Apprenticeships

SB Skills Apprenticeships offer learners a safe and trusted environment to learn and progress their career, with understanding supportive and dedicated staff, treating you as an individual.

Our experienced trainers are friendly and approachable and committed to supporting you every step of the way to achieve success. Once you have completed your course, we will work with you to help you progress to your next goal. Take control of your future and let us help you on the journey.

Register your interest

To begin your journey towards one of our Construction Apprenticeships, please click on the link below and complete the Registration Form. One of our Learner Engagement team members will then be in touch within 48 hours to discuss your application further.

Apprentice expectations

No matter what stage you are at in your construction career, SB Skills Solutions Ltd Apprenticeship Academy will guide you through the qualification maze. Whatever stage you are at, we can help you develop.

Frequently asked questions

A formal apprenticeship must be recognised by Government and appear on the list of approved Apprenticeship Standards or Frameworks.

A formal apprenticeship is a job that allows someone to gain certification in their field whilst working, and consists of three core elements:

  • On the job learning (this is the job the apprentice has been employed to do)
  • Off the job learning (delivered by a registered apprenticeship training provider)
  • Functional skills in English and Maths (this only applies where an apprentice has not achieved GCSE English and Maths at an agreed level – this would typically be GCSE grade A* – C for a Level 3 apprenticeship)

An apprenticeship training scheme allows you to earn while you learn – and gain a work-based qualification at the same time. Apprenticeships are open to individuals who are 16 or over, including adults looking to retrain or gain a qualification in the industry in which they already work. The minimum wage for apprentices aged 16-18 is £3.50 per hour. The same applies if you’re 19 and over and in the first year of your apprenticeship, after that you are entitled to the National Minimum Wage. However, many employers pay more than this.

Generally, businesses will work alongside a training provider (such as SB Skills Solutions Ltd Apprenticeship Academy), to support their apprentices training throughout the programme. Most apprenticeships have an external trainer assessor who will come and visit you at your work place. They are likely to set you work and observe you to see how you’re getting on in the workplace.

SB Skills Solutions Ltd Apprenticeship Academy have experienced experts who can help you decide which vocational qualification you should apply for. We will discuss the level with both you and your employer, looking at the level of duties you will carry out.