FAQs

Applications should be made via our online system and include an up-to-date CV and covering letter. Your details will be reviewed and if you are successful you will be invited to interview.

Each qualification has its own minimum entry requirements. As we receive many more applications than we can place, we also list the favoured level of qualifications for successful candidates. We are happy to consider any equivalent qualifications to those listed below. During the selection process, your passion and commitment to a career in construction becomes more important than your academic qualifications.

National Award in Construction

MINIMUM: You must be at least 16 years of age and hold four GCSEs at Grade C or above. If you are over 21 years of age and have appropriate industry experience, academic qualifications are not required.

FAVOURED: GCSE Maths, English, Science at Grade A* to C, and two A Levels Grade A* to C. Holding the Construction and Built Environment Diploma at Higher Level or above Grade A* to C would be an advantage.

National Certificate in Construction

MINIMUM: You must be at least 16 years of age and hold a National Award in Construction.

FAVOURED: As well as the National Award in Construction; GCSE Maths, English and Science at Grade A* to C, and two A Levels Grade A* to C. Holding the Construction and Built Environment Diploma at Higher Level or above Grade A* to C would be an advantage.

HNC (Higher National Certificate) in Construction

MINIMUM: You must be at least 18 years of age and hold GCSE Maths and English at Grade A* to C. If you are over 21 years of age and have appropriate work experience, previous academic qualifications are not required.

FAVOURED: GCSE Maths, English and Science at Grade A* to C, and three A Levels Grade A* to C. Holding the Construction and Built Environment Diploma at Higher or Advanced Level Grade A* to C would be an advantage.

Our trainees and apprentices study a wide range of qualifications ranging from accredited degrees and HNCs through to NVQs and professional qualifications.