Engineering Apprenticeship

  • Job Reference: BE3897
  • Date Posted: 8 August 2019
  • Recruiter: Blue Engineering
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £13,500
  • Sector: Construction, Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

A Structural Apprentice will provide technical support to our engineers who design and manage construction projects, mainly in the small to medium-sized building projects. Projects will range from residential/commercial and the arts sector.

Apprentice engineers will study Civil Engineering (BEng) undergraduate degree on a day release program with Southbank University. This role is progressive and will develop as the apprentice moves through the course. As the apprentice gains more skills, knowledge and experience through their work and study, they will begin learning how to engineer their own projects with support from our well-seasoned engineers.

Initially, an apprentice’s work will involve:

  • Production of CAD drawings
  • Preparation of calculations & specifications
  • Document management
  • Supporting the administration of projects
  • Liaising with the design team and clients
  • Ensuring outputs meet the required standards
  • Meeting agreed deadlines
  • Working as a member of a team
  • Contributing to providing solutions to problems
  • Working primarily in an office environment and carrying out site inspections

Future prospects

If you join us, you will become integral to a fast-growing practice with the possibility of eventually becoming a senior project engineer at the company.

This degree apprenticeship offers a direct, fully funded pathway to professional qualification, combining undergraduate education with on the job training and contribution to real-life projects. Apprentice engineers will graduate from this scheme with both the theoretical knowledge and practical industry experience necessary to become brilliant engineers.

The apprenticeship will run over a five-year period in which you will undertake a supervised programme of work-based training and university study on a day release program. You will study towards a Civil Engineering (BEng) undergraduate degree with qualification milestones every two years leading to a fully accredited degree at the end of the six years.

Upon successful completion of the degree and end-point assessment, you will meet the requirements needed to reach Incorporated Engineer status with the Institute of Civil Engineers.

After the apprenticeship, we expect you to continue to grow your career with us and there is no limitation to the level you can rise to.

Things to consider

Some travel around London may be required to attend site visits, events and socials.

We will not employ anyone with a regular commuting time of over one hour as this is not in keeping with a healthy work/life balance.

This is primarily an office-based role working at a desk using a computer for most of the day drawing up projects. There will also be site visits to your projects. Most site visits are pre-construction however, some live site visits will be required. Therefore, completion of a CSCS test is necessary if your application is successful.

Entry requirements

  • Minimum 2 A Level’s (including maths at grade B or above) or equivalent
  • Construction related BTEC level 3 (including Further maths module)
  • 5 GCSE’s grade A*-C including English and maths or equivalent

We will only consider applications from potential employees who have full eligibility to work in the UK. Candidates must not have any prior degrees or other higher education qualifications. All applicants must be at A-level or BTEC or international equivalent. You must also be a fluent English speaker with excellent written and verbal communication.