About CITB Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship combines learning at a college/training provider with on-site experience to give apprentices the right mix of technical and practical skills

The benefits of taking on an apprentice 

There has never been a better time to offer apprenticeships, with one in five employers hiring more apprentices to help them through the current economic climate. 

You will be getting a keen, motivated member of staff that wants to learn and help your business to grow. In fact, 80% of employers say apprentices have made their workplace more productive. 

Our Construction Work Experience Programme can help you to see how an apprentice could be good for your business. 

All CITB's apprenticeship training is developed in consultation with the industry, meaning an apprentice will learn the right skills for the job. 

Apprenticeship funding 

CITB are the largest provider of apprentices for the construction industry, with over 45 years’ experience of developing skilled workers.

We aim to make taking on an apprentice as easy as possible by funding their training with a grant of up to £10,250 (available to eligible employers registered with CITB). 

Employers in England may also be able to claim £1,500 from the National Apprenticeship Service if they have not recruited an apprentice in the last 12 months. 

The Apprenticeship Grant for Employers is available in addition to any grants from us to help pay your apprentice’s wages. 

Apprenticeship grant

Claim your grant (England & Wales)

Claim your grant (Scotland)


Apprenticeship support 

CITB will give you the best practical support during the apprenticeship process, including: 

  • arranging training for your apprentice with a local college or your nearest training provider
  • paying all college or training provider examination fees
  • helping you complete the paperwork needed to claim grants
  • giving advice on expenses available to cover accommodation or travel costs 

Register your apprenticeship vacancy 

Call CITB on 0344 994 4010 to find out more, or you can register an apprenticeship vacancy online

If you are looking to start an apprenticeship in construction you should visit our bconstructive website. 

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