Begin your career at Cubby Construction Ltd Established in 1968 Employing over 120 people Offering a variety of pathways Apprentice or Trainee

Join Cubby as a Apprentice or Trainee.

We’re on the lookout for enthusiastic team players with excellent communication skills to join our busy team.

Our innovative Trainee and Apprenticeship Programmes are designed to attract and develop a diverse range of talented individuals who will contribute to the continued growth and success of our business. You’ll gain hands on experience on a range of live sites, with mentoring from trade professionals and support from across the whole business.

These are full time positions, with day release to your chosen learning provider, to work towards gaining your nationally recognised qualification such as National Vocational Qualification (NVQ), degree etc. Enabling you to master your trade! We provide you with technical expertise, professional skills, and ongoing support to be the best that you can be!

What are the benefits?

  • Earn a competitive salary while your training is paid for
  • Achieve a nationally recognised qualification
  • Gain transferable skills from communication to leadership
  • Further opportunity for apprentices to continue into employment after their apprenticeship
  • Increase your earning potential
  • Build a network of like-minded professionals
  • Improve your knowledge and experience of Construction, Civil Engineering, Joinery and Plant
  • Develop the skills to move your career forward

We offer a dynamic and supportive working environment with opportunities for continued professional development. Excellent benefits include: 24 days annual leave; Personal Pension Scheme; Access to Medical Health Plan; Life assurance cover; and the opportunity to work flexibly.

How does it work?

  • Application – you can find a role on the website careers page and apply at any time, do contact us if you need help to apply.
  • Taster Session – you’ll be invited for an introduction to the company, a guides tour of the premises, an explanation of our Programmes and roles currently on available.
  • Interview – if your application is successful you will be asked for an interview; this is typically a 45min discussion with the hiring manager.
  • Cubby Induction – if you’re interview was a success you’ll be inducted into the company where you’ll meet your manager, mentor, pastoral support, and peer cohort whilst learning all about the company.
  • Learning Provider Induction – this is where you’ll meet your learning provider, this could be in college, workplace, or distant learning.
  • Support – We’ll provide all the on the job training needed.
  • Development – There will be regular catch up’s with your line manager and quarterly reviews.
  • Role specific training – this may include;
    • Computer literacy: Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher, Teams and Outlook.
    • Site Specific: Working at height, Asbestos, Health and Safety Awareness for Construction.

Roles for 2024

Our programme includes a variety of roles at differing level which may start at different times throughout the year. Applications for 2024 are now closed.

Apprentice Bench Joiner

Apprentice Civil Engineer

Apprentice Business Administrator

How to apply

Simply click on one of the current roles to apply or email your CV, along with a covering letter, outlining your suitability for the role to

Who should apply

Apprenticeships and Traineeships are open to anyone who is aged 16 or over. There is no upper age limit for becoming an apprentice. If you’re just starting out or you’d like to start a new chapter in your working life, we can help you.

There is also a growing need for highly skilled people in the industry and we welcome higher education Graduates in Construction and the Build Environment, who want to make a difference.

Additional Support

Information on Careers in Construction: CITB, Go Construct, UCAS and Information on apprenticeships in England visit: Information on apprenticeships in Scotland visit:

Can you embrace our core values?

Rise to the challenge. Do the right thing. Be accountable. Together…. we can do more.

Learning Providers

Carlisle College Logo

Despite being nervous to start, the team have been super welcoming at Cubby’s and I’m really enjoying what I’m doing. It’s my first year as an Apprentice Joiner, employed in the Joinery workshop. My role consists of working with timber-based building components from doors and windows to units and even staircases. I would recommend an apprenticeship to anyone who is interested in woodwork. It has given me the opportunity to work on many projects and learn so many new skills already! It can be challenging but I’m supported throughout.

JohnApprentice Site Joiner

I love the variety in my job, from recruiting subcontractors to payments, from site visits to office days, no day is the same. The role is never ending, I can see a clear path for development and progression. I'm very much apart of the team, from day one!

AbbeyTrainee Quantity Surveyor

It’s my second year as an apprentice and I’d definitely recommend it, there’s far more to mechanical engineering then I had ever expected. I’ve been involved in such a variety of tasks, giving me a taste for what’s really involved. I’ve been exposed to tasks I initially didn’t think I could do but have been supported throughout and surprised myself. It really has improved my confidence

ScottMechanical Engineer Apprentice