Apprenticeships are a great way to combine practical training in a job whilst studying. Employing an apprentice will grow your workforce and can improve how you work, increasing productivity and profits.

Apprenticeships in England

Apprenticeships in Scotland

Apprenticeships in Wales

Apprenticeships can be confusing and hard to understand, whether you are the applicant, the employer or the parent. We are here to help with advice and guidance to make your apprenticeship journey as simple as possible.

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a real job with training, enabling you to earn whilst you learn. You will gain qualifications, which are recognised worldwide as well as a vast range of job-specific skills.

You will

Work alongside experienced staff

Gain skills specific to your job

Earn a wage and receive holiday pay

Study towards a qualification either at college or a training centre for at least one day a week

Apprenticeships can take one to four years to complete depending on their level. 

Is an apprenticeship right for you?

Apprenticeships in building engineering services are for both women and men aged 16 or over.

To apply for an apprenticeship you need to be:

Aged 16 and over

Living in the UK

Not in full-time education - you can apply whilst you are still at school but you will need to have left before starting your apprenticeship

You will need to have an employer before you start an apprenticeship, although you can still apply before you have one. We can help you arrange this


Why choose BESA Academy?

We have over 25 years' experience and cover the UK

We offer guidance and support to employers and apprentices, identifying training and apprenticeships need and making them happen via our network of colleges and training centres 

We will work with training centres or colleges to access funding and support on your behalf

We will provide you with a dedicated BESA Academy Representative 

We have extensive knowledge of industry frameworks and qualifications and will advise you on apprenticeship vacancies and career pathways

We will provide you with a SKILLcard and complete the application form on your behalf

We tailor your SMART progress reviews to your individual needs not just to the minimum government funding standards

For further information on apprenticeships or guidance on how to find a training provider, please contact the Skills Advisory Service. 

Phone: 0800 917 8419 - option 3