Everything you need to know about becoming a construction apprentice

Safeguarding and Wellbeing

CITB-ConstructionSkills recognises that your welfare is always of paramount consideration and all apprentices have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse.

We safeguard apprentices by:

  • valuing them, listening to them, and respecting them
  • adopting Safeguarding Guidelines through procedures and a Code of Conduct for staff
  • recruiting staff safely by providing Best Practice Guidance to make sure that Safeguarding is included in the recruitment and selection process
  • sharing information about concerns with agencies that need it, and involving learners and their parents/carers appropriately

CITB ConstructionSkills makes every effort to ensure all apprentices are:

  • provided with a safe learning environment, both in the workplace and at colleges/training providers
  • involved in the continuous review and improvement of the services we provide

Every apprentice is given support and guidance from a designated apprenticeship officer with designated child protection responsibilities.

Guidance and Counselling

Apprenticeship officers are always available to discuss any personal problems which may affect your training. You can also contact counselling staff at your college (or training provider) to help resolve any personal issues and difficulties.