Degree Apprenticeship Civil Engineering 2017 - London

Balfour Beatty Plc

You will follow a training programme as part of our ICE-accredited Degree Apprenticeship, geared towards you achieving Incorporated Engineer status. Depending on project requirements, you will be site or office based.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage

£149.85 - £260.85

Wages explained
The current National Minimum Wage rates are £4.05 an hour for 16 - 17 year olds, £5.60 an hour for 18 - 20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship(usually one day per week).

Working week

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Total hours per week: 37.00

Apprenticeship duration

6 years

Possible start date

01 Sep 2017

Date posted

03 Apr 2017

Apprenticeship level

Degree Level Apprenticeship

Reference number


What you'll be doing
  • To ensure that safe systems of work are in place on site and that all staff adhere to them 
  • To translate design information to construction teams so they can construct the project effectively and efficiently 
  • To manage the productivity on the site so that the project is completed on time 
  • To ensure that the project is completed to the specification and quality needed by the client 
  • To manage the activity on site in a way that adheres to cost and contract constraints 
  • To ensure that the site has minimal negative impact on the environment and community 
  • To manage interfaces between stakeholders associated with the project 
  • Develop an understanding of construction skills, terminology and methodology

You will attend college and university on a day or block release basis during the Apprenticeship.


The typical duration for this apprenticeship is six years but this may depend on your previous experience and qualifications. The apprenticeship will be split into two 3 year stages

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

As well as strong numeracy and well-developed team and People Skills, you have the passion and enthusiasm to keep the momentum going on a project.

Personal qualities

You will be able to set the pace as well as the standards for the team. You will also have the ability to describe what interests and motivates you to the construction industry.

Qualifications required

Entry Requirements:

  • Minimum of five GCSE’s (or equivalent) at grades A-C including Maths, English and Science, with a B in Maths 
  • Minimum 3 A-levels, HNC or equivalent at grades A-C including Maths, Science or Engineering
  • Pass pre-employment medical which will include a Drug & Alcohol test

Future prospects

We hope for you to join our Graduate programme at the end of the scheme gearing towards a permanant position at Balfour Beatty. For more information about what you can expect as a Balfour Beatty Apprentice and what’s involved in the scheme visit the website and view the profiles of our current apprentices across the Group.

About the employer

About Balfour Beatty: We are the UK's largest construction and infrastructure business. Each day our projects change peoples lives and communities for the better. We built the famous London Aquatics Centre and you will find our mark in all kinds of infrastructure like our schools and hospitals, major roads, rail and power networks. Each year we seek the best apprentices to come and join our ever-changing business. Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited with the Positive About Disabled People ("Two Ticks") symbol and are a member of Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme.


Balfour Beatty Plc

Training provider

The following qualifications will be gained:

  • BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering 
  • Industry certificates in Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme, Site Managers’ Safety Training Scheme and Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme 
  • Engineering Technician status and Technician Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers 
  • Incorporated Engineer status and Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers

Apprenticeship framework

Construction Civil Engineering

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Balfour Beatty Plc


Other information

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 per hour). This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

Employer's Application Instructions

All applications must be submitted online.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2017