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About Shared Apprenticeships

Shared Apprenticeships is a CITB initiative and a local employer with a difference.


How it works

At Shared Apprenticeships, we employ local construction apprentices and mentor them through to completion of their apprenticeship, by working in close collaboration with contractors, colleges and independent training providers. 

We also deliver a high-quality apprenticeship experience by securing industry placements for our apprentices with large and small contractors working locally.

We employ local apprentices in Trades including Bricklaying, Carpentry, Groundworks, Painting & Decorating, Plastering, Scaffolding … and more!

And we employ local apprentices in Technical (trainee management) roles such as Site Management, Quantity Surveying, Civil Engineering and Design & Build.

In summary:  we are the employer, training is delivered by a college or independent training provider, and industry experience is gained on site with contractors.


The benefits

Our construction apprentices gain experience working with different firms, they build fantastic CVs, and benefit from consistent mentoring support throughout.

We have very high rates of apprentice completions, further employment and, wherever practical, progression onto a higher or degree apprenticeship.

On completion, many of our apprentices are also eligible to apply for professional recognition and letters after their name!


Our approach enables contractors to confidently bid for work knowing they can include one or more apprentices, even for a short-term project.

And, as the employer, we can provide small businesses with their first apprentice by arranging a placement and handling the HR, PAYE, insurance, a CSCS card and admin.

We also make things easier for all parties as we have strong connections with contractors, colleges and independent training providers throughout the region.


To find out more, please Contact Us.



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At Shared Apprenticeships, we cover:

  • Bath and North East Somerset
  • Bristol
  • Cornwall
  • Devon
  • Dorset
  • Gloucestershire
  • North Somerset
  • Somerset
  • South Gloucestershire
  • Swindon & Wiltshire

Our apprentices live in these locations, they study with local training providers and colleges (subject to provision), and their industry placements are hosted by contractors working locally.

To find out more, or to discuss other opportunities, please Contact Us.