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Apprentice Assistant Project Engineer

Welsh Government
JLES South West Limited J L E S South West Ltd, 11 Hanley Farm Business Centre Tidenham NP16 7NA
National minimum wage
Closing date
30 May 2022

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Advanced
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Job Details

About the apprenticeship


• Assist the Project Engineering team in reporting to the client.
• Assisting the team with key projects issues as directed by the Line Manager.
• Assist the Project Engineering team in the management of consultants and contractors.
• Site inspections with Engineering team and adopting authority.
• Seeking quotations from Sub-Contractors.
• Liaising and Managing Sub-contractors to complete works.

Additional information

This role is predominantly associated with assisting the Engineering team on completing duties directly related to issues in the field. The role will be split between site and office work and provides varied day to day duties and responsibilities.
You will be rewarded by working for a growing company serving the rapidly growing housebuilding sector who are a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer (2014 National Apprenticeship Awards). JLES has recently been awarded with Sub-Contractor of the year in 2016 in the Housebuilder Awards. If you are interested in business and not just construction, then this is the ideal opportunity for you. You will be involved in all aspects of the business from engineering solutions to pricing and profit analysis and this opportunity could lead to you becoming a Business Leader within our group of companies.



• Excellent communication skills.
• Energy and enthusiasm.
• Confidence and ambition.
• Desire to succeed and progress in career.
• Contribution to team effort as well as individual tasks.
• Flexible where possible in role & team contribution.
• Willing to learn about Project Engineering / Civil Engineering principles.


• Math's & English GCSE Grade C/4 or above (preferably).
• AutoCAD skills (not essential).
• Microsoft Office Competent.
• Understanding of current industry trends (not essential).


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Training provider:
Pembrokeshire College

Level 3 Civil Engineering Technician

About the employer

JLES South West Limited J L E S South West Ltd, 11 Hanley Farm Business Centre

NP16 7NA

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



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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