National Apprenticeship Week 2023

Join us in celebrating National Apprenticeship Week this week as we shine the spotlight on some of our star apprentices.

Stay tuned this week as we celebrate National Apprenticeship Week and check out our new apprenticeship opportunities today.

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During National Apprenticeship Week, we’re shining a light on our talented apprentices and the work they do.

Check out our social media channels throughout the week as we introduce you to some of our Early Careers Ambassadors, who talk us through their roles and explain why they chose an apprenticeship route into construction with us.

To kick off National Apprenticeship Week, we caught up with our very own Early Careers Advisor, Veronica Coombes. Watch Veronica's interview to learn more about our range of apprenticeships in construction and find out what to expect this National Apprenticeship Week. 

My advice for anybody considering doing an apprenticeship in construction is to simply go for it. Apprenticeships are a fantastic opportunity to learn all about construction that's supported in the workplace and academically.



Veronica Coombes

Veronica Coombes, Early Careers Advisor

Also coming up this week...

Apprentice Estimator, Alex O'Shea, talks about his role and apprenticeship with us as he develops his #SkillsForLife in construction. Head over to our Instagram page to watch Alex's 'day in the life of' video and learn more about his role. 

I am really happy with how my career is progressing at Sir Robert McAlpine. I thoroughly enjoy working in pre-construction as a construction finance estimator and would like to continue working on developing my skills and knowledge in the commercial field. I’m looking forward to my next 3 years of studying which Sir Robert McAlpine is supporting.



Alex O'Shea

Alex O'Shea, Apprentice Estimator

I love apprenticeshipsWe will also be shining the spotlight on Design Apprentice, Florian Lawrence, who is based at Station Hill, Reading. Flori's apprenticeship at Sir Robert McAlpine has allowed her to develop #SkillsForLife including communication and teamwork through meetings and tasks, problem solving through workshops, and self-management by prioritising daily tasks, university work, and off-the-job hours. Head over to our Instagram page to watch Florian's 'day in the life of' video and learn more about her role. 

As an organisation, Sir Robert McAlpine actively support their employees as well as reach out and take opinions by making affinity groups available. For people in their early careers they have also created/began to create a programme for developing skills and getting extra qualifications.



Florian Lawrence

Florian Lawrence , Design Apprentice

Did we mention to check out our social media channels this week?!

We'll be sharing National Apprenticeship Week content each day, watch this space! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook

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Previous National Apprenticeship Week celebrations

  1. Veronica Coombes

    National Apprenticeship Week 2023: Meet Veronica Coombes

    06 Feb 2023

    Today marks the launch of National Apprenticeship Week. Join us throughout the week as we reflect on how apprenticeships can help individuals to develop the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career in the construction industry.

    Read more about National Apprenticeship Week 2023: Meet Veronica Coombes
  2. Apprentice Estimator, Alex O'Shea

    National Apprenticeship Week 2021: Introducing Alex O'Shea

    08 Feb 2021

    We are proud to support National Apprenticeship Week, from 8th – 14th February. Here we talk to Apprentice Estimator, Alex O'Shea, who shares more about his role and why he chose an apprenticeship route in construction with us.

    Read more about National Apprenticeship Week 2021: Introducing Alex O'Shea