We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.


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.

Boat on the canal Boat on the canal
"My interviewer said it is an opportunity to grab with both hands and he was absolutely right. It is a fantastic chance to broaden your skills, make some friends for life and work with a charity brimming with options." Hayley Garrod, apprentice

If you are 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, whilst working as part of an enthusiastic and experienced team. 

We are currently finalising our apprenticeship positions for the future. Any apprenticeships will be advertised here. In the meantime, we recommend considering getting involved with the our work through our volunteering or youth project opportunities, where you will be able to learn a more about what we do and gain valuable work experience.

We’d also suggest that you set up a job alert through this link so you are the first to find out about apprenticeship opportunities as soon as they are advertised.

"For anyone considering an apprenticeship I would tell them that it is hard work and not always easily earned but it is rewarding at the end. Apprenticeships are valuable things and I believe should always be considered as an option.” James Archer, apprentice

Last date edited: 3 March 2017