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Construction Apprenticeships & Traineeships


If you have a job, or are looking for employment, and want to gain qualifications and skills that will support you in your chosen career at the same time – an apprenticeship could be the choice for you. 

An apprenticeship is a three way partnership, which requires commitment from you, your employer and your college, all sharing the common goal – the achievement of your apprenticeship. Typically you will spend 4 days at work, and then come to college 1 day a week.


A Traineeship is a flexible training programme that gives real work experience for anyone aged 16 - 24. Core components are work preparation training, English and maths (where required) and work placements. Part of the work preparation training covers areas like confidence building, CV writing, interview preparation, job search and inter-personal skills.

Modern Methods of Construction: Formwork Carpentry Traineeship

Are you 16 - 24 years old? Looking for an opportunity? Would you like to become a highly skilled construction specialist working on major projects across London?

Why not train to be a Formwork Carpenter working with the latest Reinforced Concrete technology.

A traineeship is a training programme designed to fully prepare the trainees for employment/apprenticeship.  The programme lasts for 14 weeks and ends with a 2 week full time work placement. For the first 12 weeks training, you will spend 4 days per week in college with 1 day per week work placement starting in week 4. 

If you look around, almost all large construction projects now use reinforced concrete frame construction. Barking & Dagenham College is delivering this specialist traineeship in partnership with industry specialists.  PC Harrington, Morrisroe, PJ Carey, Dunne Building & Civil Engineering, Byrne Bros, O’Keefe Construction and Newtown Group.

What will I gain?

The tradespeople in this sector command great salaries up to £50k per year. It is a rapidly growing sector with high progression opportunities from operations into management. The construction industry has an ageing specialised workforce that needs to be replaced by young, bright, motivated and hardworking people trained in specific sectors.

The traineeship will give you the skills, confidence and experience that our employer partners are looking for.  Successful trainees will progress onto an apprenticeship with one of the employer partners to gain a full NVQ qualification.

  • Train in our industry standard facilities using the latest equipment and formwork rigs supplied by our industry partners
  • Complete a work experience placement with one of the partner employers
  • Learn the skills you need to get you started working in the industry
  • Get a health & safety qualification and CSCS card
  • Work to improve your English & Maths (if you have not achieved a grade C GCSE)

At the end of the programme all successful trainees could be offered an apprenticeship as a Formwork Carpenter.


Traineeships & Apprenticeships
in Formwork Carpentry - September start

Terry Hall, Lecturer in Formwork Carpentry, explains why these skills are in high demand in London's booming construction sector.

"Formwork was used to form the central core of the Shard and to build a large part of the Olympic stadium.

“Formwork Carpenters erect and strike timber and system formwork to form concrete buildings and structures such as concrete columns, beams and staircases.

"Concrete is used to construct office blocks, shopping centres, football stadiums and is a key material in most construction projects."

"Current demand for these skills is out-pacing supply. It is also an ageing workforce, as skilled Construction Site Carpenters are not being replaced by pipeline of new young talent. Barking & Dagenham College is the only place in London offering both Traineeships and Apprenticeships in Formwork Carpentry."

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To secure a place, call Terry Hall today on

07794 398 791


Call our Construction team on:

020 3667 0125 or
020 3667 0251

Or email via this link. 

For all course information call 

020 3667 0294