Apprenticeships at CF Roberts

CF Roberts is one of the UK’s leading providers of mechanical and electrical design, installation and maintenance services. A family business since 1935 we are now established as a major force in the construction industry. We deal with small scale local works to multi million pound developments for major corporations and leading brands. We have been offering apprenticeships for over 30 years! Every year we take on 12 Electrical and 5 Heating and Ventilation apprentices. Working in partnership with our training providers, we mentor our apprentices over a 4 year period to become qualified engineers. Upon completion; you will have obtained a Level 3 NVQ Diploma and under the supervision of a seasoned mentor, have had extensive hands on experience of working on various sites. However, this doesn’t have to be the end of your time with CF Roberts… Many of our apprentices stay on with the company, some of which have been with us now in excess of 15 years!


Abid is in his first year as an Apprentice having started in September 2018.

Abid enrolled as a more mature Apprentice, looking for an interesting and stimulating career and wanting to ‘earn as he learns’.

He has made a flying start having excelled in his Health and Safety exams at Stroud College and in the in-house H&S training provided by CF Roberts.

Initial feedback from site and from college is that Abid could be the ‘one to watch’ – maybe too much pressure for a first year!


Now a second year Apprentice, Max started as a 17-year-old and due to H&S constraints spent the first few months working on local projects.

This all changed in March 2018 when he turned 18, got the vote, was able to buy a pint and get a tattoo, but more importantly is now able to work on larger sites and can be found further afield.

Max is reliable and considerate in his work, and feedback from college is encouraging. This could of course be a result of his long hours training to be a black belt in Karate!


Liam is in his final year as an Apprentice, he has passed his Technical Certificate and is about to start the second part of the NVQ.

He has recently worked at the national headquarters of Travelodge in Thame and will be using this experience to complete his 2nd logbook.

Liam is from Cheltenham and the proximity of his house to our own H&S Manager’s could be a factor in the excellent results achieved in his latest H&S and Quality Audit!

Liam will shortly be taking the last part of his Apprenticeship, his AM2, early next year, so we are looking forward to having another ‘Grow Your Own’ Electrician on the books at CF Roberts.


Scott has recently completed his apprenticeship, and now qualified he is working ‘Solo’. He is running small projects where he can refine his knowledge and have input into the Site Management of the project.

Scott has been working hard to increase his knowledge of client expectations and the interface with other trades while keeping focus on the H&S of everyone on site.

He is now striving to be classed as an Approved Electrician and is studying for his 18th Edition update.

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