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Apprenticeships in Practice


At Richard Irvin, we believe that investing in the younger generation is essential, not only for business growth, but also to help satisfy any skills shortages for the future.

Our Apprenticeship Scheme for 2018 is now accepting applications for Plumbing and Heating Apprenticeships in the Central Belt. Please go to our current vacancies page for further information.

To find out more about our Apprenticeship Schemes, please click on the Download button below.


Our Apprenticeship Scheme

By recruiting our own Apprentices at Richard Irvin, we are able to help them grow into a knowledgeable, skilled and committed workforce who will enable the business to perform better and remain competitive within our markets. Our Scheme gives Apprentices valuable work experience, allowing them to develop their skills, knowledge and experience and an understanding of our business.
The training programme usually takes three to four years with a block release period at College; as well as working alongside one of our qualified tradesmen on site.


  • Heating and ventilation

  • Mechanical

  • Electrical

  • Plumbing

  • Sheet metal working

If you’re lucky enough to secure an Apprenticeship, you need to make the most of the opportunities it offers.
Roy Ness - Former Richard Irvin Apprentice

The 5% Club

We are proud to be a part of The 5% Club which is a movement of employers providing ‘earn and learn’ opportunities to develop the skills and talent people need to become more employable and create meaningful careers.

Apprentice Stories

Roy Ness

Project Engineer

Roy started his working life as a Richard Irvin apprentice

Roy's story

Fraser Imrie

Current Apprentice

Apprentice Fraser is double winner at BESA Awards

Fraser's story

Are you next?

Find out more about our scheme

Apply for our Apprentice Scheme or request further information

Contact us

Careers at Richard Irvin