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Our apprenticeships are updated regularly so please check back for the latest openings.


This page is constantly updated with the latest apprenticeship vacancies.
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Joinery Level 2 apprenticeship

Two years, one day in college

Carpentry and joinery is a core trade within construction, especially in the house-building sector. The occupation involves carrying out skilled work, either on a construction site, or in a workshop, creating and installing building components. This is a core and options apprenticeship, with two pathways: a site carpenter and an architectural joiner. A site carpenter will prepare and install basic building components, e.g. doors, straight staircases, wall and floor units and erecting structural carpentry and roof structures on a building site or in domestic and commercial premises.

Apprenticeship vacancies include:

  • Jacobs
  • Mitie

Groundworker Level 2 apprenticeship

18 months

Groundworkers are the first trade onto a construction and civil engineering site and they work closely with supervisors and engineers in interpreting design specifications to prepare the site ready for the structural building works to take place. They continue their work throughout the construction phase, working with all on-site construction trades, such as bricklayers and plant operatives, up to and including the final completion activities of the project.

Apprenticeship vacancies include:

  • Clive Foster Ltd, based in the Wigton area
  • Jacobs
  • Bennett’s LPM Ltd

Painting and Decorating apprenticeship

Three years, one day in college
Level 2-3

A painting and decorating apprenticeship will teach you how to prepare surfaces, match colours, apply coatings and wallpaper and work with a variety of materials. This pathway is suitable for anyone who is good with their hands and has an interest in the industry. Day release College attendance is required to work towards the knowledge and English & Maths required to successfully achieve the apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship vacancies include:

  • Jacobs
  • Mitie

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Contact Details


Hallwood Road
Lillyhall Business Park
CA14 4JN


01946 839 300



“The apprenticeship sounded really interesting. Every day is different so it goes from concreting to deep drainage; it’s all interesting stuff”

Corey McCullough, Level 2 Groundworker apprentice at DSD Construction

Electrical apprenticeship

Five years, one day in college
Level 3

Electrician apprentices support electricians in the maintenance, operation and repair
of electrical systems. They assist with and perform installation and maintenance
tasks in order to ensure the effective operation of various electrical equipment.
Electrician apprentices typically work in large facilities and construction sites that
may be commercial, industrial, governmental or residential on equipment such as
lighting systems, conductors, power distribution and cables. Most work as
contractors. They work under the direct supervision of electricians as trainees and
assistants performing less-skilled tasks for a number of years before moving into an
electrician role.

Apprenticeship vacancies include:

  • Mitie