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Apprenticeships

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Welcome to the Saint-Gobain Apprenticeships Hub! Here you can find every apprenticeship we offer at Saint-Gobain to help take your career to the next level. As well as frequently asked questions and testimonials from our own apprentices, you should see everything you need to know to help you take the next step. 

So why do an apprenticeship at Saint-Gobain?

Here at Saint-Gobain, we have a dedicated apprenticeships team who will help guide you through the process from start to finish. They can help you decide which programme is for you, advise on the correct level of education, and help manage any issues that may arise throughout your apprenticeship experience.

Our apprenticeship offer

To find out more on each apprenticeship we offer at Saint-Gobain, scroll down to the bottom of this page and download the relevant PDF documents. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an apprenticeship?

The purpose of an Apprenticeship is to help people to gain new knowledge, skills and behaviours, so that they can improve their competency in an occupational role. They can be used to help new staff to develop into their roles and offer existing staff career development qualifications.


Who can do an apprenticeship?

Anyone in England aged 16 years old and above, whether employed, unemployed or leaving school. There is no upper age limit. There are no formal qualifications needed to do an apprenticeship. We also have a number Scottish and Welsh apprenticeships available, there may be course-specific entry criteria to be eligible, but we can help you with this.


What qualification will I gain?

During your apprenticeship programme you will be working towards a nationally recognised apprenticeship standard or framework (devolved nations). This is accredited by relevant industry regulatory bodies and will help further you in your chosen career. Depending on the type of programme you enrol onto you may also have the chance to work towards other recognised qualifications and functional skills in maths and English.


Can I do an apprenticeship if I work part-time?

Yes – part-time apprenticeships are very common if the employer, apprentice, and training provider are all in agreement – they will usually just last for longer than a similar full-time apprenticeship, to ensure that the apprentice has enough time spent to gain both the job skills and off-the-job training needed to successfully complete the programme.

What types of apprenticeship are available?

There are three main levels of Apprenticeship:

Level 2: Intermediate Level Apprenticeship (equivalent to five GCSEs)
Level 3: Advanced Level Apprenticeship (equivalent to two A-Levels)
Level 4, 5 and 6: Higher Apprenticeship (Foundation degree level)


What is ‘Off the job’?

From 1 August 2022 the off-the-job training policy will change. Currently an apprentice must train for a minimum of 20% of their own working hours; this means that an apprentice who works longer hours is potentially impacted by this link (i.e. higher working hours means a higher threshold for eligibility). From 1 August, the minimum volume of hours will no longer be linked to working hours; instead, we will have a consistent figure, irrespective of the hours worked by the apprentice. This will be 6 hours per week (this figure was chosen as it represents 20% of 30 hours, which all part-time apprentices are currently doing). The 6 hours per week is for calculation purposes only; once calculated the programme can still be delivered flexibly. 

The phrase ‘off-the-job’ and ‘normal day-to-day working environment’ can seem confusing, many presume this means it must be completed away from the workplace. Neither of these are true. Off-the-job training hours can by logged whilst the apprentice is in the workplace and must be logged within their normal working hours. Much of the learning that takes place will be part of for their development so meeting the requirement is not always as hard as it sounds.