Apprentice Level 4 - Construction Project Lead (LUM540/1302)

About the Role

This is a fixed term contract for the duration of the apprenticeship (3 years)

Level 4 Apprenticeship pay rates (age related)

Age                     Annual Salary

Under 18             £13,118

18-20                   £17,363

21+                      £22,359

This is an exciting time to join us an apprentice in the Capital Projects Team.  Our area is part of the wider Estates team which also includes Health, Safety and Environment team, the Campus Facilities team, Property and Maintenance team. Between us all we service the estates across the whole of the Luminate Education Group.  As well as undergoing significant changes to our existing campuses, we are embarking in a growth programme to create a number of new campuses over the next five years which will help us to meet the needs of our students and sustainability.

This is an excellent opportunity to join us during a period of exciting changes, that will make a real difference in the lives of the students that study at our campuses.

You will undertake the Level 4 Construction Site Supervisor apprenticeship.  This is a 3 year course and will involve attending Leeds College of Building one day a week.

What You Will Do

  • Provide advice and guidance to college staff on the Group approach towards capital projects.
  • Communicate and consult with user departments to ensure the appropriate levels of engagement.
  • Monitor and report to the Design Managers on the design development process to ensure appropriate levels of space utilisation in accordance with the Group’s specific requirements.
  • Support all stakeholders throughout the project and ensure their requirements achieved in line with agreed objectives

About You

  • Typically an apprentice will be expected to have achieved at least 5 GCSEs at Grades 4-9 including Maths, English and Science or their equivalent. In addition a BTEC Extended Diploma, Diploma, Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship or one/two A level (s), in a relevant subject such as maths or science. 

    Alternative qualifications and relevant experience may also be considered.

  • The ability to communicate effectively both verbal and written with different people across the Group and externally
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Adaptable to cope with change and uncertainity


There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

Leeds City College is one of the largest further education institutions in the country and is one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships regionally. 

We provide a vibrant and diverse learning environment, delivering excellent and innovative education which is supportive, inspiring and life changing. Leeds City College’s values put students first and are at the heart of everything the college does.

We are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our staff. You’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow. We offer a wide range of job vacancies, and our large size means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.

Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.


Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in recruitment is key to our Group’s values. We are dedicated to fostering a workplace that embraces equality, diversity and inclusion in all its forms, where every candidate is treated with fairness, respect, and equity. Our recruitment processes are designed to ensure equal opportunities, remove bias, and promote a diverse talent pool. We continually assess and improve our practices to ensure that every individual, regardless of background, has an equal chance to succeed. By championing EDI, we aim to create a workforce that reflects the richness of our communities and drives innovation through diverse perspectives. To find out more about what our commitment to EDI means to us please Click here to learn more about our EDI objectives.

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.