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Why Us?

At Shared Apprenticeships, we employ construction apprentices (typically aged 16-21 years). Our apprentices build impressive CVs on work placements with either main contractors or subcontractors.  And they study with a local college or specialist provider.

Why work for Shared Apprenticeships?

  • We are a specialist apprentice employer and committed to completions.
  • We provide PPE, health & safety training, insurance, reliable pay, expenses .. and more.
  • We recognise success and help to inspire others – e.g., awarding Apprentice of the Month.

Which entry-level apprenticeships do we offer?

  • Site manager
  • Technician – Quantity Surveyor, Designer, and Civil Engineer.
  • Trade – including Bricklayer, Carpenter, Groundworker, Painter & Decorator, Plasterer, and Scaffolder.

How do we support our apprentices?

  • Our apprentices stay local, have shorter travel times and most continue to live at home.
  • We provide academic supervision to oversee progress, aiming for completion with us.
  • Each of our apprentices has a dedicated Mentor for ongoing support and guidance.
  • Our team have Enhanced DBS, Prevent training, Safeguarding and Mental Health First Aid qualifications.
  • We employ a Designated Safeguarding Lead.
  • Everyone has access to our Employee Assistance Program including 24/7 counselling.

How do we help the environment?

  • We aim to minimise travel pollution by:
    • Keeping our apprentices local and working on construction sites as near as possible to their hometown.
    • Ensuring that many of our apprentices have the option to study their course on block release or in the workplace.
    • Funding a saver Railcard for those apprentices able / wanting to travel by train instead of driving.
  • Our Apprenticeships are based on apprenticeship Standards, most of which incorporate sustainability and environmental considerations. Read more here.

Where do our apprentices study?

  • We have access to a wide range of colleges and independent providers.
  • When a class is full, we can generally source training provision elsewhere.
  • We regularly negotiate flexible start dates during the year.
  • Many of the colleges and providers we work with deliver training in the workplace.

What happens next?

  • We provide our apprentices with the opportunity to complete their apprenticeship.
  • Some will get a professional qualification whilst with us, and letters after their name.
  • Many will go on to apply for a degree apprenticeship with a main contractor.
  • And we actively seek to progress all onto full-time employment in the industry.

Find our more here.