Civil Engineer Apprentice

Peter Brett Associates
Caversham Bridge House, Waterman Place, Reading, RG1 8DN
£16,500.00 annually
08 Jan 2019
08 Jan 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking to embark on the first step in their civil engineering career, yet looking for on-the-job training rather than full-time education.

Working initially as an Apprentice Engineer, you will be exposed to various aspects of civil engineering and have opportunities for professional technical training. We offer a number of discipline-specific Apprenticeship roles in Civil Infrastructure, Buildings/ Structures, Transport Planning/ Modelling and Bridge Engineering in locations across England.

You will develop skills in AutoCAD and other civil engineering software, and have the opportunity to undertake block-release education to study for a BEng (Hons) Civil & Infrastructure Engineering Degree with the University of Warwick.

As part of your apprenticeship you will receiveoff-the-job training for a BEng (Hons) degreedelivered through an initial induction day, then 6 x 1 week blocks of teaching at the University of Warwick each year.You will attend lectures, seminars, participate in laboratory work, and spend time with your academic tutors, supported by online learning. Studying at Warwick will enable you to benefit from the academic rigour and state-of-the-art facilities that a top-class university can offer, where you will be part of an ambitious, diverse and high achieving student body.

You will be supported throughout your apprenticeship by your assigned workplace mentor, in conjunction with your University Apprenticeship Tutor, to ensure you gain the right mix of skills and experience to successfully complete your apprenticeship programme.

As an Apprentice, your key responsibilities will include:
  • Use of CAD
  • Use of other design programs
  • Highway design support
  • Drainage design support
  • Utility Coordination & Management
  • Assistance with technical approval submissions

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You must:
  • Be computer literate in MS Office suite including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Have the ability to work well in a team and to work on their own initiative
  • Have a keen interest in Civil Infrastructure

Personal qualities

You will be a positive, enthusiastic and proactive team player.

Desired qualifications

To undertake the BEng Civil & Infrastructure Degree Apprenticeship Programme with the University of Warwick, you must meet one of the following admissions criteria:
  • 3 'A' grades at A level (or equivalent), to include Mathematics and a Physical science
  • BTEC Extended Diploma with grade DDD and having taken the two Mathematics units, 'Calculus to solve Engineering problems' and 'Further Engineering Mathematics'
  • BTEC Diploma grade D*D*, with an A grade in A level Maths or subject to passing Mathematics Test

Applicants with a strong profile, but who do not meet the above criteria, will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and will be subject to passing a Mathematics test.

Future prospects

Peter Brett Associates LLP provides significant opportunity for career progression and personal development through the delivery of high value quality services to influential clients.The people at PBA are our most important asset. Creating a friendly and supportive environment for our employees where they can attain their personal career goals is a key aim of the Partners.

Peter Brett Associates LLP provide the on-the-job training and mentoring required for you to successfully complete your degree apprenticeship and develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours to achieve the Incorporated Engineer (IEng) professional qualification with the Institution of Civil Engineers (

To find out more about Peter Brett Associates LLP and see the range of exciting projects we are involved in please visit our website

PBA is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunities.

Things to consider

  • Contributory pension plan
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Flexible benefits allowance
  • 23 days holiday

This vacancy could be based inAshford, Bristol, Cambridge, London, Northampton, Oxford, Reading orTaunton. Please contact us for further information.

The National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.70 an hour from the 1st of April 2018. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.90 an hour for 18-20 year olds, £7.38 for anyone aged 21 to 24, and £7.83 for those over 25.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

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