The information below sets out the most common routes of entry into construction for young people in England leaving school and how they might suit different employers.
Choose from more than a hundred construction-related apprenticeships at four different levels covering qualification levels 2-7Find out more
An option for Further Education for students who have completed their GCSEs in Year 11Find out more
Start as a labourer, providing hands-on experience of work in the industry and allowing employers to identify potential apprentices and traineesFind out more
A Level 3 qualification industry placement, delivered in sixth form or college in coordination with an employer over two years for 16-19 year oldsFind out more
A skills development programme lasting from six weeks to one year (most take less than six months), including an industry placement of 70 hours or moreFind out more
An option for Higher Education for students who have obtained suitable qualifications at a Higher Education level (such as A Levels, BTECS, HNCs or HNDs)Find out more