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Civil Engineering Technician

Welsh Government
Quad Consult Ltd Quadconsult, Unit 3 Village Way, Tongwynlais CF15 7NE
£20,000 per year
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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Job Details

About the apprenticeship


You will primarily work within infrastructure civil engineering, design drainage systems, highways and external works. Within a normal working day varied design tasks will include AutoCAD draughting & 3D modelling alongside an experience civil engineer producing engineering drawings from varied stages of a project such as planning stage through to construction.

The work will cover sections of infrastructure, highways, earthworks, remediation, surface drainage, SuDs and sewerage. The services will be applied to residential, commercial, employment, retail, industrial and renewable energy schemes.

Additional information

Must hold full driving license

Suitable candidate will be given 25 days (prorated to suit 4 day working week) annual leave plus bank holidays per year. Entitlement increases after 5 years service


BUPA Healthcare cover for all staff with an option to include spouse and children

Use of QCL travel insurance for domestic holidays / travel

Bonus awarded every 6 months at Directors Discretion



Knowledge of engineering science, maths, geography and technology


Analytical thinking skills

Be thorough and pay attention to detail

able to use your initiative


Able to use a computer and use the main software packages such as AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Microdrainage, Flow (preferred)


5 or more GCSEs at Grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) or equivalent


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Training provider:
Cardiff and Vale College

Civil Engineering

About the employer

Quad Consult Ltd Quadconsult, Unit 3
Village Way, Tongwynlais

CF15 7NE

Disability confident

No, we are not part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

Initial Interviews can be held in our offices or via microsoft teams if preferred. If the candidate is appropriate a second interview shall be arranged in person.


Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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