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Why choose an apprenticeship with us?

As a business we’re proud of our heritage and focused on our future.

We have a long and successful history of training apprentices, which dates back to 1934 and since then, over 5,700 people have completed an apprenticeship with us. Many of our apprentices have won national and industry awards before progressing into senior management positions within our business.

Our award-winning approach develops the behaviours, skills, knowledge and experience our apprentices need to build a successful career. We work in partnership with a national network of colleges to offer some of the best training in the industry. 

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Apprenticeships Hints and Tips

We are a proud member of The 5% Club, a select group of companies committed to increasing the number of apprentices and graduates in the workforce.

What apprenticeships are we offering in 2023?

We offer 15 different apprenticeships in total, the majority of which are focused on a range of electrical, mechanical and technical specialisms, as well as a number of business based roles.

As one of our apprentices, you will be fully supported throughout your programme with us. Our apprenticeship development team are there to make sure you get the best out of the business and the business gets the best out of you. 

Our six most popular apprenticeships are:

Introducing two new IT Services Apprenticeships.

With technology and connectivity playing a leading role in all our lives, our decision to launch apprenticeships in IT Services ensures our talent of tomorrow is at the forefront of the digital revolution. Watch the video to get a to insight into what IT Services is, and how an IT Services Apprenticeship can help ensure not just skills for life, but a clear career path within the construction industry.

Other apprenticeships include:

A day in the life of our apprentices

When you undertake an apprenticeship with us, your role incorporates a variety of different tasks, activities and projects, so it’s likely that no two days will be ever the same.

By working with different departments and people across our business, it allows you to gain a better understanding of what we do, develop key skills and qualities relevant to your role and build key relationships with others.

We’ll let some of our apprentices to tell you about their roles with us:

Where they are now

We are proud to say that at the end of their programme most of our graduating apprentices successfully move into a permanent role with us. Find out where some of our former apprentices are now:

Olivia Ayres-Norman - Quantity Surveyor 

Meet former apprentice Olivia. Now a Quantity Surveyor, Olivia has been with NG Bailey for over six years. Olivia highlights how the benefit of working hands-on alongside her learning as a major pull factor of an apprenticeship. She has enjoyed relationship building and the variation of work as part of her apprenticeship journey. Since the completion of her apprenticeship, Olivia has completed her degree and is now studying towards her RCIS qualification. She knows the importance of asking the right question and that her opinion counts. 

Joshua Clarke - ITS Project Engineer

Meet former apprentice Joshua. Once an apprentice, Joshua has been with NG Bailey for ten years and is now a Project Engineer. Joshua has progressed through various roles within the business and highlights the support he has received in getting to where he is today. He knows first-hand that with the right attitude and focus that genuine career progression is available for anyone willing to embrace the challenge. Watch the video to find out more about Joshua, his journey, and his top tip for any new mechanical and electrical apprentices.

Apprenticeship highlights