Construction Apprenticeships - 2017 start

Balfour Beatty
UK Wide
27 Sep 2016
27 Sep 2017
Start Date

We appreciate that lots of people wish to enter employment whilst still gaining further qualifications.

Whether you have decided to leave school after your GCSE’s or A Levels there is an apprenticeship programme that could suit you. An Apprenticeship is a job with a specific vocational training programme which allows individuals to earn while they learn and gain nationally recognised qualification.

Having completed your A ’Levels or a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship, our Higher Technical Apprenticeships might be the right option for you. Our Higher Apprentice schemes are designed to offer you a structured work based training programme, whilst continuing your studies to obtain higher qualification such as a Level 4 Diploma, an HNC.  You may be given the opportunity to continue your studies to obtain Foundation Degree or even an Honours Degree.

During the scheme you will attend college or University on a day or block release basis. You will work in one of our offices, or on site, under the guidance of a more senior colleague where you will demonstrate the skills learned at college and improve them in real work situations.

Successful candidates at the end of the scheme can expect to work as a: 

  • Civil Engineer
  • Construction Manager
  • Designer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Facilities Manager
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Power Engineer
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Railway Engineer

Qualifications gained

  • NVQ Level 4 to 6 (depending on scheme)
  • HNC/HND/Level 6 Diploma
  • Depending on scheme a Foundation Degree or even an Honors Degree

You will also be on the first step of the ladder towards gaining a professional qualification. We have also supported many of our apprentices to continue their studies to degree level – meaning that you could not only gain valuable work experience whilst earning a salary, but also obtain a degree in your chosen area.


You will receive a competitive salary dependent upon your role, plus an array of benefits. Benefits vary across our businesses but generally include a pension scheme, participation in our flexible 

benefits programme (so you can choose the package that is right for you), the ability to join the Share Incentive Plan (SIP) and up to 25 days holiday per year. You may receive a travel allowance or company car and some areas of the business also help towards professional institution fees. Your salary will rise with qualifications achieved and experience gained.

In addition, we will pay your college or university fees.

Scheme duration

The apprenticeship will last for around three to six years but will finish when you reach the required standard and gain the relevant qualification.

Scheme location


Entry qualifications required

Varies according to scheme but will generally require at least two A ‘Levels at grade A* to C, with five GCSEs (or equivalent) in English, Maths and a Science.  Alternatively you may have already completed a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship.You will usually need to sit and pass aptitude tests for the trade apprenticeship depending on the trade.  

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