NMBS are committed to placing apprentices into our industry, and are here to support independent merchants through the process.


We are working with the BMF and LEAP to support both large and small members who wish to take advantage of the many benefits of an apprentice.

Benefits of Employing an Apprentice

  • 95% of fees are completely covered by Government funding

  • Productive and effective way to grow and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce

  • Adapt training according to needs of your business¬†

  • Expand and upskill your workforce

Available Courses with LEAP

Leap is an award winning apprenticeship provider specialising in the construction industry and specifically builders merchants. Each programme is designed around the specialist needs of the sector to help all learners reach their full potential.

Start Your Journey Today

Express Interest

Express your interest in appointing an apprentice or recruiting an apprentice – contact Kerry at the BMF.

Determine Business Requirements

Discuss which programmes fit the business need, how many apprentices, new colleague or upskilling.

Publish Vacancy

BMF supports with recruitment, NAS website, template vacancies and checks eligibility.

Complete Application

Complete application form, apprentice enrols and starts programme within 4 weeks of start date in company.


If you are interested please contact marianna.peet@bmf.org.uk or 07551 137839