Structural Engineering Apprentice

Blue Engineering
86-90 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4NE
£13,500.00 annually
04 Mar 2019
04 Mar 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
A Structural Apprentice will provide technical support to our engineers who design and manage construction projects, mainly in the small to medium-sized building projects. Projects will range from residential/commercial and the arts sector.

Apprentice engineers will study Civil Engineering (BEng) undergraduate degree on a day release program with the University of East London in a partnership with LDEUTC. This role is progressive and will develop as the apprentice moves through the course. As the apprentice gains more skills, knowledge and experience through their work and study, they will begin learning how to engineer their own projects with support from our well-seasoned engineers.

Initially, an apprentice's work will involve:
  • Production of CAD drawings
  • Preparation of calculations & specifications
  • Document management
  • Supporting the administration of projects
  • Liaising with the design team and clients
  • Ensuring outputs meet the required standards
  • Meeting agreed deadlines
  • Working as a member of a team
  • Contributing to providing solutions to problems
  • Working primarily in an office environment and carrying out site inspections

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong numeracy and IT skills
  • Problem solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Previous AutoCAD/Revit experience is desirable but not necessary

Personal qualities

  • Be a strong team player
  • Be able to manage their time well
  • Be creative and interested in buildings and how they work
  • Communicate with confidence
  • Use initiative and be proactive

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum 2 A Level's (including maths at grade B or above) or equivalent
  • Construction related BTEC level 3 (including Further maths module)
  • 5 GCSE's grade A*-C including English and maths or equivalent

Future prospects

If you join us, you will become integral to a fast-growing practice with the possibility of eventually becoming a senior project engineer at the company.

This degree apprenticeship offers a direct, fully funded pathway to professional qualification, combining undergraduate education with on the job training and contribution to real-life projects. Apprentice engineers will graduate from this scheme with both the theoretical knowledge and practical industry experience necessary to become brilliant engineers.

The apprenticeship will run over a six-year period in which you will undertake a supervised programme of work-based training and university study on a day release program. You will study towards a Civil Engineering (BEng) undergraduate degree with qualification milestones every two years leading to a fully accredited degree at the end of the six years.

Upon successful completion of the degree and end-point assessment, you will meet the requirements needed to reach Incorporated Engineer status with the Institute of Civil Engineers.

After the apprenticeship, we expect you to continue to grow your career with us and there is no limitation to the level you can rise to.

Things to consider

Please send your CV, covering letter and copy of your highest qualification to . Within your covering letter, please answer the following questions:

• Why are you considering a career in civil/structural engineering?

• Why have you chosen an apprenticeship route?

• Which three achievements are you most proud of?

• What do you get up to in your spare time?

• Any other relevant info

Some travel around London may be required to attend site visits, events and socials.

We will not employ anyone with a regular commuting time of over one hour as this is not in keeping with a healthy work/life balance.

This is primarily an office-based role working at a desk using a computer for most of the day drawing up projects.There will also be site visits to your projects. Most site visits are pre-construction however, some live site visits will be required. Therefore, completion of a CSCS test is necessary if your application is successful.

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