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Civil Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship AKS WARD LTD

A fantastic opportunity for a motivated individual to start their professional life with a progressive and supportive employer. We are keen to appoint an apprentice civil engineering technician at our Oxford office, help them develop their knowledge and skills and join our team in a technician role on completion of their apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    We will also reimburse travel expenses for the journey to New College Swindon and back once a week.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 7.5 hours a day. Working hours can be varied by agreement within the core office hours of 8.30am and 6pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Client and Design Team Liaison:
 Develop positive trust based relationships with members of the design team
 Review drawn information issued by the design team
 Correspond with design team
 Carry out surveys of existing constructions, accompanied by their manager
Design and Drawings:
 Prepare sketches and drawings taking responsibility for dimensional accuracy and content
 Check drawings prepared by others for dimensional accuracy
Site Involvement:
 Attend site to inspect and report on construction progress and quality, normally accompanied by their manager
 Be observant of site Health and Safety issues
Quality Assurance:
 Fulfil the requirements of the Quality Management System ensuring all procedures are followed
Health & Safety:
 Encourage safe working methods for self and colleagues within and outside the office
 Keep technically up to date and maintain Continuous Professional Development records
 Aim to work as efficiently as possible at all times to ensure profitability of each commission

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

BTEC Level 3 in Civil Engineering
Consisting of 10 units:

7 mandatory units
3 optional units

How is it delivered?

Day release at New College Swindon for 18-24 months, this will include face to face delivery, remote learning opportunities and will also have practical elements to support the development of the apprentices skills.

End Point Assessment (EPA)

Stage 1- A project which will test the apprentice’s ability to integrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours acquired during the apprenticeship by developing a response to a technical project brief set by the Professional Engineering Institution, with a number of options and a rationale for the choice of one as the optimum solution.

A written report of 1400-1600 words which demonstrates how, in the course of their apprenticeship, the apprentice has integrated the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to be a competent Civil Engineering Technician. The report is verified by a professionally qualified engineer and will be used to inform the structured interview.

Stage 2- A 10-minute presentation by the apprentice to the Assessor Panel showcasing their response to the project brief. This will be followed by 10-15 minutes of questions and discussion.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After the successful completion of the apprenticeship the candidate will be promoted from Apprentice to Technician. There will be opportunities to continue remote learning if desired and further development towards either Senior Technician / BIM manager roles or progress toward further Engineering qualifications opening up opportunities of promotion to Civil Engineer.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Motivated, Keen to Learn


GCSE or equivalent English & Maths, (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

The candidate must be 17 or over. The role is based at Seacourt Tower office building . Free parking and cycle storage facilities are available. Otherwise, the office is around 20 min walk or an 8 min bus ride away from Oxford train station. The apprentice will be entitled to the following company benefits: • 27 days of annual leave plus bank holidays • Access to the Government Cycle Scheme • Travel season ticket loan if required • Travel expenses to / from college covered by the company • Health insurance via Vitality: includes healthy living incentives (discounted gym membership, cashback when buying healthy food etc.) • Life Insurance policy including an app based system of healthy living incentives: a step count leaderboard, earning activity based points to reclaim as vouchers with a variety of retailers • Enrolment into the company pension scheme (optional) You will need to complete pre-screening paperwork and have a chat with New College to discuss any experience, interest in the apprenticeship and how it is delivered You will need to complete initial assessments in maths and English By submitting your application, you confirm that you are happy for New College Swindon to share your information with the employer as part of the application process

About the employer

We are a firm of Consulting Structural and Civil Engineers: we design the structure, drainage and paved outdoor surfaces for construction projects, including schools, offices, hospitals and residential developments. We often work as part of a wider team including architects, building contractors and other specialists.








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Training provider



Carly Taylor

07595 201840

Apprenticeship standard

Civil engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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