EngineerAn apprenticeship is a work based training programme which enables youngsters to learn on the job whilst also gaining a nationally recognised qualification in the process. Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16 who are in the process of, or have already left full-time education, and there are over 250 different types of apprenticeships available offering around 1,500 positions in a range of sectors.

Apprenticeships make a valuable contribution to businesses, working alongside experienced staff to gain a rich range of knowledge they wouldn’t otherwise obtain. Job-specific skills to the business will be gained in the process, as well as qualifications, allowing companies to grow with new talent and fresh ideas.

What will you gain?

A wealth of practical experience can be gained through an apprenticeship scheme, one of the most vital points prospective employers will look for when hiring. Key skills and knowledge of the chosen sector will be attained in the process, and many apprenticeships go on to work in a permanent position at the same company once the apprenticeship has been completed. Formal qualifications are obtained in the process, with NVQs at Levels 2, 3 4 and 5, along with Functional Skills qualifications in subjects such as Maths, English or ICT. Apprenticeships can also lead to technical certificates such as BTEC or City & Guilds Progression Award, or more knowledge based qualifications like Higher National Certificates, Higher National Diplomas or Foundation Degrees.

Benefits to Businesses

For businesses, this is an opportunity to mould youngsters who will attain a range of skills specific to the companies needs and requirements. Apprenticeships provide a talented and diverse workforce with skills designed and suited to each business, and are proven to enhance business reputations among clients and within the local community, fostering good relationships and  partnerships. Hiring an apprentice is a cost-effective recruitment option for many companies, creating a pool of skilled employees trained and tailored to each company’s requirements.

To find out more, have a look at the links below which will direct you to various websites explaining more about the process of apprenticeships, how to get involved, and why apprenticeships are so valuable.



Case Study

Build Skill Plus would like to congratulate Dan Marshall whom is about to finish his Level 2 Bricklaying qualification. Dan works with Midas Construction (Cheshire) LTD and attends our Build Skill Plus centre on Winsford 1-5 1 day a week for his off the job training.

Dan started in construction, following in the footsteps -of both his Dad, and his Grandad keeping the family skills tradition going to the third generation.  Dan is a keen Bricklayer and a proud member of the construction Industry.

We are incredibly proud to support another generation of Bricklayers and to continue supporting our employers and the industry as a whole to shorten the trade skills gap.

If you are an employer who wants to solve its bricklaying, shortages and support the development of talent for the future get in touch (contact details below).
Likewise, if you are interested in an opportunity to learn the trade and gain a qualification, we look forward to hearing from you!

Build Skill Plus have several live vacancies at present available within the local area and are keen to work with motivated people who want to learn lifelong skills that the construction sector need. Build Skill Plus, we are the bricklaying apprentice experts.

Dan Marshall


We Are Code Nation Apprenticeship

National Apprenticeship Service

Warrington & Vale Royal College Apprenticeships



Looking for an apprenticeship on Winsford Industrial Estate? Have a look at our vacancy page for more details and how to apply.


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