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Civil Engineering Apprenticeship

Transport for London
197 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8JZ
£25,264.00 annually
Closing date
7 Apr 2023

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

As an apprentice, your 5.5 - 6 year development programme will consist of 3 to 6 month placement rotations. Our aim is to equip you with the range of skills and experience you need for your successful career. We also understand that everyone's career is different, so every apprentice's journey is unique. Here's an idea of what yours could look like:
  • Year 1
    Placement 1 - Sponsorship - 6 months:
    Preparing project briefs and securing funding for projects
    Prioritising project work banks
    Undertaking financial impact assessments and equality impact assessments
  • Placement 2 - Project Management - 6 months:
    Assisting with the Project Manager to deliver a range of projects
    Understanding the commercial frameworks of the contract
    Managing internal and external stakeholders to ensure projects are delivered to time and budget
  • Year 2
    Placement 1 - Sustainability & Environmental Team - 6 months:
    Assisting teams to improve on their sustainability and environmental impacts
    Working with internal and external stakeholders to align with the Mayor's Transport Strategy
    Placement 2 - Civil Asset Operations (Maintenance Team) - 6 months:
    Preparing project briefs and supervising contractors on essential civil maintenance works
    Inspection of bridges and structures, earth structures and pumps & drainage assets
  • Apprentices have the option to undertake technical placements in the following teams to align with their interests:
    Earth Structures
    Pumps & Drainage
    Railway Structures
    Highway Structure

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

You will be working towards a level 6 qualification in Civil Engineering.

Typically, you will be required to attend University 1 day per week.

Whilst on the scheme, we'll support your technical development through a wide range of on-the-job practical experiences and placements. We'll also support your professional development through a combination of classroom-led training courses, online training courses, mentoring opportunities and structured networking opportunities. You will receive one-to-one support throughout the programme from a dedicated Mentor, your scheme sponsor and your Line Manager. You'll also be connected to a 'buddy' who will be a more experienced apprentice from the scheme.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of this scheme, you could roll-off into one of the following roles:
Engineering Technician, Assistant Engineer, Works Inspector, Assistant Project Manager, and Assistant Operations Officer which could lead to further career development opportunities in our engineering, operations and project delivery teams.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Logical, Highly motivated


GCSE or equivalent Any subject (Grade 4 and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Any subject (Grade 4 and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Any subject (Grade 4 and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4 and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 and above) Essential

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