Environmental Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship

Recruiter
Mott Macdonald
Location
8-10, Sydenham Road, Croydon, CR0 2EE
Salary
£16,500.00 annually
Posted
05 Jul 2019
Closes
22 Jul 2019
Ref
VAC001552854
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
September
Duration
Permanent
About our apprenticeships, is this the right route for you? Interested in one of our apprenticeships but not entirely sure what it entails? Well, as an apprentice you'll be right in the thick of all the action. It's a great route into the industry. You'll get the chance to expand your knowledge by attending university one day a week, while constantly discovering new and exciting things and learning from our industry experts on the job. If you're an individual that can work independently when appropriate and can demonstrate a positive approach to problem solving, then an apprenticeship is the perfect step for you.

However, it doesn't stop there. The great thing about an apprenticeship is that you'll be earning a salary straight away while learning, then eventually gaining a professional qualification. You'll be given continued support as you develop your skills throughout the program and there is no cost for the training you receive.

So, what does an environmental practitioner do?

Are you passionate about your surroundings, and making sure this is protected for future generations? Are you keen to find out more about how environmental factors and local wildlife affects some of the largest engineering projects in the UK? Well, this may be the right apprenticeship for you. Mott MacDonald has been one of the leading employers developing the new Environmental Practitioner degree level apprenticeship and is now seeking to appoint an apprenticein our environmental business area. You would be working within a very busy team on some of the UK's most high-profile projects such as High Speed 2, Heathrow Expansion, Crossrail 2 and numerous other infrastructure projects. You will be able to develop your knowledge and experience by being involved in site surveys (including surveys relating to contaminated land studies, ecological issues, water feature surveys or built heritage surveys), helping carry out desk studies collecting available environmental information or learning about policy and legislation requirements affecting our projects. You will learn to model using digital bespoke modelling software or Excel spreadsheets, how to map environmental issues using GIS platforms, and will help coordinate environmental impact assessments, whilst producing written reports. What will you get? At the end of all your hard work, you'll have a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science and be eligible for a graduate position on our graduate development scheme.

You will be able to develop your knowledge and experience by:
  • Being involved in site surveys (such as surveys relating to contaminated land studies, ecological issues, water feature surveys or built heritage surveys)
  • Help carry out desk studies collecting available environmental information
  • Learn about policy and legislation requirements affecting our projects.
  • Learn to model using digital bespoke modelling software and Excel spreadsheets
  • Map environmental issues using GIS platforms
  • Help coordinate environmental impact assessments.
  • Produce written reports


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Packages


Personal qualities

We're looking for someone that is:
  • Aware of others' needs and concerns
  • Able to demonstrate reliability, integrity and respect for confidentiality
  • Able to maintain productive working relationships
  • Good at demonstrating a strong commitment to health, safety and welfare
  • Confident with dealing with new and changing interpersonal situations
  • Prepared to take responsibility of their own personal development, demonstrating commitment to learning, self-improvement and open feedback
  • Able to demonstrate self-awareness of knowledge and skill


Desired qualifications

If everything above sounds great, take a look at what you'll need to apply and get started:

From A levels: 96 UCAS points (CCC at A-level), with A-level or equivalent from subject areas including but not limited to Geography, Environmental Science, Chemistry and Biology or other relevant disciplines, plus min five GCSEs grades A to C/8 to 4to include maths and English.

BTEC National: BTEC/advanced Diploma/Access/Foundation qualifications considered where relevant.

Future prospects

On successfully completing your apprenticeship you could gain appropriate membership of one of the many professional institutes in the environmental field. Your line manager will work with you to advise you on which institute you may be most suited to apply for based on your personal interests and career aspirations.

Things to consider

Although this role is mostly office based, there will be occasions when you will need to work outside doing various environmental surveys and assessments. There may at times you will be required to work outside of standard working hours depending on the project and survey requirements.