Construction and Engineering Apprenticeships


You only have to glance at the skyline across Manchester to see that the construction sector is thriving. But could an industry wide skills shortage be about to bring Manchester's boom to a shuddering halt?

As well as an ageing workforce, there is a distinct lack of young talent choosing to enter into the construction industry resulting in a worrying skills shortage within the sector.

Building businesses back up is crucial for the recovery of the economy following the repercussions of the current pandemic and the construction and engineering sector are vital for the recovery of the nation. We need to act now to help close the skills gap and futureproof the construction sector. 

There has never been a more significant time, in recent years if not decades, for the need for excellent construction and engineering experts and degree apprenticeships offer a cost-effective way to up-skill your staff whilst they are still working allowing them to apply their theoretical knowledge from university to the workplace on an ongoing basis.


An apprenticeship combines academic study at university with on-the-job training in the workplace. They are a are a great way to attract and retain talent, boost productivity and up-skill your workforce.

The benefits of an apprenticeship include:

  • Create ambitious, motivated employees
  • Increase retention by offering employees the chance to progress
  • Improve productivity and competitiveness
  • Bring fresh and innovative ideas into the organisation
  • Tailor learning to fit your business requirements and close the skill gap
  • Up-skill your workforce in a cost-effective way

Funding depends on the size of your organisation but will either be fully funded by your apprenticeship levy or via co-investment with the government (the government will fund 95% of the training costs).

Our courses

We offer apprenticeship programmes across a range of construction and engineering subject areas, including quantity surveying, building surveying, property and real estate and civil engineering.

Case Studies

We have welcomed many apprentices to the University across a range of courses such as Quantity Surveying, Real Estate and Development & Management, Civil Engineering and Building Surveying Our apprentices have excelled on their chosen apprenticeship and gained valuable skills and experience to progress their careers.

Find out how our apprentices balance their studies alongside their work and what advice they would give to others considering an apprenticeship.

Anthony Moore – BSc (Hons) Real Estate and Development & Management

Bethany Tinsley – BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying

Christopher Atherton – BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

Gemma Byrne – BSc (Hons) Building Surveying

An apprentice at work

Get In Touch

If you have any questions or want to start your organisations route into apprenticeships, contact or call +44 (0)161 295 3063.