Kicking off your career with an apprenticeship is a great way to get a head start in the field you want to work in. Apprenticeships enable you to start working and earn a decent wage while you learn key skills and gain the qualifications that future employers want.

Depending upon your education level and career choice, you may even have the opportunity to carry on your studies to Higher National Certificate (HNC) and continue to study your degree part time.  Once qualified we encourage you to obtain full professional qualifications in your chosen field.

Trade Apprenticeships

Having completed your GCSEs (or equivalent), our Trade Apprenticeships are a great opportunity to learn the essential skills of your trade and obtain a vocational qualification, whilst also earning a full time salary.

You will support live projects, learn about our business and get full exposure to our operations.  During the scheme you will attend college on a day or block release basis and learn the essential skills to prepare you for your future role.

We offer trade apprenticeships in the following fields:

  • Bricklaying
  • Carpentry
  • Construction Operations
  • Heating and Ventilation
  • Electrical
  • Plant Mechanics

To apply for a trade apprenticeship please email your CV and cover letter to

Technical Apprenticeships

Technical Apprenticeships are designed to start you down the pathway for membership of professional bodies such as the ICE and RICS.

Technical apprentices combine work experience with day release off the job training.  You will support real projects, learn about our business and get full exposure to our operations. 

We offer Advanced Apprenticeships (BTEC Level 3) or a Higher Apprenticeship (HND).  As part of the apprenticeship framework, technical apprentices must also complete a work based portfolio to achieve a NVQ qualification.

We offer technical apprentices in the following fields:

  • Civil Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Quantity Surveyor


How long does a technical apprenticeship last?

This will depend on your entry level and ability.  Most individuals will complete an apprenticeship level in 2-3 years.

What are the entry criteria?

To enter at the Advanced level, you will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above.  These must include Maths, English and a Science subject.

Entry at the Higher Apprenticeship level requires the basic GCSE results plus either 2 A Levels or an Advanced Apprenticeship qualification.

What are the progression routes?

Candidates can complete an advanced apprenticeship and then go onto the Higher Apprenticeship level.  From this, previous apprentices have gone on to undertake a part time degree in a relevant subject – all whilst learning on the job and progressing their careers!

To apply for a technical apprenticeship, email your CV and cover letter to

Dawnus is an Equal Opportunities Employer