Civil Engineering Apprentice - 2024

  • McCarthy Stone
  • York
  • £18500 per annum

McCarthy Stone are looking for a Civil Engineering Apprentice to join their Northern Team working in their York office. Their exciting and innovative Apprenticeship Programme is designed to attract and develop a diverse range of talented individuals who will contribute to the continued growth and success of their business.

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  • GMFJ Reference
    247328
  • Wages
    £18,500 p/a
  • Hours
    37.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    04/03/2024
  • Start Date
    09/09/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    36 months + EPA

  • Location
    York
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Construction
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Employer
    McCarthy Stone

Description

Starting in September 2024, this role will be both challenging and rewarding with exposure to a fast paced, vibrant environment. By the end of your apprenticeship, you'll have the initial skills and knowledge needed for a career in civil engineering along with practical experience and a nationally recognised qualification.


Being part of a cohort of apprentices across the UK, you’ll be supported every step of the way by your manager, our training provider, and a workplace mentor. In addition to this you’ll have wrap-around support from the Early Careers Lead. You’ll get dedicated time to focus on achieving your Level 3 apprenticeship qualification which will set you up for future success.

Your Responsibilities:

What is a Civil Engineering Technician?

A Civil Engineering Technician is responsible for providing technical support to engineers on construction projects. They tend to specialise in one area of civil engineering, such as design, planning or logistics.

Depending on the type of project, the responsibilities of a civil engineering technician may vary. The duties of a civil engineering technician at McCarthy Stone will include:

  • Providing support to civil engineers in the design, construction and management of a variety of projects
  • Preparing detailed building plans
  • Surveying sites and arranging for soil and rock samples to be analysed
  • Ensuring a project matches client specifications
  • Calculating the amount and type of materials needed
  • Ensuring work is carried out according to deadlines
  • Reducing a project’s impact on the environment


An insight into the apprenticeship role:

You will be shadowing the Development team, gaining a better understanding of the role. You will be allocated tasks, attend meetings with internal and external stakeholders allowing you to further your knowledge and expand your network.

Over the course of your apprenticeship, you will be given more and more responsibilities, eventually having responsibility for specific tasks. You will keep a daily diary of events and your learnings. Communicating and liaising effectively with colleagues.


The Apprentice Programme

We create an environment which fosters the conditions for all members to give their best each day. You will have opportunities to help you to develop, for your own benefit and for the benefit of McCarthy Stone. You will work in an environment where you can fulfil your personal potential, with the support you need to put yourself into a learning mode and the experience and challenges to help you grow. Including:

  • Regular reviews with your training provider, line manager and workplace mentor, in addition to wrap-around support from the Early Careers Lead.
  • Joining a team of apprentices across the country developing and supporting each other.
  • Civil Engineering Level 3 Apprenticeship - it will take up to 36-months to complete this.
  • English and Maths; apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-point assessment.
  • One-day each week will be dedicated entirely to lectures and studying for your apprenticeship qualification. The apprenticeship will be delivered by our provider via blended learning, combining online lectures and tri-annual training weeks delivered face to face.
  • You'll be encouraged to take ownership and responsibility. We challenge the status quo and empower everyone to share ideas – if you think there's a better way of doing things, we'll be all ears.

For more information about this vacancy please contact GetMyFirstJob Recruitment on opportunities@getmyfirstjob.co.uk (Ref ID: 247328)

Company website : https://www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk/about-us/careers/

You will be:

  • Enthusiastic with a genuine interest in pursuing a career within civil engineering, construction design and build.
  • Willing to learn, be self-motivated and organised. You are always improving, open and curious, you learn from your mistakes and are not afraid to fail.
  • Committed to our organisation’s goals and values. You’re motivated to contribute to the team’s success, and you have a sense of how our homes help our customers increase their wellbeing and happiness in later life.
  • Able to work collaboratively within a team and communicate effectively.
  • Computer literate and have experience in Microsoft Office software.
  • Located within a commutable distance from our office in York.


You will have:

  • Equivalent of 5 GCSEs, grades A*-C or 9-4, including Maths and English.
  • Hold or be working towards gaining a full UK driving license before September 2024 due to the nature of the role.
  • Some knowledge/experience of engineering, construction design or the built environment would be an advantage but not a requirement.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

By the end of this apprenticeship, you'll have the initial skills and knowledge needed for a career in civil engineering along with practical experience and a nationally recognised qualification.

What is the career progression of a Civil Engineering Technician?

The general career progression is from apprentice to Trainee Engineering Manager. After that you can work towards progressing to become an Engineering Manager, and Development Director.

What other qualifications and skills will I be supported to attain?

As you progress you career in civil engineering with McCarthy Stone you will be supported to achieve the necessary qualifications and skills required.

What is the application process for McCarthy Stone’s Apprenticeship Programme?

  • Submit your application via the ‘apply now’ button prior to the closing date on 5th April 2024.
  • Following this, if you are chosen to progress to the next stage, you will be invited to complete an initial video interview where you record your answers to a series of questions. You will have the opportunity to practice before submitting your recording.
  • If successful, you will be invited to attend an in-person interview at our York office with the hiring manager and HR Business Partner.
  • After this, we’ll contact you as soon as possible to let you know if you’re becoming a McCarthy Stone Apprentice and to welcome you to our team!

At McCarthy Stone, we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our colleagues. We welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background.

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