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Civil Engineer Apprentice (Highway Design and Operations)

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full Time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 23/05/2019 12:00
NMW (£4.35 per hour to £8.21 per hour according to age)
Hours per week:
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Employment Location:
Broad Lane, Engine Common Lane, Yate, Bristol, BS37 7PN
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Job details 

Closing date:
23 May

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Are you looking to launch a career in Civil Engineering? If so our apprenticeships could be the place to kick start your journey! The StreetCare Team have 3 exciting apprenticeship opportunities.

We have an opportunity for two apprentices in the Highways Design team where you will learn and play a key role in the design and delivery of major highways and public transport schemes in South Gloucestershire. Typical schemes range from pedestrian and cycle route improvements to major road widening for bus lanes and major junction improvements at existing traffic signals junctions and roundabouts.

The other apprenticeship opportunity will be working in the Highways Operations Team where you will learn and play a key role in the planning and execution in the construction phase of schemes. You will assist in determining how we build schemes, producing work programmes, formulating safe systems of work, progress reports, materials testing and customer feedback.

Over the 3 year apprenticeship, you will receive supervision and guidance from your workplace supervisor, and will have a workplace mentor to support you. As an Apprentice Civil Engineer you will learn and gain knowledge of the following daily duties;

•Outline and detailed design using various Computer Aided Design (CAD) software programmes
•Surveying and setting-out
•Estimating costs and programming of works
•Producing and understanding drawings
•Reading and Interpreting specifications
•Contacting clients and customers to discuss enquiries and requests for service
•Liaising with stakeholders inside and outside the organisation
•Working with StreetCare and its supply chain partners
•Using Microsoft products such as excel, outlook, project and word

The apprentices will be based at our Broad Lane Depot, Engine Common Lane, Yate and will complete weekly day release with the training provider, Bridgwater and Taunton College with the training delivered at UWE campus, Frenchay.

Please note that you will be expected to undertake a basic skills assessment as part of the selection process, which will be completed prior to the interview stage.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


Must hold a minimum qualification in GCSE English and Maths at grade C or 4/5 and above, or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths.

You will have good attention to detail and ability to produce accurate, error free work.

You will have effective IT and numeracy skills including the ability to accurately update information systems and databases.

Have good communication skills and able to follow instructions.

Be enthusiastic in your approach to work with an interest in Civil Engineering.


Car driving licence.

Additional Information

You must be able to travel to your work location; Broad Lane, Engine Common Lane, Yate and training provider location; UWE, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Frenchay.

Hours: 37

Salary: NMW

Age Hourly rate Annual salary
Aged 25+ £8.21 £15,776
Aged 21-24 £7.70 £14,814
Aged 18-20 £6.15 £11,832
Under 18 £4.35 £8,369

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South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Our Values

As an employee of South Gloucestershire Council you will be expected to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. You will strive to work well with others to reach a common goal and embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. You will use your initiative to deliver and take responsibility for your performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services.

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