Civil Engineering Degree Apprentice

Suffolk County Council
3, Goddard Road, Ipswich, IP1 5NP
£18,933.00 annually
05 May 2021
14 Jun 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
Day to day tasks may include:
  • Contribution to work within Suffolk Highways allocated priorities
  • Ability to identify problems/concerns/issues within own service and implement solutions as agreed
  • Ability to carry our basic fact finding and report back
  • Ability to use a range of communication skills to work within team and across the service
  • Ability to provide advice and guidance to other staff and/or public within own specialism
  • Short term planning around own workload
  • Provide advice and guidance on agreed procedures
  • Ensure own health and safety responsibilities are met/procedures are followed
  • General office duties
  • Develop good working relationships with customers
  • Gain an appreciation of Civil Engineering and the career opportunities available within Suffolk Highways and the wider industry
  • Recognised guidelines and procedures cover all work undertaken and a manager/senior officer will be available for consultation and guidance on problems
  • Unanticipated problems or situations would be referred to supervisor/manager

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good levels of literacy & numeracy skills required
  • Demonstrable IT skills
  • Working knowledge of IT systems e.g. Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word
  • Keyboard and mouse skills required to undertake a range of tasks. E.g. production of reports, correspondence, documentation, data input, interrogation of systems etc.
  • Good verbal and written communications skills required to convey information with a range of audiences, including staff of all levels, members of the public etc.
  • Dealing with enquiries from members of the public
  • Previous work experience
  • Experience in dealing with the public
  • Experience of working in a team

Personal qualities

  • Self-motivated
  • Commitment to study and learn outside of work
  • Interest to start a career in highway engineering

Desired qualifications

Applicants will need:

Three Level 3 qualifications including Mathematicsand Physical Science or a Level 3 apprenticeship as a Civil Engineering Technician.

Entry onto the apprenticeship is also subject to a thorough initial assessment to establish course suitability. Ideally applicants should have also have at least 4 GCSEs including English and maths at grades 9- 4.

Proof of qualifications will be required before you can be accepted onto the apprenticeship.

PLEASE NOTE: All applicants regardless of entry requirements will be emailed an Initial Assessment to complete as part of the recruitment procedure. This is an online assessment in English and maths and can be completed at your preferred location remotely. Currently, due to COVID19 we are not offering Initial Assessment appointments at either campus. Those without the stated entry requirements or awaiting GCSE/GCSE retake grades, will be offered further advice and guidance to support their application if required.

Future prospects

Please note there is no guarantee of a permanent position. We believe that the experience you will gain throughout your apprenticeship will significantly enhance your ability to find employment inside or outside our organisation.

Things to consider

Interview date:w/c 5July 2021.

Due to the current situation with Covid-19, we have strict limitations on staff working in our offices and most of us are being asked to work from home.If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements, please contact the recruiting managers above.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.

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