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Technical Apprenticeships, Civil Engineering and Quantity Surveying

Welsh Government
Arcadis Consulting (uk) Ltd, Arcadis Cymru House, St. Mellons Business Park Fortran Road, St. Mellons CF3 0EY
£15,000 per year
Closing date
21 May 2022

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Advanced
Start Date
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About the apprenticeship


• As an Apprentice you will be required to complete an apprenticeship that will include Academic, and Work Based Learning assignments.
• Experience will be gained through on the job training and academic training.
• To undertake and follow direction provided from a mentor.
• To attend the WAA Masterclasses and Workshops.

Additional information

Welsh Apprenticeship Alliance (WAA) recruit apprentices on behalf of a variety of private consultancies, contractors, and Local Authority employers

Multiple vacancies in Civil Engineering and Quantity Surveying Apprenticeships from BTEC Lv3 and HNC Lv4.

The Welsh Apprentice Alliance is a partnership of the Welsh Government, the Institution of Civil Engineers and Arcadis.

WAA facilitates the employment of apprentices and supports their development in the Civil Engineering and Quantity Surveying sector in Wales.

Fully supports the Welsh Government's commitment to apprenticeships.

Established in 2012 and has supported over 145 apprentices since then.

Comprised of the Welsh Government, ICE and Arcadis.
Supported by SWIEET who recognise the importance of apprenticeships.

Identifies talent and provides a route to becoming a professional Civil Engineer or Quantity Surveyor.

Virtual recruitment in 2022 via Microsoft Teams.

Currently supports public sector organisations, major contractors, and consultants.

Strong support from FE Colleges.



Successful applicants will be capable, well organised, eager to learn and will show an interest in Civil Engineering or Quantity Surveying.


- Requires five GCSE's at A to C, which must include Maths, English and a Science.


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Training provider:
Multiple colleges across Wales

Construction and the Built Environment (with appropriate NVQs)

About the employer

Arcadis Consulting (uk) Ltd, Arcadis Cymru House, St. Mellons Business Park
Fortran Road, St. Mellons


Disability confident

Yes, we are part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

Interviews will be conducted via Microsoft Teams in June/July 2022, if successful a second interview with a specific company will be arranged.


Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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