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Temporary Apprentice - Civil Engineering

Rhondda Cynon Taf
Closing date
Jun 7, 2023

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Position Type
Internship / Student / Training
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Temporary Apprentice - Civil Engineering
Job description
An Apprenticeship with Award Winning RCT Council is the first stage of your journey to excellent career opportunities.

Maximise Your Potential

RCT Council is once again preparing to recruit to its Apprenticeship Scheme that provides fantastic opportunities to work in a vibrant environment, learn new and transferable skills, meet people from a range of backgrounds and develop a professional career in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

You will work alongside experienced colleagues, gaining job-specific knowledge and skills. The scheme gives you the opportunity to earn a wage whilst learning and working towards nationally recognised professional qualifications in your chosen career path.

Who Were Looking For

The Highways Technical Services and Strategic Projects Sections are responsible for the appraisal, design, construction, supervision and project management of a wide variety of exciting and challenging projects, including reclamation, drainage, ground stability, contaminated land, transportation, traffic management, highway structures and other highway related projects.

We are looking to appoint four Civil Engineering Apprentices to join our teams within Traffic, Flood Risk and Strategic Projects. The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills, be well organised and able to work in a team.

Entry Requirements

The applicant must possess 5 GCSEs at A-C grade including Maths, English and a Science based subject or equivalent.

What Will You Study?

All Apprentices will be supported to complete a QCF (Qualification Credit Framework, formerly NVQ) qualification in Construction and the Built Environment, Level 3 via a training provider or local college.

What will you be paid?

This is a fixed term post for a two-year period and will start in September. You will be paid National Minimum Wage dependent on age:
  • 23 and over £10.42
  • 21 - 22 £10.18
  • 18 - 20 £7.49
  • Under 18 £5.28

Benefits Package
  • Earn, while you learn
  • Tailored induction programme
  • Ongoing support from a dedicated Apprenticeship Coordinator
  • In-house training
  • Hybrid working
  • Pension Scheme
  • 26 days annual leave
  • Subsidised membership fees for Leisure Centres within RCT
  • Vectis discount card for businesses

Due to the Apprenticeship entry criteria, applications cannot be accepted from any applicant who has already gained a similar qualification at level 3 or above in the role applied for.

For example, if you have a degree in Civil Engineering you will not be eligible to apply for a Civil Engineering apprenticeship post. However, you could apply for any other apprenticeship post. Any such applications will not be considered.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council welcomes applications from all parts of the community.

For further information regarding these posts, please contact the Employment, Education and Training Team at

Protecting children and vulnerable adults is a core responsibility of all staff appointed to the Council.

The Council values diversity in its workforce. We are committed to ensuring that no unlawful discrimination occurs in the recruitment and selection process on the grounds of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, transgender, including those with non-binary identities, religion or belief or pregnancy and maternity. We offer a number of staff networks for employees including the Allies Network, a Disability and Carers Network and Perthyn our LGBTQ+ Network.

An application submitted for this post in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

In support of the Councils voluntary pledge to support the Armed Forces, the recruiter must always be prepared to ensure that applicants who have identified themselves as members of the Armed Forces including Service Leavers, Veterans or Reservists and who meet the essential criteria of the person specification, are offered an interview.

Maer ddogfen hon ar gael yn Gymraeg / This document is also available in Welsh.
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