Apprentice Zone

We hope you will enjoy your apprenticeship with CoTrain. While we will do our best to ensure you are given appropriate tasks on site to compliment your chosen study course, it may be necessary from time to time to move you to an alternative site for you to gain the required practical experience and there will be times you have to do general labouring tasks. The skills matrix will contain more details about what you will be doing on a day-to-day basis.

Your responsibilities

Complete your apprenticeship in a positive way

Be on time

Be polite and courteous – you may not like everyone but you will be expected to respect your colleagues and work as a team

Behave in a mature and responsible manner at all times

Observe Health and Safety rules at all times

Never misuse or tamper with equipment

Challenge anything that you feel worried or uncomfortable about

Keep CoTrain rules of confidentiality – this is set out in your Apprenticeship Agreement

Take the right action if you need a day off – avoid making routine appointments during work time and do not make excuses.We’ve heard them all before!

Handle any problems at work in a calm, mature and positive way.

Take responsibility for your own learning – ask questions and offer assistance with various tasks without waiting to be asked.


Your rights

A safe place to work and adequate welfare facilities

Safe tools and equipment

Suitable training and supervision

Information about how to control any risks associated with the tasks you are to undertake

Employer Liability Insurance in the event of an accident that is CoTrain’s responsibility

Assistance to deal with problems with colleagues or in the workplace


Your future

This is your chance to show us what you are capable of. You don’t need to be the most skilled trade’s person on site to go far. The bottom line is, if you carry out your duties in the following way:

Reliable i.e. get to work no matter what and you aren’t late

Are willing to learn

Listen to instructions and ask if you are not sure

Have a good, positive attitude

Are motivated 

This programme is part funded by



Founding partners of CoTrain

Hampshire CC

 Surrey CC



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Southern Construction Framework










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