Higher Apprentice Civil Engineering

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
£17,891.00 annual salary
14 Mar 2017
26 Apr 2017
Role Type
Start Date
The Apprentice roles will be based within the Highways & Transportation Service undertaking all aspects of civil engineering projects from inspection, investigation, feasibility studies, detailed design, contract management and site supervision.

Main purpose of the job:

To support the delivery of services and / or projects within the Highways and Transportation Services.

Services and Projects will focus on delivering day to day revenue activities and annual capital programmes.


  • Contribute to the key aims and objectives of the organisation, both within the post holder's specific remit, Highways and Transportation, Place and the Council as a whole.
  • Contribute to and be an active member of the Service.
  • Respond to enquiries and issues requiring a good understanding of work area, potential solutions and policies and procedures, providing a high level of customer care.
  • Take ownership of enquiries and issues to ensure they are addressed and resolved in a thorough and timely manner, knowing who to go to in order to resolve issues and complete tasks.
  • Prioritise work, taking into account own workload, project timelines and other deadlines.
  • Make decisions guided by specific instructions, standard procedures and practices.
  • Communicate detailed information/advice within own work area and to colleagues from other work areas.
  • Research, monitor, interpret and report on information from a range of different sources, internally and externally.
  • Support the organisation, promotion and evaluation of events, initiatives and business meetings.
  • Good standard of working knowledge to undertake a range of tasks in the allocated work area.
  • Ability to use appropriate systems to support the work area, with appropriate support and training.
  • Develop and maintain systems to review service/project delivery and monitor action plans to provide quality and value for money.
  • To work flexibly and support general activities within Highways and Transportation, Place and the Council.
  • To assist in the provision of road safety and cycle training.
  • To assist in the provision of streetworks licencing and permit regulations.
Requirements and prospects Desired skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to learn from the wider multi-disciplinary team.
  • Good time management skills, the ability to prioritise work and manage your time effectively.
  • The ability to solve problems by using civil and structural engineering science,mathematics and I.T.
Personal qualities
  • The ability to communicate ideas and results clearly, concisely and effectively.
  • A willingness to be flexible in a changing environment.
  • Committed to developing a career as a professional Civil Engineer within Highways and Transportation.
Qualifications required
  • Good education, GCSE's (or equivalent) B or above including English, Maths and Science.
  • Open to learners who hold a level 3 qualification or an A level (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area.
  • An ONC or Diploma in Civil Engineering or other equivalent qualification would be advantageous.
Future prospects This is a two year fixed term contract for the length of the apprenticeship. Further education available to graduate level subject to availability of a suitable post and personal performance.

Things to consider Our Apprenticeship Civil Engineering training programme is approved to meet the requirements of the Institute of Civil Engineers. Apprentices will rotate for the first 6 months of their apprenticeship within the four Highways and Transportation service areas. After these rotations a final placement will be selected within one of the services areas for the remaining apprenticeship period: 1.Design and Improvement 2. Network Asset Maintenance 3. Traffic Services 4. Development Management

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