Civil Engineering Apprentice

Sd Structures (London) Ltd
60, Gray's Inn, London, WC1X 8AQ
£16,000.00 annually
06 Apr 2021
21 Apr 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
SD Structures are a dynamic London based Civil and Structural design practice focused on quality architectural and structurally challenging projects, big and small. We have recently expanded our business to undertake Civil Engineering design in tandem with the Structural team, and we are now looking for bright enthusiastic people to join our growing Civil team.

We are offering the opportunity to develop a career in Civil Engineering, learning the technical and practical aspects of the profession. Civil engineers are creative, trustworthy problem solvers who shape all aspects of our built environment, developing innovative solutions to allow construction in the most challenging environments.

SD Structures utilise the latest technology to design and model smart and efficient developments. As an engineer, you will be a key part of the design and construction team, working alongside leading architects and other consultants on a multitude of projects - from houses, to offices, sports facilities and multi-storey developments.

During the training programme, you will learn to produce construction drawings, reports, and undertake simple design calculations. The role is office based (combined with some working from home flexibility) but you will visit construction sites from time to time to see your designs and drawings being built.

Key elements of the role include:
  • Production of 2D and 3D drawings
  • Preparation of calculations of design elements
  • Supporting the administration of projects
  • Ensuring outputs meet the required standards
  • Meeting agreed deadlines
  • Maintaining drawing register
  • Working as a member of a team
  • Contributing to providing solutions to problems

Working both in an office environment and on site.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Working to deadlines
  • Attend training courses
  • Effective communicator, both oral and written.
  • Problem solving
  • Patience
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Reliable & punctual
  • Positive attitude with a willingness to learn and develop new skills

To be a Civil Engineer you should:
  • Be good at maths and Physics
  • Be creative and practical
  • Be adaptable and persevering
  • Be interested in using computers for design work, calculations, and testing designs
  • Be able to produce neat and accurate technical drawings
  • Be able to think in a methodical way to design, plan and organise projects
  • Be able to organise the work of others
  • Work well with other people

Personal qualities

You should be able to demonstrate that you are
  • Enthusiastic and passionate about the industry
  • Willing to learn
  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Committed
  • Willing to learn
  • Self-motivated

Desired qualifications

Apprenticeship candidates will typically have at least three A levels at Grades A*-C including Mathematics and Physical Science (Either Physics or Chemistry) or will have completed aBTEC National Diploma in a relevant field for the degree.

Candidates are also required to start the programme holding a L2 maths and English qualification (GSCE grade A*- C / new tariff grade 4 or above), which is compulsory within the apprenticeship requirements.

Future prospects

The apprenticeship will run over a 5-year period during which you will undertake a supervised programme of training and college day release. Following the completion of the degree there is the opportunity to continue learning on the job before applying to achieve Chartered Engineer status with the Institution of Civil Engineers and/or the Institution of Structural Engineers.

Things to consider

Whilst the minimum entry requirements for the London South Bank are given above, the work at SD Structures is technically challenging. As such the ideal candidate will hold maths, Science and English GCSEs and A levels at grade B or above (or equivalent).

To see examples of the type of work a structural Engineer at SD Structures carries out, please see our website