What will the apprentice be doing?
On a daily basis, apprentices will learn to produce engineering designs and present them on drawings. This will quickly develop onto the detailed design of drainage solutions and 3D modelling of infrastructure. Apprentices will assist engineers with developing design strategies and detailed designs for projects and site visits as required. From working in design teams the successful candidate will also progress to managing their own projects and teams, within the course of the apprenticeship.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Over the period of the apprenticeship, a wide range of skills and experience will be provided including team working, people and project management, sustainability and financial knowledge. At the same time, apprentices work towards a civil engineering degree for one day a week for three years and a further year to achieve the status of Incorporated Engineer. Incorporated Engineer is a prestigious professional qualification with the Institute of Civil Engineers and is recognised internationally.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
The Incorporated Engineers qualification is protected by law and becoming IEng qualified shows your current and future employers, clients and peers that you are a competent engineer with professional standards. As well as being highly sought after in the domestic and international job markets IEng status can provide a career path on to a fully chartered qualification, at the height of the civil engineering profession.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience
A Level or equivalent Maths, English, Sciences (Grade B and above) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Engineering (Grade B) Essential