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Civil Engineering Degree Apprentice

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full Time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 22/07/2019 12:00
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Employment Location:
Broad Lane Depot, Engine Common Lane, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
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Job details 

Closing date:
22 Jul

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

If you’d like a degree without the debt, we are looking for a Civil Engineering Apprentice to undertake this amazing opportunity to develop into a professional career.

As an apprentice you will receive supervision and guidance from your workplace supervisor, and will have a workplace mentor to support you. You will learn and gain knowledge within a number of engineering disciplines working on a number of projects to gain practical experience using the latest applications and technologies. You will develop skills, competencies and experience required to gain a professional qualification.

Main Duties

•Providing engineering designs, assisting with overseeing implementation of projects, and contribute to the delivery of Civil engineering schemes.
•Assist or undertake the design, programming and implementation of engineering projects and schemes.
•Preparation of drawings, calculations, specifications, documents, consultation and publicity material, and scheme cost estimates.
•Arranging and supervising the implementation of schemes, including liaison with contractors and consultants, site supervision, survey and setting out work, and monitoring of scheme expenditure.
•Preparing reports and responding to enquiries and correspondence from MPs, Council Members, Parish Councils, other organisations, and the general public.

This is a hands-on role within the organisation, with a good balance between training and support, autonomy and flexibility.

Over the 5 year apprenticeship, you will be taught at UWE and learn key engineering concepts, alongside vital professional skills in management, creative skills in design of civil engineering structures and systems and practical skills in surveying, geographical information systems (GIS) and computer-aided design (CAD). You will have commitment to meet requirements of the professional training and ensure that all reporting and training documents are completed on time and to the quality standards agreed.

At the end you will gain a BEng (Hons) Civil and Environmental Engineering degree and will be working towards a professional qualification such as Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

You will be based at our main office at Badminton Road and at the Broad Lane Depot, Engine Common Lane in Yate and will complete block release training with UWE, Coldharbour Lane, Frenchay.

Please note that you will be expected to undertake a basic skills assessment as part of the selection process.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

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.

Minimum of 2 A-level’s with one in Mathematics at Grade C or above

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.


Level 4 HNC in a Civil Engineering discipline.

Have excellent communication skills and be able to work as part of a team contributing to effective service delivery.

Be able to prioritise workloads to meet deadlines according to demand.

Additional Information

Interviews will take place week commencing 29th July 2019.

Your work location is Yate at the main Office on Badminton Road and at Broad Lane Depot, Engine Common Lane. Your training location will be UWE, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Frenchay.

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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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