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Civil Engineering Apprentice

Reading, South East
Closing date
Sep 29, 2023

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Position Type
Internship / Student / Training
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Please Note: Candidates from outside the UK will not be considered for this apprenticeship.

Civil engineering technicians support in the design, creation and connecting up of the world around us, making the villages, towns and cities work for the people that live in them, and are playing an ever increasing role in safeguarding and improving the environment into our future.

They will use and apply engineering principles and techniques, carry out calculations and data analysis, prepare and produce sketches, diagrams, and models, to support technical problem solving and in the delivery of civil engineering designs and technical solutions. They use a range of tools and techniques, including digital techniques (such as CAD or BIM) to aid the visualisation, communication, measurement and assessment of civil engineering projects.

In their daily work, employees interact with their line manager, typically a senior civil engineer or site manager, to confirm programmes of work and agree individual responsibilities, which in turn support the delivery of wider plans across civil engineering teams; these teams could include engineers across a range of disciplines, from various employer types (e.g. clients, consultancies, contractors), and project managers, where their collective outputs will be used to produce civil engineering solutions that are fit for purpose, safe, secure, environmentally sustainable, and meet customer and industry specifications.

Civil engineering technicians, depending on their employer, will spend their time in an office environment, working on site, working remotely or a combination of these. There is also potential for visiting customers or suppliers.

Employees are responsible for assisting in the delivery of accurate and quality civil engineering solutions, ensuring they are within agreed time and resource limits, compliant with industry and regulatory standards, such as the Common Safety Method (CSM), and to specification. Civil engineering technicians must also comply with health and safety regulations, welfare, well being, and environmental and sustainability policies. They will typically report to an engineer or project manager, normally as part of a cross functional team, the size of this team and responsibilities varying with the scope of the project and size of the employer.

Technicians are able to use their own judgement when undertaking the occupational duties and applying their technical knowledge, skills and behaviours in a range of contexts and environments. They also have a responsibility to plan and organise their own work and contribute to the management of projects using a variety of business processes, procedures, and methods of working. They are also responsible for their own continuing professional development and recognising their own obligations to society.

Person Specification
  • Punctual
  • Positive attitude to work and colleagues
  • Practical ability and awareness of working safely
  • Self-motivation and desire to learn
  • Is both resilient and committed
  • Good co-ordination skills and a methodical approach
  • Is always looking to improve
  • Enjoys being a team player

Typical Working Week

You will work on site for four days per week and attend college for one day a week. Most site hours are Monday to Friday, 08.00-17.00.

Career Progression

Upon completion, the learner will be qualified as a Civil Engineer

Key Training/College Information

K10 will enrol and fund your qualifications through a SFA funded training provider. It is likely to take 36 months to complete this apprenticeship, depending on current qualifications and experience.

  • Apprenticeship candidates will typically have at least 5 GCSEs at Grades A*-C / 9-4 including Maths, English and Science or their equivalent.
  • Must have access to a car to drive to different locations


The passion and commitment to become a fully qualified civil engineering technician. It would be advantageous if you have already completed technical certificates in Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Civil Engineering, have previous related work experience, CSCS, but this is certainly not essential.

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