Build your career as a trade apprentice 

Aimed at individuals looking to start their career in the housebuilding industry, our trade apprenticeship schemes are available in a range of roles throughout the North of England and the Midlands.


As a Gleeson Craft Apprentice you can look forward to a structured programme that will be the foundation of your career, whilst working with one of the UK’s leading and fastest growing housebuilders. You could be part of a company with people at its heart, and be part of a team that’s aim is to make a difference to communities by Building Homes. Changing Lives.

Sound good?

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and thrive

Your two year Craft Apprenticeship with Gleeson starts here! Prior to you joining the Gleeson team we will ensure you have all the tools required to kickstart your Craft Apprenticeship.

On your first day with Gleeson you will be invited to an induction where you will meet key members of the Gleeson team who will support you throughout your Craft Apprenticeship.

You’ll then go on to start your Health and Safety training, a process that will continue throughout your career. Then you’ll be given your Gleeson starter tool kit and personal protective equipment so that you’ve got everything you need to get on the job!

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the team

At your induction a key member of the team to look out for is our Early Talent Coordinator who will be by your side throughout your journey with Gleeson to support, guide and encourage you to develop your confidence and skills.

Throughout your Apprenticeship you will meet a wide range of colleagues that work in other areas of the business including other Apprentices, Management Trainees, customers and subcontractors encouraging you to build a solid network of contacts.

Your time at college and working with your Gleeson colleagues will give you a great opportunity to feel part of the team, share experiences and make lifelong friends.

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your future

Gleeson builds affordable, quality homes, where they are needed, for the people who need them most. At Gleeson you’ll find lots of opportunities, exciting roles, and the potential for career progression.

Gleeson is committed to supporting your development and that’s why we are confident that this is the best management training programme you will experience.

your structured

At Gleeson you will follow a structured programme which is the perfect introduction to your career in the construction industry.

Your typical working week will be a varied and exciting experience of on the job learning, coaching and mentoring complimented by working towards your qualification.

As a Gleeson Craft Apprentice you will gain a wonderful insight into your chosen specialism that will enable you to thrive in your career.

your college

College forms an important part of the Gleeson Craft Apprenticeship programme. Once you have completed your programme, you will be qualified in your chosen trade.

At college, expect hands on practical tutoring in your craft plus classroom learning from experienced tutors. College will also help you develop your numeracy and literacy skills if required. Gleeson will pay all of the costs associated with your learning. You can then focus on gaining your qualification and learning your trade.

your skills

As a Gleeson Craft Apprentice you gain so much more than just an NVQ. You’ll always be learning new skills when you’re on the job, not only about your chosen trade but the construction industry as a whole.

At Gleeson we know that what sets our business apart from the rest is our passionate, collaborative and respectful people. That’s why we extensively train each and every Apprentice to be the best they can be. We provide the best support to equip you for a great career in the building industry and with Gleeson.


Congratulations! You have now gained your qualification along with a wealth of experience. You’ve been working with skilled construction professionals and for an established and renowned UK housebuilder.

Your qualification is an industry wide recognised qualification and you can now look to the future and a great career. Many Craft Apprentices will either gain higher qualifications or obtain permanent employment. Gleeson will provide support, coaching and mentoring throughout this transition.