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Digital Construction Apprentice

Kier Highways
Kier Design Services is looking to recruit a Digital Construction Apprentice to work out of our Exeter (Greendale) office.

Kier Highways - 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.

Kier Highways


2 years

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Job Summary

GBP 307.50
New Vacancy
Kier Highways

Detailed Job Description

This role will involve working with: Geographical Information Systems (GIS) manager and the small dynamic GIS team, key stakeholders and clients, website design, software development, Spatial and Big data, GIS consultancy solutions and various other activities throughout the business.

What is Geographic Information Systems (GIS)?

Geographic information system (GIS) is a framework for gathering, managing, and analysing data. Rooted in the science of geography, GIS integrates many types of data. It analyses spatial location and organises layers of information into visualisations using maps and 3D scenes. With this unique capability, GIS reveals deeper insights into data, such as patterns, relationships, and situations.

Hundreds of thousands of organisations in virtually every field are using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to make maps that communicate, perform analysis, share information, and solve complex problems around the world. This is changing the way the world works.

Geographic Information Systems really comes down to just 4 simple ideas:

  • Create geographic data
  • Manage it
  • Analyse it and…
  • Display it on a map

In short we can say that GIS will prove to be the foundation of next generation civil engineering.

Job Purpose:

As a Digital Construction Apprentice, you’ll be involved in both the collection of geographical and spatial information and its storage, analysis and presentation.

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:

Administration & Commercial

  • Collate and prepare information to report progress of digital deliverables on projects
  • Assist in the collection of digital related training for personnel
  • Feedback any case study/best practice to the wider team
  • Maintain awareness with respect to industry standards and innovation
  • Assist to assess the supply chain with respect to BIM capability
  • Collect, process and present big data
  • Maintain and develop database solutions

Communication, Implementation & Technical

  • Assist the digital lead to educate and raise awareness with respect to delivering digital deliverables on projects
  • Assist in the setting up and delivery of surveys and digital surveying tools
  • Develop technical skills (authoring software) to review graphical information and assist with clash detection tasks
  • Develop technical skills (GIS model viewing software) to review and present graphical information
  • Understand the function of a Common Data Environment
  • Develop technical/administration skills to contribute to maintaining project Databases and models
  • Provide a supporting role to deliver GIS training to internal colleagues and external consultants / subcontractors
  • Support the delivery of training to the supply chain
  • Promote open BIM and collaborative working
  • Maintain a high level of communication (therefore embracing a collaborative culture) with the team in order to solve project challenges and facilitate lean processes
  • Assist project teams to overcome problems using digital techniques and methodology
  • Understand Intellectual Property rights, data sensitivity and apply licencing rules and acknowledgements to your work and other people’s

In addition to the apprenticeship training you will receive hands on experience, including mentoring and coaching from experienced members of the team. This will help you develop all the skills and knowledge required to become competent in your role and support your career progression through your chosen pathway. 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
  • Capturing, recording, maintaining and sharing location information and data for buried assets with Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 256 and 128
  • The design and development of databases through the lifecycles of a project
  • 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)
  • Progression

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

GCSE’s/Standard Grades grade 4 (C) or above including core subjects (English, maths & ICT)

Skills required

  • A good communicator, able to build positive working relationships
  • Good visual special skills
  • 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

Kier offers a variety of progression routes due to its size and geographical locations. This includes further career development programmes which support individuals to achieve professional recognition within their chosen occupation.

This apprenticeship role is guaranteed for a minimum of 24 months and on completion you will be trained and have enough experience sufficiently to become an Assistant BIM

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.

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 Learning Skills Partnership on +441482338840 or email: (Ref ID:91382)
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