Apprentices and Employers
A number of Training Group members offer apprenticeships which will provide you with full-time employment, a minimum salary of £107 per week, hands-on industry experience and the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification and complete additional supporting courses.
Apprenticeships within steeplejacking and lightning protection are sponsored by employers and take place over two years at the National Construction College - East (NCC) at Bircham Newton and on-site with your employer. Apprentices attend college for up to four weeks at a time and work towards S/NVQ Level 2 in Steeplejacking or Lightning Conductor Engineering.
To find out more about a career as a Lightning Conductor Engineer or Steeplejack, visit the Go Construct website.
The S/NVQ Level 2 apprenticeships in both steeplejacking and lightning conductor engineering are available to all candidates regardless of age, and course costs are fully funded by the NCC provided you are a levy-registered employer.
CITB provides grant of up to £6,000 for a 2-year apprenticeship to help with the cost of employing an apprentice.
Employers taking on an apprentice under the age of 18 should be aware of the HSE’s guidance on employing young people on-site.