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Our courses for September 2022 are now full and new applications closed – we’ve had a fantastic number of students joining us for the start of the academic year and we’re excited for their journey here at Lakes College.

We’re now looking forward to the 23/24 academic year and applications will open shortly – keep an eye on our website for updates.

Our next Open Event will take place on Wednesday, December 7th between 5pm and 7.30pm.

Construction & building trades

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


This page is constantly updated with the latest apprenticeship vacancies.
If you want to register your interest, scroll down to the bottom and fill in the form.

Alternatively, if you need more information, please email

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.

Please complete the form below to register your interest in future vacancies.

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.

Please complete the form below to register your interest in future vacancies.

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.

Please complete the form below to register your interest in future vacancies.

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.

Please complete the form below to register your interest in future vacancies.

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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