Are you interested in an apprenticeship with Cormac?

By completing an apprenticeship, you could earn while you learn. You will gain the technical knowledge, practical experience and wider skills you need for your immediate job and future career.

You will learn through a mix of training and practicing new skills in the workplace. Hands-on training gives you a chance to put your skills into practice and helps you gain more confidence.

As an apprentice you’ll be able to work alongside experienced staff, get job-specific skills, earn a wage and study towards a qualification.

As part of your apprenticeship, you will be completing an NVQ or a degree. You can continue your education up to Masters level in some cases, while you get paid, and have the chance to start your career in a growing Cornish company.

Why Cormac?

We have a number of apprenticeships from Highways Maintenance and Horticulture to Vehicle Maintenance and Business Administration.

When you join an apprenticeship with Cormac, you are buddied up with a colleague who will help you settle into your team. You will also be given a mentor – someone who will be knowledgeable, experienced and there to guide you.

All our opportunities are based on full-time, permanent jobs so as long as you study/work like any other employee you’ll have a permanent job at the end.

You’ll spend at least 20% of the time learning (including time at college). This usually means one day a week for a full-time apprentice.

To see all our roles and apply, visit our Careers website.


Apprenticeships are available for the right candidates. We advertise all our vacancies, but we are always interested in hearing from you if you are looking at an apprenticship in the future.

To find out more contact us on 01872 323 313 or email


What qualifications do you gain?

National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) (practical)

To gain your NVQ an assessor will regularly visit your workplace and you will be assessed on practical work-based tasks.  These assessments are led by you and in some instances can take place in college.

Technical Certificate/Diploma (theory)

Depending on your apprenticeship you will attend a local college or other training provider.  This will be on a day release or block release basis.

Functional skills/Key skills

Your apprenticeship will also develop your functional and key skills, including maths, English and, in some frameworks, ICT.  You will be encouraged to develop your skills further in the workplace.


Personal development

In addition to your employment specific training you will also attend sessions which will help you to develop as an individual and increase your value to an employer.

Examples of the topics you will cover in these sessions include:

  • Employment rights and responsibilities
  • Equality and diversity
  • Health and safety
  • Business enterprise
  • Personal finance

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