Expand your business with a construction apprentice

We provide a number of construction pathways, so you can find the apprenticeship that is right for your business. Our construction apprenticeships include brickwork, carpentry and joinery, painting and decorating, construction operations, maintenance operations, interior systems and plastering.

Grow Your Workforce

Apprenticeships play a crucial role in helping businesses grow and prosper, at the heart of the government’s drive to equip people of all ages with the skills employers need. Growing your workforce can improve how you work, increase profits and raise productivity. Taking on an apprentice is a practical and cost-effective way to expand your workforce.

Funding and grants

Our experts can support you to make the most of available funding. If you are looking to develop your apprenticeship and levy strategy, The GC Business Hub offers a free consultation with one of our experts for advice on apprenticeship pathways within your organisation. 

If you pay the apprenticeship levy, we can support you to maximise the benefits of apprenticeship training. You can use your levy funds to bring in new talent to the business, or upskill existing employees and help reduce skills gaps.   

If you are not a levy payer, (your wage bill is less than £3 million) you will contribute just 5% of the total cost of your apprenticeship training, the Government will pay the remaining 95%. Additionally, you will receive a £1000 incentive payment for each 16-18 year old apprentice that you take on.

If your company has less than 50 employees and you take on a 16-18 year old you are entitled to receive the training free of charge.

We have apprentices ready to join your business this September

We have a strong pool of candidates who are ready to join your business. We offer a free matching service, so we can help you find the apprentice that is right for you.

We also offer a free recruitment service, so we will advertise your vacancy, pre-screen applicants and provide you with a shortlist of suitable candidates for you to make the final decision.

Arrange a consultation to find out more

Fill out your details below to arrange a call back from one of our Business Consultants, or contact the GC Business Hub directly on 01452 563400 or business.hub@gloscol.ac.uk

Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

We are here to help

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great Learning Mentor scheme.