Scaffolder apprenticeship

Provide access solutions or structural support that allows other trades to carry out their roles safely while working at height

As a scaffolder apprentice, you’ll be part of the construction and built environment industry, working on various projects from small refurbishments to large-scale constructions. During the scaffolder apprenticeship, your main job is to build safe scaffolding structures that allow other workers to do their jobs safely at heights. This could be anything from constructing platforms for roofers to working on bridges or towers. Day-to-day, you’ll work outdoors in different weather conditions, following design plans and manufacturers’ specifications to install, alter, and dismantle scaffolding. You’ll interact with clients, site managers, and other trades, ensuring everyone’s safety and following health, safety, and environmental regulations. You’ll also be responsible for ordering materials, tools, and equipment, and working as part of a team to get the job done efficiently and safely. This apprenticeship will equip you with the skills needed to excel in this important and safety-critical role within the construction industry.


Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: PE

Entry requirements for the scaffolder apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs

Potential salary upon completion: £30,000 per annum

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