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Civil Engineering Technician Apprentice

Kier Volkers Joint Venture
Kier Volkers Joint Venture is offering one of the best opportunities to start your career in the construction industry by completing an apprenticeship as a Civil Engineering Technician. This apprenticeship will be hands on from the beginning; with a supportive team behind you, you will be out on site with your role growing as your confidence and skills improve.

Kier Volkers Joint Venture - Employer

Two major construction companies will deliver a joint venture project working on the Luton DART due for completion in 2021. About Kier – 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. About VolkerFitzpatrick – VolkerFitzpatrick is one of the leading engineering and construction companies in the UK and provide specialist building, civil engineering and rail expertise to a range of markets. They have delivered successful projects in a wide range of industries, including commercial, industrial, education, rail infrastructure and depots, airports, waste and energy.



18 Months

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Job Summary

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Detailed Job Description

What is Civil Engineering?

Civil Engineering is part of the construction industry; it is the design, construction and maintenance of infrastructure. Infrastructure is works like roads, bridges, tunnels, railways, runways and coastal walls.

Civil Engineering is not the construction of houses or commercial buildings such as schools, hospitals, or shopping centres.

What does a Civil Engineer do?

Civil Engineers are construction professionals who make up site supervisory and management teams with most Civil Engineers working predominantly outdoors.

Civil Engineers turn plans into reality and are responsible for ensuring that projects are completed to a high quality and within the given timeframe. Civil Engineers play an important role in managing health and safety on sites, as well looking after the environment.

As a Civil Engineering Technician Apprentice what can I expect to be doing?

Our Apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to train primarily as a Civil Engineering Technician but with the option to progress into Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, Buying, Planning or Estimating. Join us as an apprentice and after 18 months you’ll gain a nationally recognised qualification ready to begin your career in one of the most exciting industries around!

What project will I be working on?

You will be working on the Luton Direct Air to Rail transit system (Luton DART) which is due to open in 2021.

The Luton DART is being developed to improve passenger journey time and connectivity to and from the airport using a modern, sustainable and efficient system.

Currently, shuttle buses transport passengers between Parkway station and the airport. The reliability and journey time of the bus service can be affected by traffic congestion, which is difficult to predict in advance. These issues can lead to stressful and delayed journeys to the airport.

The new system will be a people-mover of the type found in major international airports around the world. Based on 21st century technology, it will be designed and operated to ensure that services are not only fast, frequent and reliable but also safe, secure and comfortable.

Once in operation, the DART will be capable of operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and will significantly reduce the journey time from central London to the airport terminal to about 30 minutes, using the fastest train from St Pancras International.

Its purpose is to transform the experience of those travelling to the airport by rail, and encourage more people to do so, enhancing the airport’s already impressive environmental track record and helping to reduce congestion on the roads.

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above or equivalent is preferred although candidates will be assessed at interview and on entry onto the programme.

Skills required

  • The candidate will need to be confident and well presented
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential to this role
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills

Personal Qualities

You must be keen to work outdoors

You must be well presented and organised

You should also be honest, reliable and willing to learn

You must be committed to completing this apprenticeship

A desire to learn about the Construction Industry

Future prospects

An apprenticeship in engineering opens up a number of future career prospects in the construction and civil engineering industry.

After completing your level 3 apprenticeship in civil engineering there are a number of options you can take as the next steps in your career with us. Want to specialise in civil, mechanical or electrical engineering?

You could go on to study a level 4 degree apprenticeship and specialise in the area that you enjoy the most. Want to work towards becoming a site manager?

Our dedicated civil engineering development scheme will equip you with the training and experience you need to become a future site manager, whilst also working towards Chartership status with the ICE.

Additional Information

Training provided

Level 3 Diploma in Civil Engineering.

This apprenticeship is delivered through work based learning, this means that all training is done at the workplace eliminating the need to attend college. The successful candidate will be allocated an assessor who will visit on site once a week and deliver all of the training to gain the qualification and provide the resources to complete work between visits.

This apprenticeship will involve working outdoors and will be hard work but it is a great environment to work in. A career in construction may involve being based on projects in various locations.

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:81452)
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