Apprentice Assistant Structural Engineer

175, Meadow Lane, Loughborough, LE11 1NF
£14,000.00 annually
24 May 2019
29 Jun 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
  • Production of drawings of building structures
  • Preparation of calculations for structural building elements
  • Working as a member of a team of structural engineers
  • Working mostly in an office environment and occasionally on site
  • Supporting the administration of projects
  • Ensuring outputs meet the required standards

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good working to deadlines
  • Effective communicator, both oral and written
  • Enjoy problem solving
  • Ability to work well with other people, but also motivate yourself to work independently
  • Be good at maths and physics
  • Be creative and practical
  • Be interested in using computers for design work, calculations, and testing designs
  • Enjoy sketching ideas
  • Be able to produce neat and accurate technical drawings
  • Be able to think in a methodical way to design, plan and organise projects

Personal qualities

  • Patient
  • Flexible
  • Willing to persevere
  • Reliable & Punctual
  • Positive attitude with a willingness to learn and develop new skills

Desired qualifications

Employer Essential Qualifications: maths (minimum B) & Physics (minimum C) A-levels

Applicants for this course will need to meet the standard BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering FT/SW entry qualifications.
  • 120 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications, including an A-level grade C equivalent in maths; and excluding General Studies;
  • A-levels - BBB, including Maths and excluding General Studies (A-level Maths grade C will be accepted providing the overall Tariff points are met); or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma - DDM and A-Level Maths grade C; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma - DDM, including Maths for Technicians, and Further Maths for Technicians modules; or
  • A successfully completed Level 3 Apprenticeship as a Civil Engineering Technician; and
  • GCSEs - English and Maths grade C/4

Applicants applying without A-levels will have their qualifications assessed for subject compatibility

Other relevant or prior experience may also be considered as an alternative.NTU will liaise with the employer to determine their requirements

Future prospects

  • Chartered Engineer status
  • Managing other people
  • Working in other offices (London, East Anglia, Midlands) if desired

Things to consider

  • The role is mainly office based with long hours on a computer
  • There is sometimes a requirement for site inspections or site work, in all weathers
  • For more information on the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices please visit

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