Civil Engineering Higher Apprenticeships
Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship: High Speed Rail and Infrastructure Higher Technician.
This course is on offer to industry apprentices from September 2017. Enquiries and applications for September 2018 enrolment are now live.
Civil engineering is at the heart of all the structures we see around us today. It is the shaping of the world: the design, construction and maintenance of buildings, roads, bridges (and railways of course).
Becoming a civil engineer in high speed rail could see you work on anything from stations, to maintenance depots, to the route of the railway itself. You can be inside, designing or managing, or outside, getting your hands dirty!
You’ll need a logical brain and a desire to find the best possible solution to problems, and you’ll be in prime position for a long and rewarding career.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
• Civil engineering considerations, software (CAD and BIM) and techniques applicable to high speed rail
• Interface of other integrated systems across the whole network
• The necessity of designing, planning, coordinating and supervising temporary works;
• Processes for planning and delivery of both on-site and off-site construction
• Processes for tendering, consents (e.g. planning or utilities), planning, off-site construction, modelling, logistics, surveying
• Environmental factors (e.g. pollution, drainage) and geotechnics
• Quality control, productivity and BIT techniques
• Legislation and standards; specific health and safety requirements.
AND BE ABLE TO:
• Implement processes that lead to the identification, elimination, avoidance and mitigation of safety and health risks in design or construction
• Comply with industry standards and legislation; create, read, interpret and implement detailed plans and schedules
• Contribute to the design, planning or implementation of high speed rail civil engineering projects, which could include lineside equipment, tunnels, cuttings, bridges, viaducts, or embankments
• Establish dimensional control by surveying and/or setting out; specify and/or select and manage a range of labour, plant and materials
• Implement processes and procedures that take account of structures, geotechnics and drainage for the construction, durability and safe operation of a high speed railway
• Lead a team to efficiently manage a work package and achieve planned outcomes.