K10, construction apprenticeship programmes in London - converting potential

  • Our apprenticeship programme harnesses the potential existing within individuals, their communities and the construction industry.

  • We’ve developed an innovative apprenticeship model in which we recruit, pay and train apprentices, connecting them into supply chains.

  • We enable firms to benefit from added resource without the burden of delivering full apprenticeship programmes themselves.


What we do

We are a London wide construction skills network, training apprentices and deploying them where and when they’re needed.


Apprenticeships we offer

  • Electrical

    Job Role

    You will be expected to carry out skilled tasks. Examples of the work you will be carrying out include:

    • Plan, prepare and install wiring systems and associated equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
    • Terminate and connect conductors, cables and flexible cords in electrical systems
    • Install electrical equipment and accessories eg. isolators and switches, distribution boards and socket outlets
    • Inspect, test, commission and certify electrotechnical systems and equipment
    • Diagnose and correct electrical faults in electrical systems

    Minimum Requirements

    • Good written and verbal communication skills, including the skill of listening and following both simple and complex instructions.
    • At least a Level 1 in Functional Skills or GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths.
    • Level 1 for ICT
    • Candidates applying for an electrical apprenticeship must have completed a City & Guilds Level 2 qualification. 

    PLEASE NOTE: If you are 24 years old +, you may need to consider a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan. For further information click here

    Desired Requirements

    The passion and commitment to become a fully qualified electrician. It will be an advantage if you have previous related work experience, CSCS and or PASMA, but this is not essential.

    Time Frame

    It is likely to take 2-3 years to complete this apprenticeship, depending on current qualifications and experience.

  • Plumbing

    Job Role

    You will be expected to carry out skilled tasks. Examples of the work you will be carrying out include:

    • Install and maintain domestic plumbing and heating systems
    • Use and work to risk assessments including heating equipment
    • Remove, prepare, set up, install and test hot, cold, central and gravity rainwater systems
    • Isolate supply
    • Install taps and fittings
    • Remove and install baths, basins, toilets and radiators
    • Connect pipes
    • Re-connect supply and test it afterwards

    Minimum Requirements

    Good written and verbal communication skills, including the skill of listening and following both simple and complex instructions.

    • At least a Level 1 in Functional Skills or GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths.
    • Entry Level 3 for ICT

    Desired Requirements

    The passion and commitment to become a fully qualified plumber. It will be advantageous if you already have a City & Guilds L1 or 2 in plumbing and/or have previous related work experience, CSCS and or PASMA.

    Time Frame

    It is likely to take 12–24 months to complete this apprenticeship, depending on current qualifications and experience.

  • Carpentry

    Job Role

    You will be expected to carry out skilled tasks. Examples of the work you will be carrying out include:

    • Install door/window frames, floor joist coverings, partitions, cladding, stair components
    • Erect inclined roofs with gables
    • Repair or replace doors, windows, mouldings, frames
    • Set up and use saw, drills, biscuit jointer, disc cutter

    Minimum Requirements

    Applicants need to have at least an Entry Level 3 in Functional Skills or GCSE grade D or above in English and Maths.

    Desired Requirements

    The passion and commitment to become a fully qualified carpenter. It will be advantageous if you have already completed technical certificates in carpentry or multi-skills, have previous related work experience, CSCS and/or PASMA, but this is certainly not essential.

    Time Frame

    It is likely to take 12-24 months to complete this apprenticeship, depending on current qualifications and experience.

  • Dry Lining

    Job Role

    Dry Liners build internal walls and ceilings in residential and commercial structures. They use plasterboard panels to reduce cost and time and also to make the walls easier to move or be removed. Dry Liners need have a good fitness level. Some of the tasks that you will undertake include:

    • Fixing stage – measuring, cutting and installing stud work
    • Finishing stage – Sealing, taping, skimming and sanding

    Dry lining methods are used to hide wiring or pipes, to improve a room’s acoustics, to improve a cavity space for insulation or to smooth out uneven walls during renovation work. This role can be combined with traditional plastering or other types of work, for example sectioning off areas in open-plan offices.

    Minimum Requirements

    Applicants need to have at least an Entry Level 3 in Functional Skills or GCSE grade D or above in English and Maths.

    Desired Requirements

    The passion and commitment to become a fully qualified dry liner. It will be advantageous if you have already completed technical certificates in interior systems or multi-skills, have previous related work experience, CSCS and/or PASMA, but this is certainly not essential.

    Time Frame

    It is likely to take 12-24 months to complete this apprenticeship, depending on current qualifications and experience.

  • Painting &
    Decorating

    Job Role

    Painters and decorators use a range of coverings to enhance and protect surfaces. Examples of the work you will be carrying out include:

    • Prepare, prime and seal exterior and/or interior surfaces for decoration
    • Apply water-borne and/or solvent-borne coatings to internal and/or external surfaces
    • Erect and dismantle equipment such as stepladders and mobile scaffold towers

    Minimum Requirements

    Applicants need to have at least an Entry Level 3 in Functional Skills or GCSE grade D or above in English and Maths.

    Desired Requirements

    The passion and commitment to become a fully qualified painter & decorator. It will be advantageous if you have already completed technical certificates in painting & decorating or multi-skills, have previous related work experience, CSCS and/or PASMA, but this is certainly not essential.

    Time Frame

    It is likely to take 12-24 months to complete this apprenticeship, depending on current qualifications and experience.

  • Groundworks

    Job Role

    To work in groundworks, you will need a good level of fitness, a basic knowledge of building methods and an understanding of the materials used in construction. At the start of a job, you will help to prepare the site, unload and store building materials and once the work gets underway, further duties could include:

    • Ground working – marking out and digging shallow trenches for foundations
    • Form working – putting up or dismantling the shuttering that holds the concrete in place
    • Steel fixing – bending and fixing the bars used to reinforce concrete structures
    • Steel piling – fixing steel sheets together to form temporary retaining walls for excavation work

    Minimum Requirements

    Applicants need to have at least an Entry Level 3 in Functional Skills or GCSE grade D or above in English and Maths.

    Desired Requirements

    The passion and commitment to become a fully qualified construction operative. It will be advantageous if you have any construction based qualifications, have previous related work experience, CSCS and/or PASMA, but this is certainly not essential.

    Time Frame

    It is likely to take 12-24 months to complete this apprenticeship, depending on current qualifications and experience.

  • Business
    Administration / Document Control

    Job Role

    As an administrator, you will be making sure that day-to-day office tasks run smoothly. So it’s important that you are organised, accurate and pay attention to detail. It is likely that you will be working for a construction-orientated firm, with some tasks including:

    • Document control
    • Receptionist duties
    • Organising meetings and travel arrangements for management staff
    • Using office equipment and systems such as databases

    You will be expected to:

    • Manage and improve your own performance in a business environment
    • Solve problems
    • Work with other people in a business environment

    Minimum Requirements

    Applicants  need to have at least a Level 1 in Functional Skills or GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths. You will also need an Entry Level 3 in ICT.

    Desired Requirements

    It will be an advantage if you have some previous related work experience and you should be confident using ICT.

    Time Frame

    It is likely to take 12-18 months to complete this apprenticeship, depending on current qualifications and experience.

  • Quantity
    Surveying

    Job Role

    Quantity Surveyors have two very big jobs – to make sure a project meets every legal and quality standard and that the client gets value for their money. This career suits people who are very good with figures and enjoy the challenge of “balancing the books” throughout complex processes. The role of apprentice quantity surveyor is to support the more senior commercial staff in the administration of costs and contracts relating to projects. The role may involve all aspects of work from the initial tender to final account and close out, seeking to minimise the costs and enhance value for money whilst achieving the required standards and quality. This role will work under the close direction and supervision of a more senior Quantity Surveyor. Typical duties include:
    • preparing tender and contract documents
    • working out the cost of repair and maintenance work
    • establishing exactly what a client wants
    • weighing up commercial risks
    • allocating work to subcontractors
    • valuing completed work and arranging payments
    During your Apprenticeship, you will be supported by your site supervisor and tutor. The role requires you to be hard working and deter, mind due to the nature of work involved.

    Minimum Requirements

    Applicants  need to have at least a Level 1 in Functional Skills or GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths. You will also need an Entry Level 3 in ICT.

    Desired Requirements

    It will be an advantage if you have some previous related work experience and you should be confident using ICT.

    Time Frame

    It is likely to take 12-18 months to complete this apprenticeship, depending on current qualifications and experience.

  • Site Manager

    Job Role

    This is an entry level role, As an Apprentice Assistant Site Manager, you will report to the Site Manager and be directly involved in construction management and site operations. You will be tasked to carry out pre-start meetings, provide detailed reports for all project elements prior to start dates providing advice as to whether the recommended schedule, budgets and equipment are fit for purpose or require updating. Liaise closely with nominated external architects/fitters and all other consultants and contractors. Meeting agreed time-scales final layouts and fitting details and to represent the interests of the company at all times. Common tasks that you may be asked to carry out include:

    • Help to ensure that projects are planned and completed in a timely, safely manner.
    • Maintaining daily diary to record site events and requirements.
    • Learn standards for inspections of all operations to ensure they are carried out in a safe manner.
    • Comply with the site specific environmental action plan requirements.
    • Gain a thorough understanding of site boundaries, access points and site office procedures
    • Build relationships with other business unit teams like Sales and Commercial.
    • Shadow site management team on CITB inspection visits.
    • Manage and co-ordinate the safe and tidy storage of material delivered to the site.
    • Shadow and report to the business unit Production Director on specific development targets and objectives

    Typical Working Week

    You will work on site for five days per week. Most site hours are Monday to Friday, 08.00-17.00.

    Person Specification

    • Have a genuine interest and passion for pursuing a career within Construction
    • A team player
    • Goal orientated
    • Highly organised
    • Strong people skills
    • Attention to detail
    • The ability to focus

    Career Progression

    On completion of your apprenticeship you should think about higher education into construction. There are a vast array of progression routes and opportunities in site management/project management. The world is your oyster!

    Key Training/College Information

    K10 will enrol and fund your qualifications through a SFA funded training provider. It is likely to take 18-24 months to complete this apprenticeship, depending on current qualifications and experience.

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