Civil Engineering Apprentice - Scotland

  • Job Reference: MM21890
  • Date Posted: 13 October 2019
  • Recruiter: Mott McDonald Apprenticeships
  • Location: Glasgow
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Construction, Engineering, Trades & Services
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Interested in one of our apprenticeships but not entirely sure what it entails? Well, as an apprentice you’ll be right in the thick of all the action. It’s a great route into the industry. You’ll get the chance to expand your knowledge by attending college one day a week, while constantly discovering new and exciting things and learning from our industry experts on the job. If you’re an individual that can work independently when appropriate and can demonstrate a positive approach to problem solving, then an apprenticeship is the perfect step for you.

However, it doesn’t stop there. The great thing about an apprenticeship is that you’ll be earning a salary straight away while learning, then eventually gaining a professional qualification. You’ll be given continued support as you develop your skills throughout the program and there is no cost for the training you receive.

So, what is civil engineering all about?


Can you imagine contributing to the design, construction and maintenance of everything around us? Well as a civil engineering technician, you’ll be getting involved in the design, analysis, delivery and overall engineering of many important projects, providing long lasting solutions for everyone involved. Using programmes such as computer aided design and building information management, you’ll learn engineering principles and technics to help design and deliver infrastructure and buildings. If you have a broad skills base then this is certainly the scheme for you! You’ll get to apply your skills to projects in sectors such as water, energy, transportation, geotechnics and many more.

What will you get?

At the end of all your hard work, you’ll have the opportunity to become a qualified engineering technician (EngTech). You’ll also gain a Scottish Modern Apprenticeship (SMA) in Civil Engineering consisting of a SVQ Built Environment Design SCQF Level 6 and a NC/HNC in civil engineering.

We have opportunities in Glasgow and Lerwick

Candidate Specification

What you’ll need to apply
If everything above sounds great, take a look at what you’ll need to apply and get started:
You can apply for this apprenticeship if you have already achieved national 5 passes with grades A-C or equivalent. A national 5 pass in Maths in grades A-C or equivalent. A higher pass with grades A-C in Maths, Physics and Chemistry.

What characteristics do we look out for?
Do you have what it takes to join us as an apprentice? We’re looking for individuals with the below characteristics, if you recognise these in yourself, then we’d like to hear from you!

We’re looking for someone that is:
  • Professional, proactive and receptive to constructive advice and guidance
  • Willing to learn new skills while being able to adapt them
  • Aware of their limitations and when to seek help if needed
  • Able to work independently when necessary
  • Able to take responsibility and pride in their work
  • Good at demonstrating a positive approach to problem solving
  • Able to contribute to discussions as part of a team
  • Able to take a responsible approach to health and safety