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    Breyer Group is recognised as a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer

    Breyer Group has been recognised in the prestigious Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer list, sponsored by City & Guilds. This achievement aknowledges our excellence as a business that employ Apprentices.

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    Breyer Group named Apprenticeship Employer of the Year 2015 during National Apprenticeship Awards

    Roy Ramrutton and Tim Breyer collecting the award after being announced by National Apprenticeship Service as the London Winner of Apprenticeship Employer of the Year 2015.


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    Aaron Barrett scoops Award during Regional Final of National Apprenticeship Awards 2015

    Breyer Group's Apprentice Site Manager, Aaron receiving his award after being shortlisted and 'Highly Commended' by NAS as Apprentice of the Year 2015. 

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    Breyer Group Apprentice of the Year Awards 2014/15

    Apprentice Winners from the Class of 2014/15. In order from left to right: Kayleigh Walby, Plumber (Havering), Reggie Saunders, Site Supervisor (Tower Hamlets), Lillian Ferriter, Business and Team Leading (Islington), Amina Hashi, Customer Care (Tower Hamlets), Joy Heath, Customer Care (Lambeth) & Aaron Barrett, Plumber (Lewisham).

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    Breyer Group’s Aaron Barrett is shortlisted as a Finalist in the Apprentice of the Year category of the 2016 Construction News Specialists Awards.


Our nationally recognised 360˚ apprenticeship programme is designed to meet the needs of the business, the industry and the individual. We facilitate a series of stimulating training programmes using 1-2-1 mentoring, on-the-job training and our employee assistance programme.

Our all-round approach to our apprenticeship training is covered by the following three programmes

  1. The Pre-apprenticeship Programme
    This programme teaches candidates basic functional skills before proceeding to pre-employment training. This programme is particularly effective for those Not in Education, Employment or Training.
  2. The Apprenticeship Framework
    This framework involves Intermediate, Advanced and Higher apprenticeships which will be delivered through our partner training providers which includes CSkills, Towerskills, South Bank University & Havering College.
  3. The Post-apprenticeship Programme
    This programme provides routes into higher education, (for example, Towerskills), or into long-term sustainable employment. This can be achieved through direct or indirect employment or through the provision of professional support for tradespeople setting up their own business.

Our Employee Assistance Programme offers apprentices support with personal issues which enable young people to succeed in their courses and career development.

Our apprentices are also involved in community investment programmes including ‘Back to Work’ and ASBD (Anti-Social Behaviour Diversionary) activities, mentoring and the regeneration of unused public amenities. 

Pre-apprenticeship Programme

This syllabus progresses trainees to NVQ Level 2 in Maths, English, Information Communication Technology and Employability Skills prior to formal accredited training. This significantly reduces failure rates later on in the programme. We enlist the services of local training providers (such as “TowerSkills”) who provide the necessary tailored training. If the trainee has little or no academic qualification, they are enrolled onto the Breyer Group Pre-apprenticeship Scheme. Funded via various government initiatives, Breyer Group is able to provide training in Key skills in literacy and numeracy, starting from Entry Level 1, up to Level 2.

Apprenticeship Framework

This course supports candidates working towards a formal qualification within a two-to-three year period. Successful trainees will achieve an NVQ Level 2-3 qualification and two-to-three years of paid on-site work experience. They also receive mentoring from trade professionals who help develop the skills of the apprentice, significantly enhancing the confidence of the candidate and their chance of employment. We provide apprenticeship opportunities in a wide range of roles, for example, at Tower Hamlets Homes we currently provide apprenticeships in:

  • Business administration
  • Site management
  • Resident liaison
  • Quantity surveying
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Carpentry
  • Slating and tiling
  • IT Technician

Post-Apprenticeship Programme

The Breyer Group post-apprenticeship programme increases the possibility of the candidate entering long-term sustainable employment either with the Breyer Group or our supply chain. Upon completion of training, the apprentice then becomes a “Trainee”.

We also offer professional support for those wishing to become self-employed, covering all financial and start-up topics that candidates will need to succeed as a self-employed tradesperson.

Candidates can also enter Higher Education to study a full-time degree.


To apply for the Breyer Group Apprenticeship Programme, please send your CV and cover letter to

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