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Degree Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering

Keystone Lintels Ltd
Ryder Close, Swadlincote, DE11 9EU
£16,000.00 annually
Closing date
7 Dec 2021

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
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Keystone Lintels Limited is a leading manufacturer of steel lintels, founded in 1989. The short history of Keystone has been one of relentless expansion and continuous innovation whilst redefining the meaning of service in the lintel industry.

Whatever you do at the Keystone Group, you will have the chance to Create Construction Solutions, Beyond Equal. It's a mission that unites and inspires us.

That's why we focus on attracting, retaining, and developing people who are committed to bringing their best and who deliver on their promises. The Keystone Group is a fantastic place to begin your career and we are driving a culture that puts people first - where everyone has the opportunity to own their careers.


You will come together with a team of proficient and experienced Engineers to work on industry-defining projects. You will be given the space to grow personally and professionally, building a flexible career that works for you. Our Technical teams are involved in some of the UK's most high profile, complex and stimulating projects that are diverse and technically demanding. We have an enviable reputation in the delivery of some of the UK's most prestigious and challenging projects.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • To prepare accurate, competitive and detailed technical quotes based oninformation received from customers
  • Prioritise work appropriately to deliver quotes within set deadline or 5 working days to maintain company's customer service targets
  • Load assessment on lintels using 'BS5977-1: Method for assessment of load' based on Architect's and Structural Engineer's drawings
  • Specify standard products, and custom-made items designed specifically for relevant projects
  • Design special production drawings for manufacture using AutoCAD or other Drawing Tool
  • Prepare lintel calculations at the customer's request to satisfy building control authority
  • Periodic office and site visits to develop customer relationships and to measure up / solve technical issues
  • Collate information and prepare clear and structured technical reports on findings from site

What do we offer:

The role will allow you to access "on and off the job training" gaining knowledge and hands on experience of supporting our teams in their delivery of exciting projects. Typically, an Apprentice will work 4 days per week with one day a week release to university.

By the end of your Apprenticeship, you will not only have gained a wealth of industry knowledge and experience, but you will also have worked towards and achieved a BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering from University of Derby.

The apprenticeship is completed over 5-year period (maximum), where you gain the BEng qualification, but also achieve the UK-Spec competencies for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status through the apprenticeship End Point Assessment (EPA).

Why Are We the Best?

This role is more than a standard next step. It's a chance to move into a business where you can go as far as you want, and we are looking for the best people to join us! Opportunities like this are rare. This is a chance to put yourself in a place where great things can happen. Get in touch now to let us know that you're interested in being one of the best.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills

By the end of the Civil Engineer Degree Apprenticeship, you will be able to demonstrate the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours of the apprenticeship standard.

These are detailed on the Institute for Apprenticeships:

Personal qualities

Target driven andambitious.

You should be ambitious, good and working as part of a team as well as individually. You should be reliable. friendly and eager to learn.

Desired qualifications

Minimum academic qualifications of at least 96 UCAS points or above at A-Level or equivalent, to include Mathematicsplus at least one further STEM based subject such as Physics, ICT, Computing and Electronics.

Apprenticeship candidates will typically have at least three A levels at Grades A*-C including Mathematics and Physical Science or their equivalent or will have completed a level 3 Apprenticeship as a Civil Engineering Technician, plus five GCSEs at Grade A-C including Mathematics, English Language and Double Science or equivalent qualification.

Future prospects

There is every possibility ofpermanent employment on the successful completion of your apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

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