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Apprentice - Civil Engineer Technician (Highways)

closing date 30 Jun

Job Summary

Contract Type: Full Time/Limited Term
Advert Start Date: 25 April, 2017
Advert End Date: 30 June, 2017
Salary: NMW - depends on age
Location: Yate (Badminton Road), Yate (Broad Lane)
Weekly Hours: 37
Job Category: Engineering/Technical
Vacancy Ref: 104542/716/RP

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Further information

With an emphasis on recruiting and retaining Civil/Highways Engineering staff, South Gloucestershire Council plans to recruit 2 Apprentices to work specifically within the Environment and Community Services Department Streetcare division to support the qualified Engineering Team.

The vacancies will be based between the Badminton Road and Broad Lane offices (near Yate) and with some time ‘onsite’ at various construction sites (typically highways maintenance, bridges or road improvements). Given the travel required between offices and site, it is preferred that the successful Candidates have a driving licence

The successful candidates will undertake apprenticeship training and assessment by our Senior Engineers and Weston College staff, learning on the job and attending Weston College on a day release basis.

About the Apprenticeship:

As an Apprentice Civil Engineer Technician you will have the following daily duties;

• Site Surveying
• Outline and detail design
• Estimating costs and timing or works
• Reading and Interpreting specifications
• Understanding drawings (including CAD)
• Liaising with staff in other teams in the Council or external stakeholders
• Working with a supply chain and subcontractors
• Liaising with Business Development Managers to understand enquiries
• Contacting clients and customers to discuss enquiries, request for service and quotations
• Working on Microsoft products such as word, outlook and excel

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

. Attention to detail
. Analytical approach
. Understanding of Microsoft Word and Excel
. Ability to follow instructions
. A commitment to promoting high standards of Health & Safety

Personal qualities:

. Proactive approach
. Good communications skills
. Team player
. Enthusiastic
. Ambitious
. Ability to take direction
. An interest in Civil Engineering

Qualifications required:

. English and Maths GCSE Grades (A*-C) or equivalent.

Future prospects:

Further progression within the organisation will be dependent on the availability of suitable vacancies, but there are a wide range of roles and specialism that provide a wide career choice options for the future.

Things to consider:

. Weekly rate: £221.26
. Hours: 37 Hours (Monday to Friday although occasional service requirements may
   require work outside normal hours. (Standard lunch break is 45 minutes).
. Duration: Expected 24 months

About the employer:
South Gloucestershire Council

South Gloucestershire is a Unitary Authority (UA) which delivers a wide range of both statutory and non-statutory functions, services and responsibilities which support residents and service users in the unitary authority area.

One of these functions is as the Highway Authority and responsibilities include the maintenance and improvement of the highway and transport network.

Please visit the South Gloucestershire Council website at

Training provider:
Weston College of Further and Higher Education

• NVQ Advanced Civil Engineering Apprenticeship
• Functional Skills
• Employee Rights and Responsibilities Booklet
• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
• Further training will be provided as part of a day release programme at Weston College.

Apprenticeship framework - Construction Civil Engineering

Please visit Weston College Website at https:

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Weston College

For further information contact: Tel: 01934 411594 or email

 To apply  please click the following link: