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Digital Construction Apprentice

Kier are looking to recruit a Digital Construction Apprentice. You will play a big part in changing the future of construction. BIM is a gamechanger across the globe. You will create virtual models of a construction project, handling digital information.

Kier - Employer

Kier Group plc. is a leading construction, property, residential and services group which invests in, builds, maintains and renews the places where we work, live and play. We operate globally across a range of sectors including defence, education, health, housing, industrials, power, transport and utilities. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, we are a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. With a network of 88 UK offices Kier offers national coverage across all of its core activities. Employing 22,000 people, Kier has the financial strength and technical expertise to undertake some of the most significant construction, civil engineering and service contracts in the country. Kier is an equality and diversity employer.



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Job Summary

New Vacancy

Detailed Job Description

This is a new and exciting role where you will turn plans into virtual reality, creating drawings using 2D and 3D software for both pre construction and operations to demonstrate to customers Kier’s technical/engineering ability as well as allowing the business to deliver projects more efficiently and profitably.

The role will involve a wide variety of experience working within an office based team.

Key Responsibilities, which you will learn as part of the apprenticeship:

Communication, Implementation & Technical

  • Assist the digital lead to educate and raise awareness with respect to delivering digital deliverables on projects
  • Develop technical skills (authoring software) to review graphical information and assist with clash detection tasks
  • Develop technical skills (model viewing software) to review graphical information and assist with clash detection, coordination tasks
  • Understand the function of a Common Data Environment
  • Maintain the Common Data Environment across selected projects
  • Develop technical/administration skills to contribute to maintaining project specific Common Data Environments
  • Provide a supporting role to deliver BIM (Building information modelling) training to internal colleagues and external consultants / subcontractors
  • Promote open BIM (Building information modelling) and collaborative working
  • Liaise with external consultants to ensure project deliverables are maintained in accordance with the BIM (Building information modelling) Execution Plan
  • Maintain a high level of communication (therefore embracing the collaborative culture of BIM) with the project team in order to solve project challenges and facilitate lean processes
  • Assist project teams to overcome problems using digital techniques and methodology

Administration & Commercial

  • Assist to establish level of information/level of detail to meet project requirements
  • Collate and prepare information to report progress of digital deliverables on projects
  • Assist to collect IT (software/hardware) information for personal
  • Assist in the collection of digital related training for personal
  • To contribute to pre-qualification questionnaire and bid responses
  • Feedback any case study/best practice to the wider team
  • Maintain awareness with respect to industry standards

What is Building information modelling (BIM)?

Building information modelling (BIM) is a process for creating and managing information on a construction project across the project lifecycle. One of the key outputs of this process is the Building Information Model, the digital description of every aspect of the built asset. This model draws on information assembled collaboratively and updated at key stages of a project. Creating a digital Building Information Model enables those who interact with the building to optimise their actions, resulting in a greater whole life value for the asset. BIM gets people and information working together effectively and efficiently through defined processes and technology.

What is the future of BIM?

The future of the construction industry is digital, and BIM is the future of design and long term facility management; it is government led and driven by technology and clear processes; and it is implementing change across all industries. As hardware, software and cloud applications herald greater capability to handle increasing amounts of raw data and information, use of BIM will become even more pronounced than it is in current projects.

In addition to the apprenticeship training you will receive hands on experience including mentoring and coaching from experienced members of the team. Following the apprenticeship programme we would expect you to have developed an understanding of the following: ·

  • UK Government Construction Strategy and ‘BIM’ Level 2 requirements
  • National and Industry Standards related to BIM
  • The role of Project and Asset Information Models
  • Information Management Roles in the standard (PAS1192-2:2013)
  • Managing Project Information – creating processes and procedures
  • The Information Delivery Cycle and how it works in practice (PAS1192-2:2013)
  • The Collaborative Production of Information - creating processes and procedures
  • Overview of the Common Data Environment (BS1192:2007)

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

GCSE’s/Standard Grades grade C or above including core subjects (English, maths & science)

Skills required

  • A good communicator, able to build positive working relationships
  • Understanding and passion for digital technology and process
  • Proficient (ideally advanced) skills using Microsoft Office
  • Open to learning new software and processes
  • Ability to coordinate others
  • Ability to complete and manage objectives set
  • Resilient, positive & confident character

Personal Qualities

  • You must be a team player
  • You must be well presented and organised
  • You should also be honest, reliable and willing to learn
  • You must be committed to completing the apprenticeship
  • A desire to learn about the Construction Industry

Future prospects

On completion the candidate will be trained and have enough experience sufficiently to become an Assistant BIM Coordinator.

Additional Information

Training provided

Digital Engineering Technician Standard The apprentice will receive 2-3 week intense “work ready” BIM training. NVQ on site Assessment every 8 weeks, and BTEC (Block on site delivery) for 2 weeks bimonthly.

This role will involve travelling to different locations, as such a driving licence would be beneficial. All travel costs will be covered by Kier. Training – The training will be deliver as block training, you will spend 2 weeks bimonthly at the training facility to undertake your academic training. If you have a large distance to travel to the training sessions accommodation will be provided. Future Prospects On completion the candidate will be trained and have enough experience sufficiently to become an Assistant BIM Coordinator. Reality Check This apprenticeship will involve personal study outside work. A career in construction may involve being based on projects in various locations. This role may involve some travelling, specifically in order to attend the training facility to undertake your academic training, as such a driving licence would be beneficial.

Learning Skills Partnership - Learning Provider

With Learning Skills Partnership (LSP) you can be reassured that they are not just any ordinary Training Company. They bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to their Apprenticeship programmes, focusing on key business sectors; including the Automotive Retail and Construction industries.

For more information about this vacancy please contact the provider Learning Skills Partnership on 01482338840 or email: (Ref ID:80849)
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