Civil Engineering Degree Apprentice - 2024

  • Transport for London
  • London, Greater London
  • £27801 per annum

The role of a Civil Engineering Apprentice is critical in supporting works to ensure the ongoing reliability and safety of London’s world class transport infrastructure.

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  • GMFJ Reference
    245983
  • Wages
    £27,801 p/a
  • Hours
    35.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    02/02/2024
  • Start Date
    09/09/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    5.5 to 6 years

  • Location
    London
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Engineering
  • Opportunity Type
    Higher Level 6
  • Employer
    Transport for London

Description

Our Engineers focus on the assets that form the foundation of our transport system. Our asset stock is hugely varied, and includes thousands of bridges, hundreds of kilometres of roads and tunnels, hundreds of embankments and cuttings and a vast network of drainage. These assets are the essential foundation of the transport system that keeps the city moving, working and growing. Our civil engineers are also at the forefront of major transport system upgrades, including HS2, Crossrail 2 and the Bakerloo Line Extension.


What will I be doing?



As an apprentice, your 5.5 – 6 year development programme will consist of 3-6 month placement rotations. Our aim is to equip you with the range of skills and experience you need for your successful career. We also understand that everyone’s career is different, so every apprentice’s journey is unique. Here’s an idea of what yours could look like:



Year 1


Placement 1 - Sponsorship - 6 months:

Preparing project briefs and securing funding for projects

Prioritising project work banks

Undertaking financial impact assessments and equality impact assessments


Placement 2 - Project Management - 6 months:

Assisting with the Project Manager to deliver a range of projects

Understanding the commercial frameworks of the contract

Managing internal and external stakeholders to ensure projects are delivered to time and budget


Year 2


Placement 1 – Sustainability & Environmental Team - 6 months:

Assisting teams to improve on their sustainability and environmental impacts

Working with internal and external stakeholders to align with the Mayor’s Transport Strategy



Placement 2 - Civil Asset Operations (Maintenance Team) - 6 months:

Preparing project briefs and supervising contractors on essential civil maintenance works

Inspection of bridges and structures, earth structures and pumps & drainage assets



Apprentices have the option to undertake technical placements in the following teams to align with their interests:

Earth Structures

Pumps & Drainage

Railway Structures

Highway Structure

Tunnels



These placements are likely to be undertaken after year 2 to align with the technical modules that would be taught at university.

For more information about this vacancy please contact GetMyFirstJob Recruitment on opportunities@getmyfirstjob.co.uk (Ref ID: 245983)

Company website : https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/careers/apprenticeships

You should already hold or be working towards a minimum of 5 GCSE’s Grade 4 (C) and above including Maths and English Language (or equivalent) plus 3 A Levels at grades BBC (or equivalent) which must include Maths and preferably a Science in either Chemistry or Physics.


Candidates with equivalent level 3 qualifications must hold or be on track on achieve one of the following: 

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDM in an Engineering subject area, with a minimum of merit in Mathematics and advanced Mathematics. (UCAS points: 128)

Access to Engineering qualifications with 15 Distinctions and 30 Merits including Maths and Physical Science credit

T-level (Merit or above) in Construction: Design, Surveying And Planning. (UCAS points: 120)

Building Services Engineering Technician level 3 apprenticeship DD (UCAS points: 96) alongside grade Pass or Distinction at EPA


You are not eligible for this scheme if you currently hold or are working towards a qualification at the same or higher level in a related subject or have already studied content from the qualification for this scheme.


Please note that you will be required to provide original certificates and/or predicted grades as proof for your eligibility checks.


You must be 18 years of age by September 2024


Please be advised that should you be successful in getting an offer for this scheme, your offer will be subject to a satisfactory medical which may include but is not limited to: drugs and alcohol screening, eye test and hearing test.

Successful apprentices will gain a BEng civil engineering degree, which is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators.? In addition, apprentices will be working towards Incorporated Engineering status and after successfully completing their end point assessment, will be Incorporated Engineers (IEng) and Members of the Institution of Civil Engineers (MICE).

You will be working towards a level 6 qualification in Civil Engineering.


Typically, you will be required to attend University 1 day per week.



Whilst on the scheme, we’ll support your technical development through a wide range of on-the-job practical experiences and placements. We’ll also support your professional development through a combination of classroom-led training courses, online training courses, mentoring opportunities and structured networking opportunities. You will receive one-to-one support throughout the programme from a dedicated Mentor, your scheme sponsor and your Line Manager. You’ll also be connected to a ‘buddy’ who will be a more experienced apprentice from the scheme.

Our core values are extremely important to us, and we desire candidates who are:


Caring about our colleagues, our customers and our work


Open to each other, to new ideas and to working together


Adaptable to diverse needs and willing to innovate

Upon successful completion of this scheme, you could roll-off into one of the following roles:


Engineering Technician, Assistant Engineer, Works Inspector, Assistant Project Manager, and Assistant Operations Officer which could lead to further career development opportunities in our engineering, operations and project delivery teams.


Hybrid working within this role enables a balance of 50% of time split between the office and home over a 4 week period. Hybrid working arrangements can evolve subject to business requirements.


Although this apprenticeship will involve site placements, many of the placements will be office based with site visits.


We operate a transparent recruitment process that removes barriers for candidates with a disability. Please let us know if you require reasonable adjustments for any stages of the application process.

We're a Disability Confident employer, and we offer guaranteed interviews to candidates who apply via the scheme where the minimum criteria for skills, knowledge and experience has been met.  

In High Volume campaigns including Graduate, Apprentice and Intern recruitment the minimum criteria we set is achieving a pass mark in our first stage assessments, adopting a proportionate approach as part of the Disability Confident scheme

"The best thing was the ability to gain on-the-job experience and a degree at the same time. I had the option of going to university, however this opportunity was a no-brainer. Avoiding the fees and getting a degree – who would turn that down?"

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