This article is all about apprenticeships in the construction industry.
If you want to become qualified as one of the main trades you can pursue a traditional apprenticeship.
In essence, this involves working with an experienced tradesperson for three to four years while following a structured learning part.
In the UK, the format of an apprenticeship is set out by various appointed employer groups (called trailblazers) who set the apprenticeship standards. These stands lay out exactly what the apprentice will do over the course of the apprenticeship and the skills they will learn.
Some trades that use this system include:
- Carpentry and Joinery
- Painter & Decorator
Advantages of apprenticeships
- Learn from a qualified experienced person
- Learn slowly
- Earn while you learn
- Trailblazed apprenticeships are designed by the industry that needs them so that everything they learn is going to useful for the employer, the apprentice and the economy as a whole
Disadvantages of apprenticeships