Say Hello to The Next Generation!

At Mitchell and Urwin we’ve established a great reputation both in the local area and throughout the UK, so maintaining that level of excellence really matters to us. That’s why every year the process of selecting a new team of apprentices is one of our most important tasks. Now, after months of interviews, we’re delighted to say we’ve taken on 14 very impressive candidates who are now working on site with their bricklaying mentors.

We’ve now taken on a total of 99 apprentices so far, which is particularly impressive considering our size. We’ve always been dedicated to investing in the future – so much so that Mitchell and Urwin won the 2017 CITB Apprentice SME Employer Award for the whole of the UK.

The apprentice induction day was held on 23rd August and began with a welcome and company presentation by Richard Urwin. There was also a health and safety induction and presentation, as well as a talk from existing apprentices sharing their experiences with us so far. A pizza lunch was enjoyed by all, before the graduation ceremony took place in the afternoon. During the ceremony, we officially welcomed McAully Hutchins, Sam Young, Aaron Cartwright and Cameron Treanor who successfully graduated as fully fledged bricklayers.


Our 14 new apprentices began work on site on Tuesday 27th August, following a comprehensive induction. They started bright and early, fully kitted out with branded work wear, hard hats and tools ready to start developing their skills.


The M&U Apprentice Academy offers up to a four-year apprentice framework to help you gain on-site bricklaying experience and NVQ evidence while you get your college diploma on a day or block release programme. You can join straight from school, midway through your college tuition or once you’ve completed your course. We can tailor your apprenticeship needs to our framework.

Throughout the apprenticeship you are paired with an apprenticeship partner – your first two-and-one gang – and a mentor who will work side by side with you as you master your trade, giving unparalleled levels of continuity and support.

Our Apprentice Academy has been designed by us with the help of the CITB and local colleges to ensure it is of the highest possible standard. Our apprentice mentors have also undergone Mentor Training by the National Construction College: Inspiring and Motivating your Apprentice. This CITB training course and in-house coaching ensures they have the skills to teach and encourage you as you learn the bricklaying trade.

At the end of your apprenticeship, you will have achieved an NVQ Level 3 qualification in bricklaying and have significant workplace skills and experience. We offer a far longer than the industry-standard period of site experience to build your confidence and skills. Once you’re fully qualified, we strive to offer you a permanent role with Mitchell and Urwin or our clients.

If you show potential and have dreams of becoming a site or construction manager, we will help you get there.

To find out more, watch videos featuring our current apprentices or to apply for 2020, click here.