Apprentice Assistant Project Engineer Jles Group Limited

We have a requirement for Assistant Project Engineers to join our new expanding Central regional office. The employer has taken on several apprentices in the past so knows how to nurture and offer the correct support.

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

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Closing date: 04 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £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

    Mon to Thu 8.30am - 5pm Fri 8.30am - 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This role is predominantly associated with assisting the Engineering team on completing duties directly related to issues in the field. The role will be split between site and office work and provides varied day to day duties and responsibilities.

You will be rewarded by working for a growing company serving the rapidly growing house building sector who are a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer (2014 National Apprenticeship Awards). JLES has recently been awarded with Sub-Contractor of the year in 2016 in the Housebuilder Awards. Our successful teams are rewarded with foreign trips (skiing, Ibiza, etc.). If you are interested in business and not just construction then this is the ideal opportunity for you. You will be involved in all aspects of the business from engineering solutions to pricing and profit analysis and this opportunity could lead to you becoming a Chartered Engineer or Business Leader within our group of companies. We want people who have drive, ambition, personality and the desire to succeed and overcome challenges. We view this as an adventure and reward hard work with hard play at the end of the day.

A normal day would include:

  • Assist the Project Engineering team in reporting to the client.
  • Assisting the team with key projects issues as directed by the Line Manager.
  • Assist the Project Engineering team in the management of consultants and contractors.
  • Site inspections with Engineering team and adopting authority.
  • Seeking quotations from Sub-Contractors.
  • Cost analysis/Tender evaluation of Sub-contractors.
  • Works under close supervision to achieve time, cost and quality in all assignments.
  • Liaising and Managing Sub-contractors to complete works.
  • Liaisons with various Local Authorities/Chasing Adoption Certification from Local Authorities.
  • On site supervision of Stage 3 site works.
  • Flexible where possible in role & team contribution.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • GCSE (or equivalent) English and Maths at grade C or above (preferable).
  • Willing to learn about Project Engineering/Civil Engineering principles.
  • Understanding of current industry trends (not essential).
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • AutoCAD skills (not essential).
  • Microsoft Office competent.

Personal qualities

  • Energy and enthusiasm.
  • Confidence and ambition.
  • Desire to succeed and progress in career.
  • Contribution to team effort as well as individual tasks.
  • Positive attitude.

Qualifications required

If you don’t have grade C GCSE (or equivalent) in English and Maths, you will undertake Functional Skills whilst attenting the training centre.

Future prospects

Possible progression within the company and progression onto the next level apprenticeship.

About the employer

The JLES Group is an independently owned, nationwide multi-disciplined, 'consult and construct' construction company. We deliver our services to all major private UK market and public sectors.


Jles Group Limited


Unit 18

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Training provider

Full apprenticeship training provided, working towards an Advanced  Level Apprenticeship gaining an NVQ Level 3 qualification in Construction and the Built Environment.

Apprenticeship framework

Construction Civil Engineering

Training provider

The Growth Company

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills Solutions Ltd

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

Apply now

Closing date: 04 Nov 2017