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.

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  • Partnered with more than 75 developers & contractors / Created more than 400 apprenticeships / Partnered with more than 30 local authorities & London boroughs
  • “From the get go I found the atmosphere on site welcoming and I enjoyed the work I was assigned. I felt accepted as part of the team and that my skills were improving on a daily basis.”

    David Blyth – Carpentry apprentice

  • “Not only does K10 generate a positive SROI, it does so by actually creating jobs for young people where none would have otherwise existed. The difference made by K10 to the lives of young people, particularly in a time of high youth unemployment, is incredible and the impact on society more broadly is considerable.”

    Steve Coles , MD, Intentionality Community Interest


Apprenticeships we offer

  • Electrical 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. (GCSE’s valid within last 5 years)
    • 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 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. (GCSE’s valid within last 5 years)
    • 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 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. (GCSE’s valid within last 5 years)

    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 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. (GCSE’s valid within last 5 years)

    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 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. (GCSE’s valid within last 5 years)

    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.

     

  • Construction Operative Construction Operative

    Job Role

    To be a construction operative, 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. (GCSE’s valid within last 5 years)

    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 Business Administration

    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. (GCSE’s valid within last 5 years) 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.