Early careers

2024 Apprenticeship scheme now open!

Our Early Careers apprenticeship programmes offer a range of exciting opportunities for school and college leavers, undergraduates, and trading professionals. Covering both on-site and office-based positions, you will gain hands-on industry experience and the knowledge required to achieve a nationally recognised qualification, all whilst earning a competitive salary.

Fully supported by an expert network of colleagues, including a dedicated mentor, you will work to build the foundations for a career within United Living, and the construction industry.

Explore our current roles and search ‘Apprentice’ to find the latest opportunities.

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Develop your skills for the future

Fresh perspectives to revolutionise the construction industry

Our success is built upon our dedicated, talented and passionate people. We thrive on diversity, ambition, and constant evolution, and actively seek individuals who are ready to challenge the status quo, bringing new innovations and embracing change. Our apprenticeships will immerse you in an exciting journey, where you can learn from experts and mentors and develop your skills for the future.

We are committed to nurturing your creativity, encouraging the freedom to express yourself and fostering a supportive culture that values both personal and professional development.

Join us and be a part of exciting change and innovation within the construction sector.


Wide range of roles

Join us as a…

  • Apprentice Electrician
  • Apprentice Gas Engineer
  • Apprentice IT Support
  • Apprentice Pipe Welder
  • Apprentice Site Supervisor
  • Apprentice Design Manager
  • Apprentice Engineer
  • Apprentice Estimator
  • Apprentice Quantity Surveyor
  • Apprentice Site Manager
United Living have been really supportive of my apprenticeship, and they’ve provided me with a mentor and a Learning & Development Manager who’s helped me along the way. As a Quantity Surveyor, I love being able to spend time on site whilst also spending time in the office. On site I get to see the first-hand challenges that our operational teams face but also get huge job satisfaction from seeing the improvements we’ve made to the places that people live.

Brandon Sullivan

Quantity Surveyor, UL

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I’ve learnt a lot in my apprenticeship so far. The team on site have been really helpful and supportive. There’s a great culture on site, we have a good team. Even though it gets busy, we work together to manage goals and the time frames we work to. I’ve gained more confidence, not only in my role but in my personal experience too and I hope I can one day apply this in being a manager on site.

Jacob Hemsworth

Apprentice Site Manager, UL New Homes

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I found this incredible opportunity enlightening and educational to say the least! Observing the cohesive teamwork working towards the project completion has inspired me to pursue further knowledge in this field.


University of Sheffield

Their stories

Hear from our apprentices

No two apprenticeship journeys are the same and that’s why, we’re proud to provide diverse and enriching opportunities for our apprentices. Hear more from some of our talented apprentices below, as they talk about their own journey and the valuable skills they’ve acquired at United Living.

Jacob Hemsworth – Apprentice Site Manager
Brandon Sullivan – Apprentice Quantity Surveyor
Rhiannon Westacott – Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Our locations

Where you'll work

Our key locations are shown on this map, however, we have sites and offices across the UK,

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Hydrogen training centre

United Living partnership with Riverside College and National Gas

Our Infrastructure Services team has worked closely with the college to develop a training centre and apprenticeship scheme to deliver a fresh pipeline of skilled welders to support the present and future needs of the energy network.

Accredited by TWI & IGEM, the scheme offers blended learning, with physical and digital on-site training. It also supports up-skilling and explores retraining opportunities to allow skilled adults to move between various green energy sectors, which will be vital for achieving the UK’s target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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Get in touch

If you are interested in finding out more about United Living apprenticeships please get in touch.

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