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Apprentice in Civil and Structural Engineering

FCDO Services
King Charles Street, London, SW1A 2AB
£26,775.00 annually
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?

Whether you're a school-leaver, returning to work after a career break or just looking for a career change, this apprenticeship is a unique opportunity to combine technically challenging work with adventure, as you visit places you wouldn't normally go to. It'll be packed full of real-world impact and unforgettable experiences.

Over the course of the programme, you'll split your time between one day of study per week and four days' working alongside your team on live projects. Day-to-day, you could be doing anything from preparing design calculations and drawings for high commissions, to completing technical reports and reviewing construction progress on a brand-new embassy. This could be as large-scale as helping to design a new perimeter boundary wall or a smaller project advising on the reconfiguration of the internal layout of an office. Everything you do will be to ensure the safety and security of our government-level clients around the world.

What will you learn? Other than the incredible theory you'll dive into, you'll be exposed to the practical world of civil and structural engineering. Everything from how to design new structures and civil works (walls, drainage, roads), to gaining understanding of seismic engineering and the construction process. What's more, you'll boost your communications skills and learn what it takes to be part of a cohesive team taking a project from start to finish.

It's an apprenticeship packed with variety, impact and unforgettable experiences. And after five years, you'll have an appreciation and in-depth understanding for design and construction techniques on buildings all over the world. And you'll have built knowledge and skills that will be recognised and valued no matter where you go. All while enjoying the benefits of a career in Civil Service. And with a professional qualification and extensive real-world experience under your belt, you could even apply for a permanent role with us. Whatever you decide to do afterwards, it's fair to say, your future will get a whole lot bigger.

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

Training will be provided through our selected Training Provider (TBC).

Civil Engineer (Degree) standard.

We will also provide on-site work-based training that links directly to the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours of the apprenticeship.

You will work towards the apprenticeship qualification for your chosen apprenticeship scheme - you'll develop a wealth of skills while working towards a Bachelor's degree in Engineering (BEng) and Incorporated Chartership with the Institute of Civil Engineers (IEng).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There will be an opportunity to apply for a permanent role within the team you have worked with during your apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Problem solving skills, Be reliable and responsive, Easy to work with, Able to build relationships, Interpersonal skills


GCSE or equivalent 5 subjects to include maths and English (Grade 9-4 (A*-C)) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 Maths and preferably Chemistry or Physics (Grade BBC(or higher)=112 UCAS points) Desired
BTEC or equivalent BTEC National Diploma (Grade DDM) Desired
Other Access to Engineering - maths and Physical Science (Grade 15 Distinctions and 30 merits) Desired
Other Civil Engineering Technician (Grade Level 3 Apprenticeship) Desired
Other must include Maths and Physics (Grade Level 3 = 128 UCAS points) Desired

Things to consider

1) Have a genuine interest in the built environment 2) Be willing to travel around the UK and overseas as part of your apprenticeship 3) Be a British citizen who's lived in the UK for the last three years before the first day of your apprenticeship (aiming to start September 2023), and for at least five of the last ten years 4) Be at least 16 years old by 30 April 2023, so you can complete Security Check (SC) clearance before your start date 5) Please note: if you already have a qualification at the same (or a higher level) in a similar discipline, you may not be able to apply unless the apprenticeship qualification provides learning and skills that are materially different to what you've studied before. If your qualification is in a different field, then you are eligible to apply 6) Because of the secure nature of what we do for our government-level customers, all our employees have to be security cleared before joining us. That's why, if you're successful in your application, you'll need to go through a vetting process. This role will require you to undergo Security Check (SC) clearance before joining, and Developed Vetting (DV) shortly after joining. It's important information so make sure you read the details before applying. You can find out more about vetting on our careers site or by visiting:

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