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Who are we?

Founded in 1921, Lawsons is the UK’s largest independent fencing, timber and builders’ merchants and now boasts 31 branches across London and the South East of England, 740 employees and £150 million turnover. We are proud to offer a selection of apprenticeship programmes for people with a desire to develop a successful career in a dynamic organisation. 

We are a fast-growing business and are always on the lookout for ambitious apprentices to join or team. As an apprentice you will be joining an exciting business and receive industry-leading training in a dynamic work environment. We offer numerous potential career paths, and you will be part of a company that supports its people and values you as a member of the team.

Programme Overview 

Our apprenticeship scheme includes a fully structured in-work learning programme with continuous assessment, and will result in a certified qualification on completion. We will offer you great career development opportunities, a professional working environment with a family friendly feel as well as a Pension Scheme and a Profit Share Scheme. 

Apprenticeships currently available include: 

Level 2 LGV Driving 

The LGV Apprenticeship programme is designed to help drivers get their lorry licence and gain skills to become valued members of an employer’s workforce and assist employers who wish to upgrade existing employees’ skills and or who want to recruit new staff to fill their vacancies.

Level 2 Trade Supplier Building Blocks 

Trade Suppliers play a vital role in ensuring an efficient flow of goods and services between manufacturers and their skilled trade customer base. They operate in a variety of sectors including electrical, plumbing, joinery and general building supplies. Trade Suppliers will typically operate a small warehouse and trade counter, which is visited regularly by professional trade customers who have technical knowledge about what they are buying.

Level 2 Wood Machinist 

A Wood Machinist produces components for industry using a wide range of wood working machinery. This includes setting up, operating and maintaining wood working machines such as saws, planers, moulders, routers and CNC/NC machines. Wood Machinists will take raw materials and produce components to a given specification to be used in the manufacture of products. They will often be working individually so being able to motivate themselves and work on their own initiative is essential. Having a keen eye for detail, apprentices will work in environments from small workshops to large scale factories. Following this route will allow an apprentice to develop a wide range of skills across different types of wood working machines.

Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor

A team leader/supervisor is a first line management role, with operational/project responsibilities or responsibility for managing a team, to deliver a clearly defined outcome. 

They provide direction, instructions and guidance to ensure the achievement of set goals. Working in the private, public or third sector and in all sizes of organisation, specific responsibilities will vary, but the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed will be the same whatever the role. 

Key responsibilities are likely to include supporting, managing and developing team members, managing projects, planning and monitoring workloads and resources, delivering operational plans, resolving problems, and building relationships internally and externally.

If you are interested in an apprenticeship please email training@lawsons.co.uk as we would love to hear from you!