TrAC is
an excellent employer
Paul Coombes, Level 2 Groundworks Apprentice in Kent
on placement with GSE Group
My friends are envious
that I’ve been placed with
one of the world's top contractors.
Barney Aldridge, Level 3 Management Apprentice in Suffolk
on placement with Balfour Beatty
Joe is such an important part of our team,
we really miss his efforts
when he goes off to college
Chris Linfoot, Assistant Site Manager at McGee Group Ltd

What is a TrAC apprenticeship?

A TrAC apprenticeship is similar to any other apprenticeship - it is a job with training.

As well as attending your place of work (usually a construction site or office) where you will learn on the job, you will also attend a place of learning such as a college or training establishment.

Attending both work and training is vital as you work towards a nationally recognised qualification.


The four main types of Apprenticeship are intermediate, advanced, higher and degree level.

Most intermediate apprenticeships require no minimum qualifications.  Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships do have entry qualification requirements - see our vacancies for more details.  Degree Apprenticeships provide an opportunity to gain a full bachelor's (Level 6) or master's degree (Level 7) and can take between three to six years to complete depending on the level of the course.

How is a TrAC apprenticeship different?

A TrAC apprenticeship pulls together a number of different placements, giving apprentices an opportunity to work with a range of different companies and professionals.

TrAC apprentices benefit from increased security around the continuation of the apprenticeship as well as experiencing different construction projects and contractors, along with different ways of working.  This all adds up to a great CV and really helps to complement college training.

At the end of the apprenticeship, we help to find and secure employment for all our apprentices.  So far 100% of TrAC apprentices have gone into employment ior further learning.  Every TrAC apprentice helps to build the future.

What will you learn?

That depends on the job you are training for.

There are 186 different roles within the construction industry.  Every apprenticeship follows a programme of study to deliver the skills and abilities that employers need and they are accredited by professional bodies.

At the end of your apprenticeship you will have the qualifications, skills and experience which match exactly what an employer wants so that you can go on and enjoy a career in the construction industry.

Where will you train?

The frequency, location and how training is delivered will depend on the profession you are training for and where you live.

What is certain is that you will be trained on the job and at a college or training provider.

If the training is specialist or only delivered in certain locations, TrAC Apprentices may have to travel to college and may even need to stay away from home.  Some apprentices find this a daunting prospect whilst others enjoy the opportunity to be independent and live away from home for short periods of time.

We know that travel is difficult, especially for a young person who may not yet be able to drive or who does not have access to transport.  We always aim to make sure you are provided with training as close to your home address as possible but if you do need to travel or stay away from home, this will be paid for and we will provide you with approved accommodation and meals for your stay.

Apprentice wages can vary from placement to placement but what is guaranteed is that all apprentices are paid in line with Government national minimum wage guidlines

College training is fully funded and apprentices will also be reimbursed for any travel expenses associated with getting to and from training.  Most apprentices also receive a weekly contribution to the additional costs of travelling to and from site.

What happens when the apprenticeship is completed?

We want all TrAC apprentices to have the best start to their career and will continue employment until the apprenticeship has been completed and achieved.  Very often on completion, TrAC apprentices are offered employment by one of the contractors they worked with during placements.  If an apprentice gets to the end of an apprenticeship and has not secured employment, our apprentice management team are on hand to help.

So far, 100% of our apprentices have progressed into work or further learning upon completion of their apprenticeship. 

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