Guidance

Construction apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the construction sector.

Types of apprenticeships

The construction sector offers a variety of roles, from welding to stonemasonry. Jobs in construction could be right for you if you’re a practical person and are interested in how things work and are put together.

There are apprenticeship available in several sectors in the construction sector:

  • steel work

  • Lifting technician

  • site supervisor

  • welding

  • bricklaying

  • roofing

  • plastering

Levels of apprenticeship

Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels.

Name Level Equivalent educational level
Intermediate 2 GCSE
Advanced 3 A level
Higher 4,5,6 and 7 Foundation degree and above
Degree 6 and 7 Bachelor’s or master’s degree

Some apprenticeships may also give you an additional qualification, such as a diploma.

Apply for a constuction apprenticeship

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:

  • 16 or over

  • eligible to work in England

  • not in full-time education

Published 31 January 2018