You’re the future of Mears. You might start off as an apprentice but one day you’ll grow to be our experts and leaders – the same way that many of our senior leaders already have.

We will be launching our apprenticeship recruitment campaign in late March early April 2024.

This ensures we have our apprentices in the company by August ready for the academic year to start in September.

If you would like further information on our apprenticeships at Mears or to register an expression of interest, please email

What's it like to be an apprentice?

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Apprenticeships at Mears

An apprenticeship is just the start of your career with Mears. You’ll learn ‘on the job’, gain valuable work experience and you’ll get paid. You’ll be a full-time employee of Mears with a contract of employment, benefits and annual leave.

By the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll have the right skills and knowledge to succeed, an industry recognised qualification, and be on the pathway to a successful career with Mears.

Becoming an apprentice

We’ve been named a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer and in 2019, we enrolled 607 apprentices onto our market-leading apprenticeship schemes.

What types of Apprenticeships does Mears offer?

Mears offers CITB accredited trade apprenticeships, as well as apprenticeships in office-based roles such as finance and marketing, and degree apprenticeships in leadership and management.

There are 34 different apprenticeship programmes, starting from Level 2 through to Level 7.

We offer apprenticeships in the following areas:

  • Finance and Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Marketing
  • Information Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Sustainability
  • Health and Safety
  • Customer Service
  • Construction
  • Carpentry
  • Plumbing
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Groundwork
  • Electrical
  • Leadership and Management

To find out more about the specific content of an apprenticeship, visit Institute for Apprenticeships


What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a job with training. Mears will provide you with the work experience and a mentor who will help you develop the skills and knowledge in the workplace.  The training provider will ensure that you gain the skills and knowledge to be able to gain a nationally recognised qualification.

Mears offers 4 levels of apprenticeship:
- Intermediate
- Advanced
- Higher
- Degree

Is there an age limit on apprenticeships?

No, it doesn't matter what age you are.  Anyone can become an apprentice as there is no maximum age limit.

Will I be able to start an apprenticeship if I have no tools?

Mears will provide you with a starter tool kit which will contain the basic tools that are relevant to your apprenticeship.

Where would I do my training?

It will depend upon the apprenticeship programme you are pursuing.  The majority of our apprentices attend college 1 day per week. Sometimes the training provider will offer block release.  This means that you will attend college for several consecutive days/weeks. You will learn a lot of the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in a relatively short space of time.  

Some of our office based apprenticeships are delivered on-site where a training provider will provide learning materials via virtual classrooms and through online portals.

How long will my apprenticeship last?

This will depend upon the type of apprenticeship and the level of qualification you are working towards. An apprenticeship is a minimum of one year, and can last up to five years.

How can I get an apprenticeship with Mears?

You need to apply for an apprenticeship in the same way as any other job. Mears will start its recruitment campaign in February 2022.

You can find all of our existing vacancies using the below link:
Find a Job

What happens if Mears does not cover all the work experience required for the apprenticeship?

Mears will arrange for you to gain the required work experience by arranging work placements with their suppliers, clients and new build companies.

What will I get paid?

Your pay will be based upon  your age and experience. Mears pay their apprentices above minimum wage.

Do I get holiday pay if I am on an apprenticeship?

Yes, you will get holiday pay. However, you will be expected to take your holiday outside of term time.