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Apprentice Design Technician - Wales

Welsh Government
Skanska Uk Plc, 31 Oldfield Road, Bocam Park CF35 5LJ
£18,000 per year
Closing date
5 Jun 2022

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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About the apprenticeship


Use digital technology to make the construction industry more efficient.
Work with members of the design and construction teams to produce coordinated 3D REVIT models and drawings to facilitate construction of a variety of types of pro-jects.
Develop knowledge of and become proficient in the use of various specialist soft-ware design packages.
Develop a sound technical understanding of different construction methods and techniques.
Liaise with members of the design and construction teams to develop innovative engineering solutions.
Assist with carrying out site inspections and building surveys.



A self-motivated and enthusiastic individual with a desire for personal development. The successful applicant will be supported towards achieving a HNC in Civil Engineering / NVQ Level 4 qualification through company sponsored day-release at a local university or college.
Someone who can work effectively within a team, develop relationships and integrate with colleagues.
Although no previous experience is required, you will have a passion for the construction industry and will want to help shape the future and build for a better society.
You will share our ethical values in everything you do, building strong relationships and work to high standards with sustainable choices in mind.


5 GCSEs at grades A to C or above including English, Maths and a Science


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Training provider:
Bridgend College

HNC Civil Engineering

About the employer

Skanska Uk Plc,
31 Oldfield Road, Bocam Park

CF35 5LJ

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

Stage 1: Application Stage 2: Online assessments (this may be in two phases) Stage 3: Video or telephone interview Stage 4: Assessment centre or final interview


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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