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Our 'Apprenticeship+' scheme was developed for individuals with a passion for construction and engineering. It combines college and practice-based training, allowing participants to build their skills working on some of the most exciting projects in the UK, while gaining a recognised qualification.


The Apprenticeship+ programme provides participants with a formal college education, leading to a technical certificate and NVQ 2 and 3 in their chosen discipline. They will also gain a broad set of technical and trade skills through on-the-job training, supported by experienced tradespeople and construction professionals. A dedicated mentor and apprentice officer will work closely with each apprentice, providing regular feedback on their progress towards completing their apprenticeship

The programme will range between two and four years, depending on the qualification route chosen and will also include an annual personal development module, designed to support our apprentices as they begin to build their careers.

Helpful documents

Early talent programme brochure

Click here to download our early talent programme brochure.

Guide for parents and teachers

Click here to read the guide for parents and teachers.

A day in the life

Hollee-Ann joined Laing O'Rourke after completing her A-levels.

Apprenticeship plus programme participant
I enjoyed doing joinery at school; and by chance, I saw this opportunity. I applied and here I am!

“I did my A levels, but I didn’t want to go to university. So I started to look around at what I could do. I enjoyed doing joinery at school; and by chance, I saw this opportunity. I applied and here I am!

My friends were a little shocked and surprised at first. I am probably the only female joiner they know! But they’ve been really supportive.

I do block release as part of my apprenticeship, which I much prefer as I can really get into the subject during that time. I’m in my first year of a two-year programme; and I’ve learned so much already.

Being a woman on site is a little different, I suppose, just because there are so many men here – although that is changing. It took a bit of getting used to, but everyone has been great.”

Formwork carpenter

Career progression

As a Laing O’Rourke apprentice you will be fully supported during the two to four-year structured programme.

Once you have completed your apprenticeship with us, you can develop your career in a number of ways:

  1. Step 1 - Join our workforce as an apprentice; hone your skills, learn from the wealth of expertise around you; become one of the next generation of experienced tradespeople Laing O’Rourke depends on to deliver its exciting projects.

  2. Step 2 - Working towards a supervisory or management position, while being supported by further education and a mentor currently in a management position.


Entry requirements & application process

Does our Apprentice + programme sound interesting? Head over to the requirements and application page to find out more.    

Requirements & Application

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