What progressive’s apprenticeship scheme could do for you.

We’re proud and excited to be offering the south-west’s first roofing & cladding apprenticeship scheme to school leavers across the region. But why should you be excited about it too?

If you’re coming up to the age when you can leave school, you might be starting to consider your career options. We’d love for you to consider our apprenticeship scheme. In this article you can find all the info you need about apprenticeship schemes in general, what we offer, the benefits, and how to apply.

What is an apprenticeship?

Put simply, an apprenticeship is a paid work opportunity available to anyone leaving school after their GCSEs. As an apprentice, you’ll gain on-the-job experience and build a range of professional qualifications. You’ll also get the chance to develop essential industry-specific skills that will increase your earning potential and open-up bigger and better opportunities in the future.

Your time will be split between practical, paid work experience and focused learning delivered by industry experts. You can apply for apprenticeships in a huge variety of industries, but we’ve gone out of our way to make our scheme as attractive and rewarding as possible. If you’re looking for a fast start to a successful career – we have you covered.

Why roofing & cladding?

The construction industry in general is one of the UK’s biggest, valued at nearly £450 billion in 2021. The top jobs in the industry carry big salaries, but even entry level jobs pay above minimum wage once you’re fully qualified.

Roofing and cladding are a key part of this industry. A roofing and cladding career provides opportunities to work on exciting projects and learn a lot of specialist skills. Whilst it might seem simple at first, ensuring that buildings are protected is a complex and challenging job. We’re no strangers to technology – our industry is evolving just like any other, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn and put your knowledge into practice on every project.

You can go far with us. Most of our directors have been with us for many years, starting out as buyers, operatives, or technicians, and working their way up. We’re progressive by name and progressive by nature!

The benefits of progressive’s roofing & cladding apprenticeship

We have baked a whole heap of benefits into our roofing & cladding apprenticeship – here are 6 of the best that you can enjoy with progressive…

  1. Earn real money, learn real skills
    Unlike continuing in full-time education, an apprenticeship offers you the chance to earn good money while learning new skills. Much of the time you’ll be doing paid work,
    and the rest of your time will be spent in dedicated learning sessions where you’ll perfect the skills you use every day.
  2. Get taught by industry experts
    Our instructors are highly experienced in their field, and you’ll get the chance to learn everything they know while building a network of contacts throughout the construction industry.
  3. Accessible by anyone
    Regardless of your experience, qualifications, and background – there’s nothing stopping you from applying to become an apprentice at progressive!
  4. Fill gaps in your CV
    If you passed English and Maths at GCSE level, you’re good to go. And even if you didn’t –we can help you get those qualifications as part of the scheme. This means that not only can you gain the skills and qualifications for a long and successful career in construction, but we can also help you fill any gaps you have in the skills that will set you up for life.
  5. Look to the future
    Who has time to worry about what the future holds? An apprenticeship takes care of that for you, allowing you to develop the knowledge you need to construct a career that will last a lifetime. And with progressive, you’ll always have somewhere to apply those skills and continue your lifelong learning journey!
  6. Join a booming industry
    The construction industry is booming and isn’t showing signs of slowing any time soon! If you’re looking for a career that offers job security and high earning potential – you’ve just found it.

How you can get involved

Do you want to find out more about how our roofing and cladding apprenticeship can kick-start your career? If so, contact the lead of our apprenticeship scheme, Luke Hardware. Email him at lukehardware@weareprogressive.co.uk or give him a call on 01392 201066.

Or, if you’re already convinced that an apprenticeship in roofing & cladding is the right option for you, take control of your future now and apply directly via Greenlight Safety and Training by emailing enquiries@greenlightsc.co.uk or calling 01752 604713.

Before you go…

As a school leaver, you have a dizzying number of options available to you and sometimes it can feel overwhelming having to make decisions that could affect your entire future. We have worked hard to ensure our apprenticeship scheme provides the right balance of earning potential, opportunity, and development.

Whether you choose to join us, complete your apprenticeship, and then move on, or stick with us for as long as some of our directors, (20 years in some cases)! – we are committed to giving you everything you need for a brighter and more successful future. We look forward to welcoming you to the progressive family!