Overview

Plastering, scaffolding, bricklaying and carpentry are just a few of the many different apprenticeships available in construction. You might be familiar with some of the choices, but there are plenty of others that might just surprise you. You can find out more about what’s available on Go Construct. (External link – Opens in a new tab or window)

Levels of apprenticeship
The CITB Apprenticeship Scheme offers apprenticeships at three levels, depending on where you live in Great Britain:

Level 2 – which is equivalent to GCSEs/Standard Grades
Level 3 – which is equivalent to A Levels/Highers
Level 4 – which is equivalent to Foundation Degree/Advanced Highers.
An apprenticeship to Level 2 takes two years to complete. Apprentices may continue for an additional year to achieve Level 3.

A Level 4 is for people who want to progress into Technical, Design and Management careers.

About CITB

CITB is the industry training board  for the construction sector in England, Scotland, and Wales. It’s our job to help the construction industry attract talent and to support skills development, to build a better Britain.

We are an executive non-departmental public body in charge of our budget and activities. Sponsored by the Department for Education (External link - Opens in a new tab or window) (External link - Opens in a new tab or window), we are also accountable to government ministers, and ultimately Parliament.

Our purpose
Support the construction industry to have a skilled, competent and inclusive workforce, now and in the future.
What we aim to do
Inform and enable the right people into construction
Develop a training and skills system to meet future needs
Support the industry to train and develop its workforce