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SMEs – Where to Start?

Save time and money by letting us find and manage the best apprentices to suit you. Your Apprentice will be SPOT ON

Site-ready – Apprentices have college placements, CSCS cards and PPE

Pay as you go – You decide the placement duration

Option to employ – If your apprentice is a good fit, take them on as an employee

Trial – Trial your placement for free

On our employee insurance – Our insurance covers your apprentice

No admin – No payroll, no NI, no overheads

Please get in touch to speak to our team.


We are a local employer and recruit a wide variety of Level 2 Trade Apprentices including Bricklayers, Groundworkers and Scaffolders (plus Site Carpentry Apprentices at Level 2 and Level 3). We also employ Level 3 Civil Engineering Technicians*1 and Level 4 Technical Apprentices including Construction Civil Engineering Technicians*1, Site Supervisors and Construction Quantity Surveyors – all at local Colleges or approved Training Providers.

And we support the Local Economy by employing local people from local communities and arranging a series of work placements for them with Host Contractors*2 in the region. When the work is finished, we want our Apprentices to be able to say, “I live locally, and I helped build that!”

Once employed by us, Our Apprentices are supported by qualified Mentors who remain in regular contact with them throughout their work placements with Host Contractors in the area. We pay them the National Minimum Wage – which is more than the statutory minimum rate for Apprentices. And we provide insurance, PPE, a toolkit, basic health and safety training, and a CSCS card. We also cover travel expenses and relevant accommodation costs for any block release apprenticeship training, if needed.

There is more to discover about Construction Apprenticeships on the following websites:

To find out more about apprenticeship roles with Shared Apprenticeships, please Contact Us.


*1 Eligible for an Institution of Civil Engineers qualification on completion.

*2 Host Contractors can include substantial Construction companies, or Subcontractors (working on site with those large firms), or local general builders.