Apprenticeships in Wales

We are the largest provider of Construction Apprenticeships in Wales.

We work very closely with our college partners and all apprentices would be expected to attend either their local training provider, our own National Construction College or their appointed off-the-job teaching and training facility.

With framework success rates of over 75%, we are one of the top performing construction providers in Wales and have a reputation for quality among employers and colleges alike.

We were extremely pleased with our Estyn inspection result of 2011 (PDF, 150 KB)  which rated us a ‘Good Provider,’ displaying elements of excellence.

Information for apprentices and employers

We offer grants to our employers who take on apprentices which assist with the costs of supporting an employed apprentice.

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Meet real Welsh apprentices

In 2012, we interviewed five trainees and employers across Wales to highlight the positive aspects of apprenticeships from apprentice and employers’ points of view. The result was the Building Talent across Wales DVD.

Lloyd Gav apprenticeship video

You can view more case studies from our Building Talent Across Wales DVD through the main CITB YouTube account.

A view from Wales

Donna Rosser - trainee quantity surveyor with Lloyd and Gravel Ltd 

‘Lloyd and Gravel have supported me by giving me the experience I need to relate what I have learnt in college to practical day to day use in the company. This has given me confidence in what I am doing.’ 

Endaf Jones – Apprentice with Williams Homes, Bala 

‘I enjoy a lot of things about my apprenticeship; going to college and working in the company. I enjoy the work that I do and working with other people.’ 

Nick Cope - Project Manager, Leadbitter 

‘Apprentices are our future tradespeople. Most people on site will have been an apprentice at some time. We rely on apprentices to be the future of our industry - that’s why we train them.’ 

Andrew Phillips - Managing Director, Carreg Construction 

‘Bringing new people into the industry is critical if we are to ensure a future as an industry. Whilst we have apprentices in traditional trades, there are a number of opportunities, such as quantity surveying, available.’