Apprenticeships

We're committed to helping young people realise their potential and to supporting youth and community initiatives. Our apprenticeship programmes are part of the training, skills and job opportunities we're proud to provide for young people.

Boat on the canal Boat on the canal

I'm extremely enthusiastic about my job and want to grasp every opportunity given to me. I've been on so many wonderful placements during my time with the Trust. I'm always willing to travel anywhere to broaden my experience.

Paula, heritage stone masonry apprentice

We recognise that traditional canal skills are necessary to continue the vitally important work that we undertake on our canal network. Our apprenticeship programmes help us to preserve these skills and to offer local training and employment opportunities to the next generation.

With National Apprenticeship Week taking place in February, we would normally be gearing up for our annual apprenticeship recruitment drive. This year, we’re still on the lookout for ambitious, hardworking individuals to join us later in 2021 when hopefully, some restrictions will have been eased. 

If you're looking for a practical, hands-on career path and have an interest in working on the waterways then we would be keen to hear from you. Our apprenticeship programmes will equip you with a wide range of specialist skills, while working as part of an enthusiastic and experienced team. 

The apprenticeship has contributed to my development by fully engaging me in the world of engineering and introducing me to the Trust's values. I have learned key skills and have the correct tools to progress my career.

Jonathan, engineering higher apprentice

Last date edited: 27 January 2021