What you will do in your working day
Our apprenticeships are designed to give you an insight into a wide variety of areas of work and the chance to explore where your skills and interests lie. Through a combination of on-the-job learning and practical skills development, you'll work on real projects from day one that offer scale and variety, collaborating with others and creating meaningful impact on the world around us. You'll work towards your professional qualification; whichever path you take, your future starts here.
You'll also be supported by our leaders, technical specialists, your own dedicated mentor and our continuous learning and development framework.
Not only will you gain valuable 'on the job' experience and work towards professional qualifications but you'll also earn a meaningful salary from day one. We're proud to be paying Real Living Wage for our Level 6 Apprenticeships.
You'll be making asustainabledifference in people's lives, shaping cities, reimagining transport and transforming nuclear energy. And with the opportunity to work across Cities & Development, Nuclear & Power, Transportation, Water or Environment, you'll decide where you want your career to go.
Here's what your role as an apprentice will involve:
The training you will be getting
- Developing your skills in a wide range of exciting projects
- Learning and using relevant design software
- Being involved in client meetings and assisting in building key client relationships
- You'll get to understand and learn digital skills, to help us harness technology in new ways
- Your mentors will support you as you study towards nationally recognised qualifications and accreditation
- You'll have dedicated time to spend at college or university to focus on your studies
The programme has been designed to provide a unique learning experience and delivery will occur within the National College for Nuclear Northern Hub building.
The course delivery model will make significant use of experiential learning and delivery methods, which can be defined as 'learning from doing'. Considerable use will be made of the project/technology centre supported by a virtual reality suite, which will provide the students with a real time immersed experience of electrical power systems.
Modules and topic areas include:
What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship
- Construction Science & Materials Testing
- Principles of Building Construction
- Building Information Modelling
- Civil Design Principles
- Environment Sustainability Asset Performance
- Geotechnics Soil Management
- Work Based Learning and Business Improvement
- Construction Management
- Principles of Building Asset Management
- Structural Analysis Materials
- Fundamentals of Thermodynamics Fluid Mechanics
- Further Mathematics for Civil Engineering
- Industrial Based Project
The Foundation Degree in Civil Engineering & Asset Management has been designed to provide opportunities to enter work as a Civil Engineering Technician and in addition covers the knowledge based requirement of the level 5 Nuclear Technician Standard. The course also acts as a direct entry qualification to the BEng Honours Civil Engineering & Asset Management programme.
Requirements and prospects Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative Qualifications
A Level or equivalent Science and Maths (Grade 2 A Levels at grade D) Essential