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Metro Offices, Gosforth Industrial Estate, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 1XW
£9,004.32 annually
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?
  • Carrying out structural and superficial inspections of Metro structures in accordance with current standards and best practice.
  • Identifying structural repairs and other maintenance works to assist in preparation of the structural maintenance strategy.
  • Managing external maintenance and repair contractors to ensure contractual commitments and legislative requirements are met where the works fall outside the remit of the Renewals Directorate.
  • To carry out MICTA and Switching duties if trained in the correct procedures.
  • Monitoring implementation of the inspection and maintenance programme and structural maintenance strategy.
  • Updating asset and maintenance records.
  • Updating drawings and specifications and providing new specifications for repairs and maintenance.
  • Investigating, recording and monitoring any faults or incidents to prevent further occurrence and improve service delivery.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

During this apprenticeship you will study a Civil Engineer Apprentice Framework (Degree Level 6) at Northumbria University in Newcastle one day a week. Your apprenticeship will last 66 months (plus a 6-month end point assessment). You will be primarily based in Gosforth, but you will have to travel around Tyne and Wear.

University will be block release or day release - this will be agreed with the employer and the University, to suit the needs of both the apprentice and organisation.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Civil Engineer

Engineering Manager

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent 3 other subjects (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
A Level or equivalent An analytical science subject (Grade B) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade B) Essential
Other 120 UCAS points (Grade 120 UCAS points) Essential

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