Technical Construction Apprentice

Recruiter
VINCI PLC
Location
Norwest House, Ditton Road, Widnes, WA8 0PG
Salary
£14,000.00 annually
Posted
17 Apr 2019
Closes
07 May 2019
Ref
VAC001524777
Specialism
Engineering
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
September
Duration
Permanent
Do you want to be a part building the environments in which we live, using the latest technology and building methods? VINCI Construction UK are committed to creating a working environment that is inclusive and diverse.

Successful candidates will be based on our live construction sites and at regional offices. You will work with the site management team to ensure the projects are completed safely, on time, on budget and to the correct specifications.

You will spend time in our different departments learning how we procure work, design, plan, and construct buildings for our clients. Once you have completed the departmental rotations you will chose your preferred career pathway and work towards technical and professional qualifications.

We have opportunities to work within our Building Division in our Regions in the North West (covering Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire, Tameside) and Midlands (covering Birmingham, Worcestershire & East Midlands).

Candidates must have a flexible approach and be willing to work on projects throughout the Region (Note allowances are payable where applicable to make this affordable to the candidates).

As well as learning on the job, you will be required to attend Stephenson College on a block release basis (4 week blocks at college). The three year course will provide you with a Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Level 4 HNC and NVQ Level 4. In addition to the qualifications the programme will enable candidates to progress in terms of level of responsibility, interpersonal skills, leadership, commercial awareness and technical engineering knowledge.

This pathway offers an interesting and progressive career in Construction & Civil Engineering which can ultimately lead to full membership of the relevant professional bodies.

This opportunity could be a development opportunity as an attractive alternative to a traditional university career path.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to make things happen
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Ability to understand and adhere to safety procedures


Personal qualities

  • Flexible approach
  • Ability to adapt to different situations
  • Keen to learn
  • Willingness to take on responsibility
  • Demonstrates a good level of maturity
  • Prepared to work away from home


Desired qualifications

A minimum of 5 x GCSE's grades 4 or above (including maths and science at grade 5/B, plus English at grade 4/C or above)

Applications are also welcome from those studying A/Sor A Levels.

Ability to drive would be an advantage, or willingness to learn to drive as travel will be essential in the future.

Future prospects

Opportunity to progress to the Level 6 Degree in construction related subject

Things to consider

Successful candidates will be entitled to the Company benefits scheme and pay will be reviewed each year in line with progression on the programme.

Annual holiday entitlement is 21 days per year.
  • Buying and selling holiday (up to 3 days)
  • Pension AVCs
  • Additional life assurance cover (up to 2 x extra)

All applications should be made through the Av system and under no circumstances should a direct approach to the employer be made. Any direct approaches will result in your application NOT being considered for selection.

Apprentices will live away from home during college blocks.

Work placements will be based on construction sites or regional offices and may require the apprentice to live away from home.

Ability to travel to different locations is essential.

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