Foundation Apprenticeship


What's Construction like?

The construction industry offers a broad range of opportunities to all. Whether you’re working on site or behind a drawing board, in construction you'll shape and build the world.

Construction covers a huge range of jobs, such as:

  • building services engineer

  • building surveyor

  • site manager

  • stonemason

  • carpenter

  • civil engineer

The industry’s workforce is ageing and there is demand to fill the skills gap.

If you’re a practical thinker with a knack for technical processes, this industry could be your perfect match.

Entry requirements

If you're staying on at school, you can apply for a Foundation Apprenticeship.

How does it work?

You'll complete your Foundation Apprenticeship at school, alongside your other subjects. You'll learn with a provider, such as a college, and work with an employer on a practical project. It'll give your career a head-start and look great on your CV.

How long will it take?

It should take 1 year. You could start in S3, S4, S5 or S6. 

How to apply

If you're in S3 to S6, you can do a Foundation Apprenticeship.

Want to do a Foundation Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 4 or 5, like this one? Speak to your guidance teacher or careers adviser to see what's available in your school.