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Civil Engineering Apprentice

Employer
Welsh Government
Location
Traffic Wales, Unit 29, Morfa Conwy Business Park Ffordd Sam Pari, Morfa LL32 8HH
Salary
National minimum wage
Closing date
28 May 2022

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Specialism
Engineering
Sector
Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Advanced
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Undisclosed
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Job Details

About the apprenticeship

Duties

The North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agent (NMWTRA) works on behalf of the Welsh Government to manage, maintain and improve the strategic road network in North and Mid Wales. The service covers approximately 1080 kilometres (670 miles) including the A55 tunnels. NMWTRA operates on a partnership basis between the Unitary Local Authorities of North and Mid Wales with Gwynedd Council acting as the Lead Authority for the Partnership. The Agency has approximately 200 staff and our offices are located across North and Mid Wales including Bangor, Conwy, Halkyn, Wrexham, Dolgellau, Llandrindod Wells, Newtown and Aberaeron.

In this area the person will experience the full range of work of the Network Management Unit including:
• Assist in the front line operational maintenance of the trunk road from small pothole repairs to major resurfacing of the carriageway.
• Gain an understanding of the broad range of statutory duties and highway standards that the Agency work to on behalf of Welsh Government.
• Assist with the monitoring and management of temporary works such as traffic management on the highway.
• Learn how to manage safety risks on the trunk road network.

Requirements

Skills

Show the appropriate behaviour and attitude

Show commitment to work

Working as part of a team

Communicating with confidence

Commitment to learning

Understand what is required to work for the council / agency

Qualifications

Qualified to at least level 2 meeting the following requirements:
Either:
• 4 GCSEs grade D or above
• Corresponding Level 2 vocational qualification (e.g. BTEC First Level 2 Diploma)

For your information, any combination of qualifications with an equivalent grade will be acceptable.

Language

Welsh Spoken Skills: Yes Welsh Written Skills: Yes

Course details

Training provider:
Coleg Cambria

Qualification:
Construction Technical (Wales) Apprenticeship Level 3

About the employer

Traffic Wales, Unit 29, Morfa Conwy Business Park
Ffordd Sam Pari, Morfa

LL32 8HH

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

A recruitment centre will be held on 07/07/2022 The recruitment centre will run over a day The centre will be a combination of tasks and questions The centre will be run online

Company

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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