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Earn while you learn with our apprenticeships

Did you leave school feeling unsure about things? Maybe you missed out on the exam results you wanted. Perhaps the disruption in your education caused by the pandemic knocked your confidence. Or are you looking for a change in career? If any of this sounds familiar, our apprenticeship scheme can be the first step on an exciting new path.

build your future with progressive

The progressive Apprenticeship Scheme gives you a recognised qualification in a trade and the chance to experience on-the-job training within a safe and supported environment.

Working with three training bodies in the south west, we are the only local provider offering a Roofing and Cladding Site Installer Apprenticeship approved by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). We also provide office-based apprenticeships and T-Levels, which focus on putting you in the workplace for real-life experience.

We currently have apprentices signed up and working from across the south west, and we’ve pledged to create more apprenticeship placements next year.

what’s the cost?

Nothing at all. In fact, you’re paid to learn. Just like other apprenticeships, our schemes are fully funded. You can apply for Government funding that covers up to 100% of the programme cost, which is arranged via the training partner. In some cases, grants from the CITB are also available.

what’s in it for you?

a wealth of opportunity

Roofing and cladding are currently under-served areas of the construction industry, which means there are huge opportunities on offer. And it’s a trade that can offer higher earning potential than some traditional trades.

earn while you learn

Apprenticeships are real jobs which means you’re paid while you learn.

learn from the best

Learn from the most experienced providers in the business. Gain contacts and develop transferable skills through on-the-job training.

no barriers to entry

Experience, qualifications, and background are no barriers. An apprenticeship can kick-start your career.

get the grades

All you need are English and Maths at a Pass level. However, if you didn’t get the grades, you get another chance to gain them alongside your apprenticeship.

choose a great career

Choosing an apprenticeship is your first step toward a great career. You can acquire the specific hands-on skills that employers are looking for.

build your future

Gain a real sense of satisfaction knowing you are actively working towards building your future.

the apprenticeships we offer

Level 2 Apprenticeship in Roofing & Cladding

Training partner – Greenlight Safety & Training

  • Three back-to-back college days a month at the Greenlight Training centre in Plymouth, covering the following:
    • Reading and understanding drawings/schedules
    • Reading and understanding specifications/inspection plans
    • Maintaining programme
    • Installing roofing and wall cladding systems to manufacturers’ recommendations and required standards
    • Setting out cladding to lines and levels
    • Operating plant and equipment
    • Training in health and safety following Method Statements, Risk Assessments and COSHH requirements.
  • The rest of the time is spent on-site with existing labour operatives, supported by Progressive. This is where you can learn practical knowledge and learn from experienced installers.
  • Scheme runs for 20 months.

Through our scheme, you can achieve a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Roofing & Cladding with the option to progress further. We have put together a rigorous set of Risk Assessment Method Statements to ensure the safety of every student.

Training partner – Exeter College

  • Four college days a week at Exeter College
  • Fifth day is spent in the workplace, amounting to a 45-day industry placement
  • Course runs for two academic years.

We also work with Exeter College offering office-based apprenticeships in areas such as HR and Finance

Ready to apply? Or want to know more?

We’re here to help find the opportunity that works best for you.

Get in touch with me, Luke Hardware, at, or call 01392 201066.

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