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Electro Mechanical Engineer Degree Apprenticeship Level 6

Highways England
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Closing date
10 Dec 2021

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Supply Chain & Transport
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Start Date
24 months+
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About the programme

If you are looking to get your career moving in a rewarding and challenging role then our Electro Mechanical Degree Apprenticeship opportunity is right for you, offering you an insight into the Intelligent Transport Systems and Tunnels environments.  Applying your studies and adding further professional experience to support the attributes of an Incorporated Engineer. You will complete a series of inspirational placements over 5 years, and the projects, challenges and responsibilities you take on will complement your push towards becoming a Chartered Engineer.

Senior figures within the team will help you plan your placements – potentially with external partners and suppliers – so you can take control of your development. There will be opportunities to develop your design skills, research and implement cutting-edge technology. You will have the opportunity to learn about our work on Intelligent Transport Systems and Tunnels including how we are enabling electric vehicles on the strategic road network and the use of renewable energy.

Once you have completed our 5-year flexible programme, you will have proven, certified skills that are in demand around the world, together with experience of equally impressive projects. Moreover, you will have a wealth of new opportunities to explore right here, as you continue to make improvements to society by creating roads that are ever-more efficient, effective and above all safe.

 Our Electro Mechanical Engineering programme offers:

  • profession-specific schemes and additional learning to help you become a chartered engineer
  • a combination of workshops, formal training and ‘hands-on’ experience to develop your technical, commercial and asset management skills
  • opportunities to grow and develop ‘on-the-job’ through a variety of tunnels, electro mechanical and intelligent transport systems placements
  • real-life exposure to complex infrastructure programmes both internally and externally with members of our supply chain
  • support and guidance of both a delegated engineer and a supervising electrical engineer, who will help you plan and manage your training
  • a dedicated line manager to provide you with encouragement, direction and career planning support to steer you into a permanent role with us at the end of your programme
  • support after the programme for those who are looking to move their careers to the next level

This role will start in September 2022.

About you

You must hold (or be predicted):


A minimum of five (including English and maths, at grade C/grade 4 or above); and 

A Level

AAA grades at A level, to include Mathematics and a Physical Science. Applicants with strong profile, but without A level Mathematics, will be subject to passing a Maths assessment


BTEC Diploma grade D*D*, with an A grade A level Mathematics, or subject to passing a Maths assessment

  • a grade of merit or above in a HNC, HND or a Level 3 Apprenticeship
  • you’ll evidence the ability to work effectively with others in a team environment
  • you’ll evidence the ability to work to timescales, prioritising where necessary
  • you’ll evidence the ability to give and receive information effectively
  • you’ll evidence the ability to write clearly and concisely
  • you’ll evidence you desire and passion to pursue a career at National Highways within the intelligent transport systems and mechanical engineering field.

About us

There’s never been a better time to join our Tunnels, Technology and Lighting team. We’re a growing, vibrant team helping to drive the most ambitious roads investment programme our country has ever seen. You’ll be involved in ensuring that our customers and road workers get home safe and well every day while travelling or working on our road network

Why you should Join us

At National Highways safety is our number one priority. It is one of our core values, as well as a behaviour we expect from our people. 

Our vision is that everyone who uses our roads, as well as those who work for us, get home, safe and well. Our Home Safe and Well approach sets out our commitments and how our employees can contribute. 

Working for us, you’ll recognise the behaviours required to achieve our vision, and help create a fair and just culture for us all. You should be able to fully understand the hazards and risks that are involved in your work, and follow our procedures safely. 

We want you to feel able to raise health, safety and wellbeing concerns with your colleagues, and to challenge unsafe conditions or behaviours wherever you see them. We’re always seeking to improve our performance, and want you to be at the heart of that - helping us all get home safe and well. 

And finally 

Please complete your application as soon as possible as we may close to new applications earlier than the current closing date which is 8th December 2021.  

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