Our apprentices are 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’re excited to launch our apprenticeship vacancies. This is one of our favourite times of the year, where we start apprentices on a life-enhancing path and proudly watch the next generation turn into part of the Mears family.

An apprenticeship with us allows you to acquire valuable skills and experience within our sector. On the job training also helps develop the practical skills and knowledge needed to excel your career.

Why begin an apprenticeship with us?

We provide the best guidance and support

The individual will be provided with encouragement and support from all management and colleagues throughout the business. There will be access to comprehensive training which will lead to an accredited qualification. We guide our apprentices every step of the way, making them feel at home!

Learn from experts

We are proud of our dedicated and experienced teams here at Mears and their willingness to support our apprentices to grow and develop. By working alongside our experts, our apprentices will be able to gain valuable knowledge whilst obtaining first-hand insights into how the sector operates.

Become a valuable asset

The experience of being an apprentice is one that gets passed down through the business, and we have gained enormous strength and work winning thanks to them. An apprenticeship with us will offer the opportunity to develop and become an essential part of the team.

Earn and learn

Last but not least is the benefit of earning whilst learning! Receiving a salary whilst gaining vital practical skills and an accredited qualification is an obvious choice for college and school leavers.

We’re excited to launch our apprenticeship vacancies for 2024 which go live on Monday 5th February.

This is where we start apprentices on a life-enhancing path and proudly watch the next generation turn into part of the Mears family.

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.

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.