Construction Technician Apprentice (Level 3) - BAM Nuttall Limited, Banbury BAM Nuttall Limited

This is a unique opportunity to develop a career within the construction sector, offering you the chance to develop skills and specialisations that are highly sought. Within this role you will develop an understanding and knowledge of the implementation of various methods to examine construction materials.

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

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Closing date: 17 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Earn up to £20,000 per year. Overtime available - uplift for working weekends (a lot of our technicians like to work these shifts for the extra money)

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday (7:30 AM-17:30 PM)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Working with the BAM Ritchies Laboratory Team you will test the behaviour of construction constituents including all earthworks materials, concrete, and aggregates.

The results of these tests will be used to improve the performance of existing products, to eliminate faults with materials already in use, and to help with the development of new technologies.

Through training and development provided you will work towards excellence in the following areas:

  • Carry out testing on site to assess material strength and flexibility under stress against specification requirements.
  • Maintain equipment calibrations and notify the lab manager of any defects requiring attention. 
  • To comply with laboratory and site safety procedures.
  • Responsible for maintaining training records.
  • Comply with the site quality system for materials testing laboratory, developing an understanding of materials reporting.
  • Analyse test results and produce reports that inform project engineers and managers against agreed deadlines.

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

At Tiro we’re obsessed with changing lives through science and technology apprenticeships so we can’t wait to have you on board.

Over 21 months, you’ll devote a minimum of 6 hours of your working week on ‘off the job’ training. This can include theory training (for example, virtual lessons & online learning), alongside practical training (for example shadowing, mentoring, & time spent writing assignments. Together this will count towards a Level 3 Laboratory Technician apprenticeship. You’ll be trained by an expert tutor from Tiro as well as an experienced mentor at BAM Nuttall who together, will make sure you develop the knowledge, skills, and work habits you’ll need to succeed in your career.

Being an apprentice is hands-on, so you’ll get the chance to learn things you might otherwise not have experienced in a university or college environment.

The best part? You’ll be earning a salary while you gain your qualifications, meaning no huge student loans to pay back at the end of the programme!

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Opportunity to remain permanent with company after apprenticeship is finished as a laboratory technician with a starting salary of £23,400.

BAM Nuttall Limited are committed to developing emerging talent. Individuals can use the apprenticeship plans to jumpstart a successful career in a skilled industry through on-the-job training and online study. Our goal is to transform you into a fully competent technician, ideally open to accepting a full-time, permanent position within the team, with opportunities for progression in the future. BAM Nuttall Limited care about your future and will work closely with you to ensure any areas of the business you want to progress into is made possible.

The successful applicants can expect full training and support to provide competency and responsibility in carrying out testing and to help develop a career in laboratory testing. Not only that but the apprentice will have the opportunity to become a registered Science technician (RSci Tech). 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade C or above (4 or above)) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C or above (4 or above)) Desired

Things to consider

On site canteen + kitchen

About the employer

BAM Nuttall are part of the Royal BAM Group listed on the Dutch stock exchange. Their group is one of Europe’s largest construction companies, employing 20,000 people globally, with an annual turnover of £7 billion. BAM Group was founded over 150 years ago and delivers exceptional engineering and construction experiences. Collaborating with clients across private and public sector partnerships in the UK and internationally. Their purpose is to create sustainable environments that enhance peoples’ lives. “We’re driven by a desire to deliver outcomes for clients and their customers, in a way that modernises the industry. We use digital engineering, a net zero carbon approach, placing sustainability and great people, at the heart of our organisation. We strive to enhance the lives of people and in the communities where we work.” - Ian Parish, Managing Director, BAM Nuttall.


BAM Nuttall Limited


Greatworth B4425 Road Compound



OX17 2EX

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Training provider



Emily Rankin

Apprenticeship standard

Laboratory technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

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Closing date: 17 Apr 2023