Graduate Engineer Apprentice - includes Postgraduate Degree Apprenticeship opportunity

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Freeth Street, Oldbury, B69 3DB
£24,313.00 - £28,785.00 annually
22 May 2019
31 May 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
We will support you as a new graduate to achieve a postgraduate engineering qualification at Aston University alongside gaining valuable exposure to develop your skills to shape your role at each stage of your career with us.

Your role will initially be to assist the team however, as you gain experience and complete a post-graduate qualification you will be required to carry out the following duties:
  • Day to day and programme management, from inception to completion, of road safety, traffic management and highway maintenance construction schemes and programmes or other highway projects of an engineering nature
  • Deputise for the designated Team Leader as required
  • Prepare written and verbal replies to highway related enquiries from elected members and, members of the public, including attending face to face meetings
  • Prepare Cabinet reports and advise elected members as necessary
  • Undertake consultation with members of the public and other stakeholders about proposed highway schemes
  • Prepare financial estimates, monitor expenditure and produce spend profiles
  • The day-to-day supervision of contractor staff and junior staff/apprentices

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Basic knowledge of civil engineering, contractualmanagement and procurement procedures
  • Basic knowledge of AutoCAD or similar technical drawing software
  • Basic knowledge of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002 and other related best practice, guidance and codes of practice would be desirable but not essential

Personal qualities

  • Evidence and demonstrate the Sandwell Council core behaviours
  • Work within a team or on your own initiative
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Act in a confident manner
  • Reliable, dependable and have a common sense approach to problem solving
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to motivate, mentor and instruct junior members of staff

Desired qualifications

  • Employer requirements: BEng/BSc Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent subject
  • You will need to apply for or already be employed in a role with responsibilities aligned with the degree content. Entry requirements are set by the hiring business and not Aston University so they vary between organisations

Typically employers require:
  • A professionally recognised bachelors degree or equivalent in a STEM subject

You will also need to meet the government's eligibility criteria:
  • Have been a UK/EU/EAA resident for the past three years or more prior to starting the course
  • Have left full time education when the apprenticeship you are applying for is due to start
  • Be aged at least 16 years old to meet government funding criteria

Your place will be subject to an interview by both the employer and the University.

Future prospects

Potential progression within the Highways Team.

Things to consider

Full driving license would due to the nature of the role.

Salary:Sandwell Band E, SCP 18-25 (£24,313 - £28,785 per annum) (£12.60 - £14.92 per hour)

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