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Apprenticeship Programme

The ongoing success and growth of the housing industry relies heavily on the talent and skills of the younger generation. Apprentices are key to this which is why we have an established apprenticeship programme which really helps to shape and grow our young talent.

The combination of practical on site learning along with gaining a professional qualification creates a great foundation to start your career. During the programme Crest Nicholson supports you to gain an NVQ Level 2 and if possible level 3 qualification. By working closely alongside you and your college we can give you the skills and experience you need to gain your qualification to achieve your career goal of becoming an established and qualified tradesperson.

We have a great team who have years of valuable experience which we can pass down to you. For example, you’ll benefit from a dedicated mentor throughout your fixed term contract who will be on hand to help you every step of the way.

There’s even the opportunity to eventually grow your career further through the Site Management Academy which offers a bespoke training programme to give you the skills you need to manage an entire construction development.

  • Why Crest Nicholson?
  • What skills do I need?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
  • You'll gain the skills, knowledge and experience you need to achieve your career goals
  • We'll support you to gain a minimum of an NVQ Level 2
  • You'll be part of an award-winning FTSE250 company
  • You'll get a great benefits package including a generous pension and excellent pay and bonuses
  • Ideally five GCSEs including Maths and English or functional skills
  • Possibly a trade college diploma qualification
  • Enthusiasm
  • Self-motivation
  • A good team player
  • A good communicator
  • Earn whilst you learn.
  • Dedicated mentor to support you every step of the way.
  • Time to attend college to gain a professional qualification and additional industry training.
  • Build on site relationships with professionals in your chosen trade.
  • The opportunity to extend you career through the Crest Nicholson Site Management Academy

Applications are accepted and reviewed at the beginning of the calendar year with interviews taking place between May and July. If you are successful you’ll start the programme in September.

Take a look at our current vacancies, with developments across the southern half of the UK there are plenty opportunities.


Not sure if an Apprenticeship is right for you?

Hear our apprentices discussing their experiences of the programme:

Maisie is a painter and decorator apprentice, aspiring to become a Site Manager one day.

Our plumbing apprentice, Charlie, has learnt a huge amount whilst being on our Apprenticeship Programme he finds it rewarding seeing all the stages which result in the finished product.

Housebuilder Mountain Marathon - Apprentices

In September 2018 a team of our apprentices joined six other Crest Nicholson teams to take on the Housebuilder Mountain Marathon Mountain in aid of Youth Adventure Trust - a friendly endurance competition between UK housebuilders.

The teams hiked an impressive 26.2 miles across two days, with over 1,000m of elevation across Snowdonia. Here's how they got on...

Meet some of our apprentices

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