Plumbing Apprenticeships

Construction

Construction is a huge industry with various different routes that can be taken, such as joinery, bricklaying and plumbing.

If you want a varied job that makes good use of your practical skills and takes you out and about, this could be perfect for you.

You will need to be good at solving problems, have the ability to follow technical plans, and understand the importance of health and safety. You’ll also need good customer care skills.

During the Apprenticeship you will cover areas such as:

Bricklaying

  • Erecting masonry structures in the workplace
  • Setting out masonry structures in the workplace
  • Stack and store resources
  • Conform to workplace safety
  • Conform to efficient working practices

Carpentry and Joinery

  • Install first fixing components (installing windows, doorframes, linings, floorboards, erecting partitions, plasterboarding and joinery tasks prior to plasterwork except structural components)
  • Install second fix components (installing kitchens, boxing in pipes, hanging doors, cutting and fitting skirting and architraves)
  • Stack and store resources
  • Conform to workplace safety
  • Conform to efficient working practices

Painting and Decorating

  • Erecting and dismantling access/working platforms in the workplace
  • Preparing surfaces for painting/decorating in the workplace
  • Applying paint systems by brush and roller in the workplace
  • Stack and store resources
  • Conform to workplace safety
  • Conform to efficient working practices

Plumbing

  • Common Plumbing Processes
  • Cold & Hot Water Systems
  • Sanitation Systems
  • Central Heating Systems
  • Key Plumbing Principles

How do you get into the industry?

There are no specific grades needed to start a career in construction, however many employers look for people that enjoy working “hands-on”.

Any previous practical qualifications such as Engineering or Design and Technology, or experience would be a benefit when applying for positions in this industry.

Further Progression

After completing your Apprenticeship in any of the Construction Trades, you will be able to progress onto further qualifications or promote to higher positions including supervisor and managerial.

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Entry Requirements

In order to start a Construction Apprenticeship at Level 1, you will not need to have any formal qualifications or be working within the industry. This is an entry level and therefore will prepare you for a full Apprenticeship.

To start an Apprenticeship in Construction at either Level 2 or 3, you need to have a job or a placement in the industry as it is a work-based qualification.

You do not always need academic qualifications to start training for a career in Construction. However, some employers may prefer you to have a good standard of general Education such as GCSE's, including English and maths.

Cost

Aged 16-18
Fully funded

Aged 19-23
Fully funded for employers with less than 1000 employees. For employers with 1000+ employees, please contact us for further details.

Aged 24 and over
Total People require employers to make a contribution towards the cost for all learners aged 24 years and over, embarking on an Apprenticeship. For more information please contact us on 01606 734000 or email info@totalpeople.co.uk

Pathways to Apprenticeship – Level 1 or Level 2

A pathway in Bricklaying or Carpentry and Joinery gives you an insight into the Construction sector. At the end of the course there may be an opportunity to progress onto a full Apprenticeship programme with Total People.

  • Level 1 or 2 Diploma in Bricklaying or Carpentry and Joinery
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English

Length of course - 8 – 9 months approximately

Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2

Within the Intermediate Apprenticeship, you will gain a Level 2 Diploma and NVQ in one of the following:

  • Bricklaying
  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Plumbing
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Plastering
  • General Construction Operative
  • Maintenance

Other areas of the qualification include:

  • Functional Skills Level 1 or 2  in Maths  and English
  • Functional Skills Level 1 or 2  in ICT if required as part of the framework
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Length of Course - 24 month

Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3

Within the Advanced Apprenticeship, you will gain a Level 3 Diploma and NVQ in one of the following:

  • Bricklaying
  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Plumbing
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Plastering
  • General Construction Operative
  • Maintenance

Other areas of the qualification include:

  • Functional Skills Level  2  in Maths  and English
  • Functional Skills Level 2  in ICT if required as part of the framework
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Length of Course - 12 - 24 month

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There are currently no vacancies in this sector.