Civil Engineering Apprentice

Esher | Contract, full-time
| £269 per week
Ref: NB8 (3 months ago)
College: South Thames College
Apprenticeship Course: Civil Engineering Apprenticeship Standard, Level 3
Entry Qualifications: 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) grades A*-B/9-4 including Maths, English and Science

Full Description 
Working as a technician within one or more of the company’s design teams involved in delivering projects across a variety of construction sectors.

 Key elements of the role include:

·         Production of CAD drawings
·         Preparation of calculations
·         Supporting the administration of projects
·         Ensuring outputs meet the required standards
·         Meeting agreed deadlines
·         Maintaining drawing register
·         Working as a member of a team.
·         Contributing to providing solutions to problems.
·         Working both in an office environment and on site.

Working Week (Days and Hours)
37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday.  Flexible start and finish times around a core 7.5 hour working day.
Day release one day per week during term time.

Skills required
Good communications, numeracy and IT skills are all important, as is the ability to work as part of a team while also having plenty of your own initiative. Strong problem solving, attention to detail and a desire to come up with practical solutions will also stand you in good stead.
To be a civil engineering technician you should:
  • be good at maths and physics
  • be creative and practical
  • be adaptable and persevering
  • be interested in using computers for design work, calculations, and testing designs
  • be able to produce neat and accurate technical drawings
  • be able to think in a methodical way to design, plan and organise projects
  • work well with other people
  • be able to organise the work of others
  • have communication skills to present information in speech, drawings and reports.
Qualifications required

A minimum of five GCSEs grade C or above which must include English, Maths, Science and a technology related subject.
We ask that you must have a 6 or above in GCSE Maths in order to cope with the demands of training and work.

Personal qualities
You should be able to demonstrate that you are
  • enthusiastic
  • inquisitive
  • willing to learn
  • have attention to detail
  • punctual
  • reliable
  • committed
  • willing to learn
  • self-motivated
Other Details
You will attend South Thames College 1 day a week as part of your taught programme.  You will be provided with two mentors; one for your civil engineering development and the other on BIM/CAD skills.

This is an office based opportunity.  There will be some exposure to site work but from a consultancy viewpoint.

Future prospects
This apprenticeship role will enable the successful candidate to work within the field of civil, structural and geotechnical engineering design.  A great start in the industry, it will open doorways to further study – perhaps a HNC and engineering degree. Upon successful completion of the two year apprenticeship, a professional qualification with the Institution of Civil Engineers awaits (TMICE).  You will be receiving on-the-job training at the sharp end of engineering.


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