Want an Apprentice but can't eat a whole one... why not share?

CoTrain helps Contractors to meet training targets on short-term developments and schemes. Contractors can ‘host’ an apprenticeship placement for an agreed period of time (minimum of 26 weeks) providing the help you need only when you need it. Click here to find out more about our Shared Apprenticeship Scheme.

Click here to read about our apprentices and the Contractors hosting their apprenticeship training….

Our Partners

CoTrain is not-for-profit and works in partnership with CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) and DfE registered Flexi Job Apprenticeship Agency to provide the industry with Apprentices in the South East, in ground works, bricklaying, carpentry/joinery, interior fit-out, painting and decorating, site management and other.

CoTrain is delivered through a partnership of local authorities, housing associations, leading contractors and suppliers. CoTrain is a member of BESAS. Learn more about us here.

How does the scheme help you?

CoTrain takes on some of the ‘risk’ element involved with employing someone short-term and manages all payroll and insurance for Apprentices.

  • 100% Flexibility with the following tiers of service:
  • Recruitment only
  • Induction Service
  • Apprentice Support
  • Full Apprenticeship
  • Utilise our network and experience to facilitate and manage the full apprenticeship.
  • No lengthy commitment
  • Free-of-charge candidate sourcing

Recent News

Launch of the Built Environment Shared Apprenticeship Service (BESAS)
18 February 2024
CoTrain together with its partners set up the Built Environment Shared Apprenticeship Service known as BESAS
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Join the #CreateApprenticeships Challenge to Turn Words into Action
05 February 2024
CoTrain launches a Challenge to shape the future of construction
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CoTrain supports National Apprenticeship Week 2024
02 January 2024
SECBE's CoTrain is proud to support National Apprenticeship Week 2024 to talk about our apprentices, their experience and their future, and celebrate the many benefits that apprenticeships bring to employers, individuals and the wider economy.
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Our Blog

Dillon Level 4 Site Supervisor Apprentice
08 September 2023
Dillon Hemington shared his exciting experience with Galliford Try and talked about his achievements and dreams.
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Danusha Level 4 Site Supervisor Apprentice
12 March 2023
For Danusha, her apprenticeship became the best pathway back to construction
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Sam Level 4 Site Supervisor Apprentice with ISG
03 March 2023
For Sam, his apprenticeship provides this valuable feeling of involvement in real-life projects from day one
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Future Events

G4C Launch in Sussex
27 March 2024
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