyor
  • Town planner

Interested in an apprenticeship in construction and engineering? Vision Apprentices offers construction and engineering apprenticeships with employers across the UK.

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To MAKE IT in the construction or engineering sectors, you’ll need to have:

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The ability to work alone or as part of a team

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Good physical health – the job involves lots of practical work

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Maths and English skills (you will work towards these as part of your apprenticeship)

"I was really happy when given the chance to do an apprenticeship. Learning new skills gives you an ‘edge’ over other people and takes you further in life. I’d love to have a career in the building trade so this has been a great move for me."

Jacob Hartshorn
Construction apprentice, Bronbury Services Ltd