Our apprenticeship programme, step by step
Choose Your Specialism
Choose from apprenticeships in Brickwork, Carpentry, Bench Joinery or Painting.
Apply to the R G Carter Academy
Apply via R G Carter Academy by end May, with a cv and covering letter. For vacancies contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enrol onto your apprenticeship
For successful applicants, training commences in September.
Initial Skills and Safety Training
For the first 4 weeks you will study full time at the Academy, where you will learn basic trade skills and receive health and safety training.
Develop Your Skills
Once you have completed your initial skills and safety training, you will share your time between the Academy and gaining experience on site. The theory and practical training you learn at the R G Carter Academy will be consolidated and developed further on real building sites. Regular reviews, feedback and guidance is given throughout this time.
End of Year 2 - Become a Level 2 Qualified Tradesperson
After 2 years you will be a Level 2 qualified Tradesperson having successfully completed your Level 2 Diploma and NVQ in your chosen craft skill, as well as completed any functional skills (Maths & English).
Develop Your Skills Further
After achieving Level 2, we may offer the opportunity of continuing your apprenticeship for a further year to gain a Level 3 qualification.
Beyond this there are further potential opportunities for development progression to further your career.