A career in infrastructure

Infrastructure gives our communities the facilities they need including roads, water, power, bridges, tunnels, and telecommunications systems. It’s a practical and hands-on industry where you’ll help provide the essential services people use in their daily lives. You’ll learn how to work safely on infrastructure sites and with machinery, and how to protect the environment while completing large projects.

How do I train?

Trades training is flexible. You can:

  • Do a pre-trades programme, then get a job and apprenticeship
  • Get an apprenticeship straight away and study while you work

Many people start with a pre-trades programme at a training institution. This will give you the hands-on experience and theory you need to prepare you for work. If you qualify for one of our scholarships, you can study for free – and we’ll help you find work when you finish.

If you already have experience in the trades or are ready for working life and happy to study while you work, you might look at going straight into an apprenticeship. We can help you make that decision, and we might even know someone who needs an apprentice like you.