Build your career with a Gleeson apprenticeship

Aimed at school leavers and young people looking to start their careers in the housebuilding industry, our apprenticeship schemes are available in a range of roles including on site trades and office based positions.

During the two year scheme you will work through a structured programme which will combine practical office and site based experience with academic learning at college.

On completion of the scheme you will have achieved an NVQ, giving you the qualifications and experience required to build your career in the construction industry.

What's on offer

£4.46 per hour (set rate for first year. Rate will increase thereafter in line with minimum wage)

  • Generous annual leave
  • A range of other Gleeson employee benefits
  • Ongoing support from Gleeson’s experienced tradespeople and construction professionals.
  • Dedicated support from a CITB apprentice officer
  • One day per week at college
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Before I started my apprenticeship with Gleeson Homes, I was already enrolled onto a construction course at college and knew I wanted to go into quantity surveying. Thanks to the support of my colleagues I quickly settled into my new role. I realised straight away that the office worked as a team and made me feel welcome from day one. After a few weeks I gained more knowledge of the quantity surveying profession and started to take on responsibilities of my own. I have now been here for nearly two years and am gaining new skills all the time. A lot of my work involves creating and maintaining relationships with sub-contractors which I enjoy and it has helped me learn more about the build processes on site. Working in this environment does come with its challenges and there are times that I need help, so I am lucky to have a mentor with me the majority of the time. Getting the weekly subcontract payments done on time can be a struggle but that is where the team ethic in the office really helps. Although the role is mainly office based, I do get the opportunity to get out onto the sites and see the work for myself, I enjoy it as it gives me the opportunity to meet new people and talk to the site staff. If I were to give some advice to someone interested in starting a Gleeson apprenticeship, it would be to go for it; there is no better place to learn than in the workplace and Gleeson is a great place to do it.

Alex Weegram
Apprentice QS at our Wynyard office