Apprenticeship Scheme

Published: Jul 16 2024

If you are 16+ and interested in developing your experience in the construction industry as a scaffolder, why not apply for our Apprenticeship Scheme! The two-year apprenticeship offers you the opportunity to learn terminology, familiarise yourself with equipment and gain onsite knowledge, along with attaining your NVQ Level 2 in Scaffolding and Accessing Operations and Rigging.

Your Apprenticeship

Successful candidates will undergo on-job training and biannual 10-day college blocks during a two-year apprenticeship. You will work with skilled tradesmen and have site manager support, whether in the service yard or on-site.

The course is provided by our partner, SIMIAN, a leading UK training organisation.

Programme Structure

This 11-week part-time training programme is spread over 18-24 months in 10-day blocks. It’s held in The London Academy of Sustainable Construction (LASC), Waltham Forest with all expenses paid.

Successful completion awards an NVQ Level 2 in Scaffolding, Accessing Operations, and Rigging.

On completion, you will achieve:

CISRS Trainee
(Part 1)

CISRS Scaffolder
(Part 2)

CISRS Skill Test
(Level 2)

Construction Diploma
(Level 2)

Functional Skills

CITB Health, Safety
and Environment Test

NVQ Access and Rigging Operations
Scaffolding (Level 2)


Your duties will include:

  • Loading and unloading scaffold equipment from the wagons
  • Moving and storing scaffold equipment correctly
  • Keeping the site organised and tidy
  • Low-level labouring
  • Adhering to health and safety

Once you progress to working on site, you will initially work with teams to erect and dismantle scaffolding. The aim is for you to erect and dismantle the scaffold yourself eventually.


The ideal candidate is:

  • Happy to undertake physically demanding work.
  • Happy to work outdoors in the elements i.e. winter and summer.
  • Enthusiastic for the job and sees scaffolding as a career path.
  • Comfortable working at heights.
  • Enjoys working as part of a team to ensure safety and efficiency.
  • Capable of assessing situations and finding safe, effective solutions.
  • Able to follow written and verbal instructions accurately.
  • Excellent at managing time effectively.
  • Skilled in problem-solving.

To apply, use the below form :