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Construction and Building Services Apprenticeships at Gloucestershire College

Looking to recruit a construction or building services apprentice for your business?

We are renowned for our quality apprenticeships in construction and building services, working with employers across Gloucestershire and the South West.

Open to both new and current staff

Already have an apprentice in mind? We can get them signed up. Our construction and building services apprenticeships are open to new and existing employees enabling employers to upskill their workforce and future-proof their business with current and new skills.

Property Maintenance Apprenticeships

Starting January 2024

This programme is suitable for those whose primary role is to optimise property condition and quality, ensuring the building is kept in a safe working condition. Ideal for individuals seeking a career in the construction trade and existing employees wishing to upskill.

The apprenticeship will cover the mechanism of buildings including, electrical, plumbing, plant, safety systems and equipment, and provide first and immediate response to fault finding, whilst maximising quality and ensuring cost effectiveness.

Groundworks Apprenticeships

Starting January 2024

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.

Their work includes setting out and preparing the sub-surfaces ready for the structural work to begin, installing drainage systems, concreting, constructing roads and pathways and carrying out the finished hard landscaping.


Training delivery for our construction and trade apprenticeships

When you recruit a construction or trade apprentice with Gloucestershire College, they will be with you on-site from day one. With day release to College every week, apprentices will apply their learning and develop their skills from the very start. We know the best way for apprentices to learn is through hands-on experience in the real working environment. 

Construction and building services apprenticeships programmes at Gloucestershire College

With our broad portfolio of specialist construction apprenticeships and trade apprenticeships, we can provide the right talent and training for your business. Explore our construction and trade apprenticeship programme fact sheets to learn more or if you are not sure which is right for you, simply get in touch with our Employer Training & Apprenticeships team to discuss your options.

Construction and Building Services Apprenticeship Standards

Bricklayer Apprenticeship Level 2

Building Services Engineering Installer Apprenticeship Level 2

Building Services Engineering Craftsperson Apprenticeship Level 3

Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 2

Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 3

Electrical Installation/Maintenance Apprenticeship Level 3

Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Apprenticeship Level 3

Ground worker Apprenticeship Level 2

Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship Level 2

Surveying Technician Apprenticeship Level 3

Get in touch about construction and building services apprenticeships

Our expert apprenticeship team can offer no obligation information and advice for your business.


Our facilities for  construction and building services apprenticeships in Cheltenham, Gloucester and the Forest of Dean

Our construction and trade facilities and workshops across our Cheltenham, Gloucester and Forest of Dean campuses provide apprentices with the optimal environment to train and learn, mentored by seasoned industry experts. If you take on a construction or trade apprentice they will thrive in our impressive facilities, honing their skills to bring into your workplace.

Costs and funding to recruit a construction or building services apprentice

Using the Apprentice Levy and government funding

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

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 trade or construction apprenticeship training, the government will pay the remaining 95%. 

If you pay the apprenticeship levy, as well as receiving the incentive payments from the government, we can support you to maximise your levy strategy and make the most of funding on offer. You can use your levy funds to bring in new talent to the business, or upskill employees through apprenticeships and help reduce skills gaps.   

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Why Gloucestershire College?

We guide any ambitious and motivated person on their journey through education and their career, by providing the right environment that encourages and nurtures individual talents.

Our industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching team provide our students with the skills businesses truly need.

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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

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