Level 6 Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship - Water Team, Exeter

The Forum, Barnfield Road, Exeter, EX1 1QR
£18,000.00 annually
19 Dec 2018
22 May 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
There's no such thing as a typical day at WSP. Your role will be varied, and your learning will be fast paced. One day can be completely different to the next.

As one of the world's leading engineering, professional services and technical consultancy firms, at WSP, we're passionate about the big questions. And big answers, naturally. For us that's all about reaching beyond the expected to do work that'll make a profound impact felt long into the future.

As an Apprentice with our Water team you would be working with our experienced engineers to support with investigations, site inspections, data collection and scheme design and development. You would get involved with helping the team propose technical solutions in accordance with approved design procedures and prepare technical documents and drawings for checking and approval.

We can offer you the opportunity to work on some of the world's most exciting engineering and design projects. We invest in your learning and development and we value the ideas and innovation you could bring to our work. So, if you're ready, we can't wait to get you involved.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You'll know it is important to keep everyone in the loop and will demonstrate this through excellent communication skills
  • You'll enjoy working in a team environment, sharing ideas and collaborating with colleagues

Personal qualities

  • You'll be enthusiastic with the curiosity and creativity to think outside of the box
  • You'll want to stretch and inspire us, speaking up about any new ideas you have

Desired qualifications

  • You'll be in your final year or have completed either your A Levels (or equivalent qualification type) with grades AAB including maths or Further maths, or a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma with grades DDM or above in an engineering related subject with a further maths component

Future prospects

We understand that all apprentices are different. Therefore, we tailor your training and development to help you to achieve your own personal goals. You'll undertake a supervised programme of in-company training and university teaching.

You will study towards a BEng or BSc in civil engineering at University over a five-year period on either a block or day release basis.

You could also become part of our Professional Growth Network (PGN). The PGN is a networking group run by early career professionals for early career professionals. It helps to grow your network of contacts across the UK business as well as providing you with opportunities for extra experience to support you in achieving chartered status or other professional accreditations. PGN activities include lunchtime talks, site visits, inter-office quizzes and sporting events.

Things to consider

Across our offices in the UK, we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture.One of the key ways that we celebrate this is through our social committees and the events they organise. Some of these events have included office Olympics; go karting outings, BBQs and opera trips.

We also offer a comprehensive wider benefits package which includes:
  • Reduced rates on gadget insurance
  • Cheaper gym memberships and Tastecards
  • A standard 25 day annual leave allowance plus Bank Holidays and the flexibility to buy and sell annual leave
  • The Cycle to Work Scheme (which entitles you to a tax free bike)
  • 2 paid days a year to be used for volunteering activities
  • The option to purchase additional benefits such as dental care, personal accident cover, and holiday or life insurance at reduced rates
  • Employee Assistance Programme - EAP is a confidential life management and personal support service which offers you free access to specialist advice in areas such as legal, financial, personal and family matters including bereavement and counselling services

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