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Axis Apprenticeships

Our apprenticeships offer you the opportunity to earn while you learn with our experts and gain the right qualifications to start you off in your chosen career.

Axis Apprentices

Our apprenticeships offer you the opportunity to earn while you learn with our experts and gain the right qualifications to start you off in your chosen career.

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Axis Apprentices

Apprentices are 10% of our work force at any time. Want to join us?

Real experience

Our founders all started their careers as apprentices. Their passion, experience and expertise inform all our apprenticeships.

Career pathway

Our apprentices graduate to senior positions and skilled specialists within Axis or set up their own business and join our supply chain.

Earn Degrees

We offer degree apprenticeships, for example, in Quantity Surveying whereby you gain a bachelor’s or master’s degree as part of your apprenticeship.

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Gain career relevant qualifications at college whilst simultaneously learning your trade from our experts and working on real on site projects.

Diverse Sectors

We offer apprenticeships in Gas, Electrics, Carpentry, Finance/Accounting, Plumbing, Painting, Multi-Trader and Administration.

Axis Apprentices

Apprentices are 10% of our work force at any time. Want to join us?

Real experience

Our founders all started their careers as apprentices. Their passion, experience and expertise inform all our apprenticeships.

Career pathway

Our apprentices graduate to senior positions and skilled specialists within Axis or set up their own business and join our supply chain.

Degree apprenticeships

We offer Degree apprenticeships, for example, in Quantity Surveying whereby you gain a bachelor’s or master’s degree as part of your apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship opportunities

Gain career relevant qualifications at college whilst learning your trade from our own experts and working on real projects on site.

Types of apprenticeships

We offer apprenticeships in Gas, Electrics, Carpentry, Finance/Accounting, Plumbing, Painting, Multi-Trader and Administration.

Interested in starting an apprenticeship with us?

Register your interest here.

Interested in starting an apprenticeship with us?

 Register your interest here.

Apprentices in Action

Becoming an Axis Apprentice is a prized, golden opportunity to develop a career and learn a wealth of skills. Meet our Apprentices and see some of our projects here.

Apprentices in Action

Becoming an Axis Apprentice is a prized, golden opportunity to develop a career and learn a wealth of skills. Meet our Apprentices and see some of our projects here.

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Tomorrow’s workforce

We are committed to helping young people become the work force of tomorrow. As well as our training and apprenticeship opportunities, we offer work experience placements, career talks, workshops, mentoring and school engagement programmes. We call this Work Inspiration.

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FAQ

How do I become an Axis Apprentice?2021-02-10T12:56:13+00:00

The journey to becoming an Axis Apprentice begins in Spring with the start of our recruitment campaigns. We consider the occupations and vacancies where we are looking to recruit and we consult our clients too.

Our vacancies are then advertised on our website and with our clients. Any applicants are invited to send in their CVs.

Our basic requirements are GCSE Maths and English, 4 and above at A to C grade. The cut-off date for our applications is May. We consider CVs for eligibility to match our criteria and then conduct initial telephone interviews. If successful, the next step is the completion of a work experience placement.

Those applicants who make it through this process will be invited for the Axis Apprentice Recruitment Day. These are face-to-face interviews. There is also a written test based around Maths, English and spatial awareness.

Placements for successful applicants usually begin around September when you will start your work at Axis, and also at the college and/or university we have chosen for you to attend.

All new recruits attend an induction day, where they can be introduced to the business as a whole and to our Health and Safety Team.
At our Apprentices Welcome Event, you will get to meet our Executive Team and Divisional Managers as well as your fellow Apprentices.

Regular Apprentice breakfast meetings ensure you are part of the family, keep you in touch with your colleagues and Managers and ensure you are at the top of your game receiving the best support and help.

Still unsure about ‘How do I become an Axis Apprentice?’ Contact us, here.

Where does Axis recruit Apprentices?2021-02-10T12:59:27+00:00

Axis recruits Apprentices from anywhere and everywhere. Our Core Value 6 stresses our commitment to our local communities, contributing to their growth and development. So, we also actively recruit Apprentices from our local communities, including from our local supply chain and local schools.

We also work in partnership with our clients to promote the Apprenticeship vacancies to residents. The diversity of backgrounds, ages and cultures reflects the communities where we work and that is celebrated here at Axis.

Read our Work Inspiration brochure, here. Did we answer ‘Where does Axis recruit Apprentices?’ If you have more questions, contact us here.

What are the benefits of being an Axis Apprentice?2021-02-10T12:40:00+00:00

What are the benefits of being an Axis Apprentice? There are many benefits of becoming an Axis Apprentice. That’s why becoming an Axis Apprentice is highly valued and competitive!

During your structured Apprenticeship Programme with Axis, you will work with experts on the job under our Apprentice Master, learning real skills, working on real projects on site. You receive payment whilst you are training and training is all year round. You will also acquire a professional qualification relevant to your chosen career at a local college or university.

More than 400 young people have started careers through our Apprentice Programme and many have gone on to become Supervisors and Managers within Axis or remained within the business to become highly skilled in their specialism. Some have become valuable members of our supply chain or business owners in their own right.

As well as learning their trades on-site and in college, our Apprentices complete an annual Apprentice Challenge which is an opportunity to develop project management, presentation and communication skills.

“For me, the highlight has been finishing my Plumbing Apprenticeship and learning a bunch of new skills and having hands-on experience. There’s a big difference when you look at something in a textbook than when you do it in real life and that’s exactly what I needed”– Jamie Huda, Plumbing Apprentice, 2020

Read our Work Inspiration brochure to find out more benefits of being an Axis Apprentice, here. Or find out more about Axis, here.

How long is an Apprenticeship?2021-02-10T14:40:27+00:00

An Apprenticeship can be from 1.5 years to four years. A Degree Apprenticeship, for example like Quantity Surveying, can last five years.

Find out more by reading our Work Inspiration brochure, here.

Did we answer ‘How long is an Apprenticeship?’, if you’ve got more questions, contact us here.

What sort of Apprenticeships are on offer at Axis?2021-02-10T12:52:43+00:00

We offer a number of Apprenticeships in both construction and business support roles. This includes Gas, Electrics, Carpentry, Finance/Accounting, Plumbing, Painting and Multi-Trader as well as Administration. We also offer Degree Apprenticeships, for example, in Quantity Surveying.

Does Axis have an Apprenticeship Scheme or Programme?2021-02-09T15:13:12+00:00

Yes indeed we do! One of our Core Values is to train and develop our people. Axis are dedicated to providing people with the chance to develop their skills, experience new challenges and opportunities whilst achieving their career ambitions.

Our time-honoured Apprenticeship Programme has provided great value for our people pursuing a career in a variety of construction and Business Support roles. Apprentices consistently make up ten percent of our workforce.

What is an Apprenticeship?2021-02-09T16:13:01+00:00

An Apprenticeship at Axis combines learning on the job and studying at college or university to work towards achieving an Apprenticeship Qualification in the occupational area chosen. The founders and owners of Axis all started their careers as Apprentices. Their example, wisdom and expertise have inspired all our Apprentices who join our Apprenticeship programme.