At UK Construction College, we believe in giving our apprentices the opportunity to make educated choices. With this in mind, we offer prospective apprentices a place on our traineeship short course. This includes the opportunity for prospective apprentices to achieve a multi-craft construction award, which gives them the chance to try out different trade routes before making a concrete decision on which career route to take









Can I become an Apprentice?

Our apprenticeships are open to young people between the ages of 16-18. You just need to be living in the North East of England and be committed to learning the skills that will help you succeed in business or the construction industry.Places with employers can be fierce, so you will need to show that you are aware of your responsibilities to both yourself and the company who would employ you. You also need to be happy to work as both part of a team and individually, and be able to use your own initiative.

Benefits of an Apprenticeship

There is no set rate of pay for apprentices, but all employed apprentices must receive a wage of no less than £3.40 per hour. The average weekly wage is therefore just under £100 per week for a first year apprentice.As your skills develop, your pay will increase accordingly. You may also get additional money for essential books, clothing or equipment. You will also receive the same benefits as other employees, such as pension contributions, subsided canteen and leisure facilities, depending on your employer.

Why UK Construction College?

  • Contributed to a Grade 2 inspection by OFSTED.

  • Opportunity to work on site with some of the region’s leading construction companies and business leaders.

  • Committed supervisors who want to help you achieve your best.

  • Spot prizes throughout the apprenticeship for those who show real commitment and dedication to developing their skills.

  • Located near a Metro station for easy access. Free car parking is on offer to a limited number of learners.

  • Be an Apprentice

    "Rory came to us and immediately got on with his tasks. We started off giving him minimal tasks like sawing and working on door frames but we realised pretty quickly that it wasn’t challenging enough for him. He developed very quickly; we were really impressed at the quality of his work"

    Ken Jones

    Supervisor, Koru Property Services

  • Testimonial Two

    "I have found UK Construction College to be communicative, supportive and engaged as a training provider. Since the initial contact by UK Construction College, communication via email and telephone has been at an appropriate level and responsive to my queries. In particular, Allison Allen has been friendly, professional and always willing to assist with all aspects of taking on potential apprentices. Allison has been available and willing to talk outside a rigid 9-5 working day and has been pro-active and supportive throughout the whole process"

    Stephen Marshall

    Director, County Durham Building & Joinery Ltd

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