As an apprentice, you will make a difference by supporting the Highways Design and Highways Developments team.
What will you be doing?
- We are looking for 2 Civil Engineering Apprentices to join two teams in our Broad Lane and Badminton Road Offices.
- As an apprentice in the Highways Design team, you will assist in the design and delivery of traffic management schemes, safer routes to school walking, cycling schemes and public transport schemes in South Gloucestershire.
- As an apprentice in the Highways Development team, you will assist in the approval of designs and construction of highway works implemented by developers, predominantly new carriageway and footway construction work. This requires interaction with teams from the drainage, structures, street lighting, traffic signals and traffic management.
- You will be working closely and alongside existing qualified Civil Engineers where you will assist them in estimating costs and programming of works.
- You’ll learn how to outline and detail designs using various Computer Aided Design (CAD) software programmes, alongside using Microsoft Office such as Excel, Word, Project and Outlook.
- In addition, you’ll be taught how to produce and understand drawings, reading and interpreting specification, surveying and setting-out.
- You’ll liaise with stakeholders both inside and outside the organisation, including undertaking consultation.
- The most challenging aspect of your apprenticeship will be the visits to a variety of sites from time to time and you should expect to be outdoors in all weathers and access areas with poor working surfaces (wet, muddy, slippery, trip hazards).
- Throughout your 30 month apprenticeship, we will allocate you a workplace mentor to give you guidance and support in completing your Level 3 Civil Engineering Technician. This will involve day release learning at Wiltshire College, Cocklebury Road, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3QD. The council will cover the cost of your travel expenses to the college.
Things we need you to know:
All candidates that successfully reach the interview stages will be required to provide a 10 minute presentation as part of the recruitment process. Candidates who do not provide a presentation at interview will not proceed through the recruitment process.
The salary for this apprenticeship is set at the current National Minimum Wage;
Age Hourly Rate Annual Salary Aged 23+ £8.91 £17,142 Aged 21-22 £8.36 £16,084 Aged 18-20 £6.56 £12,621 Under 18 £4.62 £8,888
As part of the apprenticeship, you will gain a BTEC Level 3 Civil Engineering qualification.
To successfully complete the apprenticeship you will be required you to complete an end point assessment that consists of a Presentation and Questioning on a technical project brief and Structured Interview informed by a written report.
For further detail about this apprenticeship, please download the job description.
What we need from you
- You will ideally hold a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade A to C/4 to 9 including Maths, English and Science. Please note you will need to hold a grade B/6 in Maths.
- You will have good attention to detail and ability to produce accurate, error free work.
- Ideally you will have effective IT and numeracy skills including the ability to accurately update information systems and databases.
- You must have good communication skills and able to follow instructions.
- You should be enthusiastic in your approach to work with an interest in Civil Engineering.
How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different
We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.
We recognise that our diverse team of skilled and dedicated people make us a great place to work. We welcome applications from everyone and ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and developed on the basis of their merits and abilities.
Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.
- We’re building and shaping communities which people are proud of.
- We’re planning for the future; building and improving the roads, railways, schools, green spaces, and houses.
- We’re providing essential services across our communities to ensure they are safe and well maintained.
We’ve achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.
We’re making a difference, be part of it!