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 a sustainable difference 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
You'll learn to investigate, monitor, evaluate and understand environmental systems and to predict and respond to environmental challenges.
This programme is highly practical; day and residential field trips will help you develop your field-based research skills from Level 4 to Level 6. You'll work on an independent research project based on an industry problem identified by your employer. This will combine your own environmental science interests with those of your employer.
One day a week will be at university rather than your place of employment. There will also be learning activities at your workplace. The programme leadsto a BSc (Hons) Environmental Science (Degree Apprenticeship) and Level 6 Environment Practitioner.What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship
This standard aligns with the following professional recognition:
- Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) for Practitioner (P.IEMA)
- Institute of Environmental Sciences (IES) for Associate Member
- Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for Chartered Environmental Surveyor (MRICS)
- Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) for Non-Chartered Member (MCIWEM)
- Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) for Associate member Society for the Environment (SocEnv) for Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP)
Science Council (SciC) for Registered Scientist (RSci)
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 Geography, Sciences, Geology or Maths (Grade Grade A*-C) Essential