If you want to start a career in piling, then the Piling Apprenticeship offers the perfect opportunity to be trained as a highly skilled site operative.
In 2019 the FPS launched it’s very own Trailblazer Piling Apprenticeship, in conjunction with Stephenson College, and with Roger Bullivant Limited providing the hands-on training for the piling elements of the scheme. You can find out more about the Apprenticeship here.
Apprenticeships are also offered by our other Members allow you to earn while you are trained on the job in how the foundations for all the structures around you are built. To find out more about the skills and knowledge you will be trained in on a piling apprenticeship download the Piling Apprenticeship Standard.
Typically apprentices train for two years and gain an NVQ Level 2 in Piling Operations and the CPCS card needed to work on sites in the UK. No prior experience or qualifications are necessary, though you will need to be 18+ years of age and have basic reading, writing and maths skills – although many training organisations will support you should you need help with these.
If you already have qualifications and skills you will find the Apprenticeship gives you a thorough grounding that will allow you to develop quickly. There are many routes to progress in the industry once you have mastered the basic apprenticeship.
Should you apply to one of our Members you will be directly employed by them to work in a team on construction sites. At the end of the two years you will be a skilled operative who can continue to work and develop in the industry to build up your skills. You may want to go on and gain higher level NVQs, become specialised and in time even become professionally recognised as an Engineering Technician.
Our Members recruit their apprentices any time between April and September with a view to them starting their training in September/October. If you are interested in becoming and apprentice please visit our Members page where you will find contact information to approach them directly, or why not find out more about the Trailblazer Apprenticeship run at Stephenson College.