Since 2000, we have recruited 407 apprentices and our retention rate is 97%, but our commitment to training for the industry started much earlier, and since 1937 Seddon has helped over 3,567 people start their career in construction.
Seddon annually employs apprentices of all ages, supporting them as they work towards professional and trade competence. Practical work-related tasks, which develop the skills and knowledge to do the job effectively, are supplemented by short courses and training is undertaken on a day release and block release basis through local colleges and universities, usually over a period of 3 to 5 years.
In addition to your qualification, you will be
- Paid a Living Wage salary (www.livingwage.org.uk)
- Working alongside a qualified mentor, day to day
- Coached by your line manager
- Supported by our training department
- Working four days a week, with day release for college
How to apply for a Seddon Apprenticeship
Applications for a Seddon Apprenticeship in 2019 will open on Monday 4th March (National Apprenticeship Week) and will remain open until Friday 3rd May 2018.
Please send all applications to firstname.lastname@example.org making sure to add your chosen job role to the email subject.
PLEASE NOTE: The application form requires you to submit an electronic copy of your CV, so please ensure you have a copy of this to hand, before beginning the application process.
Any information sent by you to Seddon will be kept in the strictest of confidence and will only be used or referred to for the purpose of selection.
Apprentice Application Timeline
- Applications Open: Monday 4th March 2019
- Closing date: Friday 3rd May 2019
- Short listing: 13-24th May 2019
- Group Interviews and assessments: 3rd June 2019 – 14th June 2019
- Second Phase Interviews and CITB Tests: Before the 28th June 2019 *this only applies to plumbing and electrical applicants
- Individual Interviews will take place between 24th June 2019 – 5th July 2019
- Successful applicants to start: July 29th 2019
What we need from you
If you have not received a response from Seddon by the 24th May 2019, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.
Group interview will involve working in a team of 4 to undertake a work based exercise. Following this there will be a short assessment involving basic numeracy and literacy.
Individual interviews will involve one-to-one discussion with specific trade representatives. Individuals should prepare accordingly and bring a copy of the following:
Your CV should contain the following:
A personal statement that answers the questions –
- Why do you want to be an apprentice in your chosen field?
- Why do you want to work for Seddon?
- What makes you stand out from the crowd?
- What are you passionate about?
- How would your friends describe you?
It should also include your relevant certificates and qualifications and your GCSE results (if applicable).