The built environment continues to evolve and respond to people’s needs. To stay ahead, we need the best and the brightest young people as we move into the world of 5G, augmented reality, robotics and artificial intelligence.
Today, construction means working with modern technology to develop more efficient construction sites and deliver smarter homes and workplaces for a hyper-connected population.
It means protecting the environment as we build, making buildings more energy efficient and boosting economic development for communities.
Modern-day construction is almost unrecognisable from even ten years ago. The world is changing faster than ever and we’re looking for the next generation of talent to take us into a sustainable future.
Why is construction so great?
Because every day is different and brings new challenges and, best of all, you can point to what you’ve worked on and say, ‘I built that’.
When you come into construction – you’ll learn a whole host of transferable life skills including technical skills, negotiation, financial management and people management.
There are lots of young people working at McLaren, bringing their enthusiasm and talent to our projects, and developing their careers for the future. You’ll be supported by experienced people, ready to contribute to your success every day.
If you’re ambitious and ready to be part of something fantastic, take a serious look at a rewarding career in construction.
A great way to access a career in construction is by joining an apprenticeship programme. We only offer our apprenticeships to the best candidates, and we make sure that everyone gets the attention they need.
An apprenticeship gives you:
- a recognised national qualification from a college or university – up to degree level
- paid work with a construction company
- the support of a mentor throughout your studies
- on-the-job assessments
- an apprenticeship manager and coordinator overseeing your progress
Through an apprenticeship with McLaren, you can achieve anything from a diploma to a degree, depending on the type of apprenticeship you undertake.
The apprenticeships we offer are at least 24 months long. A degree apprenticeship takes four to five years, followed by an end-point assessment. If you’re thinking about options for GCSEs or A levels, the minimum requirement is Maths and English. A science or design technology qualification is also useful. If you’re considering attending college full time before starting an apprenticeship, we recommend the BTEC Extended Diploma in Construction and The Built Environment Level 3.