Apprenticeships combine practical work experience with study, allowing apprentices to earn while they learn. This makes them a great option for those who want to gain real-world experience and increase their job prospects. It also means that apprentices can gain further education, free of the debt burden that comes with an expensive college or university course.

To employ an apprentice, employers must find and work with a local college or university that offers the course in their discipline. For Powers, Riverside College, Widnes offers the Geospatial Technician Apprenticeship which delivers a comprehensive programme of geospatial knowledge, skills and behaviour that sits alongside their in-house training programme.

Apprenticeships are Government funded subject to a 5% contribution from the employer (if they do not pay the Apprenticeship Levy). This means that an apprentice and the employer get all the benefits of education without the high course fees that can be attached to other courses.

Here at Powers, we are passionate about supporting apprenticeships and ensuring the sustainability of skills in the surveying profession.

Are you or someone you know thinking about pursuing a geospatial apprenticeship?

Contact us on 01928 734473 or email

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