Environmental Practitioner Degree Level Apprenticeship MOTT MACDONALD LIMITED

Can you imagine contributing to the design, construction and maintenance of everything around us, and on some of the worlds most high profile projects? Using programmes such as computer aided design and building information management, you’ll learn engineering principles and technics to help design and deliver infrastructure and buildings.

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Closing date: 31 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Following a successful probationary period, you will receive bi-annual salary reviews for the entire duration of your apprenticeship As an employee owned business all staff are eligible for a yearly bonus. We also operate a merit bonus scheme

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    66 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Working within environmental and sustainability teams to deliver Sustainability Strategies, Environmental Management Plans, EIAs and Sustainability Appraisals. Assist with EIA screening and scoping studies and help to manage the delivery of EIA and environmental reports
  • Assist with the analysis of potential environmental impacts, working with wider multidisciplinary teams to develop sustainable designs and produce mitigation plans
  • Engage with a diverse range of specialists through the company on different projects, including defense, roads, railways, flood management, water resources and with clients in the public and private sector. Developing field of interest and shaping career will progression through this engagement
  • Get involved with our Early Career Professionals activities to develop skills and build a network, through seminars, training courses and on the job learning. This will supplement time at university and allow practical application of knowledge
    Support will be provided by a line manager, professional mentor, and network of apprentices within the company, as well as the support from university tutors, which will be linked through regular coordinated tripartite reviews between academic and company staff
  • Support with organisation and undertaking of environmental surveys which may include ecology, air quality and noise including the preparation of relevant health and safety documentation 
    Production of environmental drawings and plans using digital software including GIS
  • Environmental data collection, management, review and analysis 
    Environmental modelling and quantitative analysis
  • Survey support and site visits
  • Client and stakeholder engagement
  • Background research and literature reviews
  • Assessment of environmental impacts in accordance with overarching policy and legislation
  • Development of innovative solutions
  • Project, programme and bid management support
  • Building awareness of commercial setting
  • Contributing to technical notes and reporting
  • Application of GIS tools for data manipulation and analysis
  • Undertaking training courses to support development
  • Collaboration through forums and seminars

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

You will attend university one day a week to work towards your degree qualification.

You will have the full support of your wider team, as well as a line manager, mentor and buddy, and a dedicated learning and development team.

You will join our 2 year 'accelerate your future' internal training scheme as well as company provided training sessions.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

You will receive a BSc(Hons) in Civil Engineering and receive industry certificates in Site Safety Plus, Site Managers’ Safety Training Scheme and Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme.

This apprenticeship will include the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to achieve Incorporated Engineer status with the Institution of Civil Engineers and lead to the designatory letters IEng MICE. The professional review process for IEng MICE is included in the final assessment process.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 7 / B or equivilant) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Science (Grade A*-C) Essential

About the employer

We’re a management, engineering and development consultancy which works on projects across the world. By challenging norms, we like to solve humanity’s most difficult problems. We’re committed to making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of our staff as well as the environment, and communities in which we operate.




Floor 3

1 Whitehall Riverside




Andrew Challis



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Environmental practitioner (Degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Employer's Application Instructions

You will complete our strength based assessment online and an application form. If successful you will have a face2face, or virtual, interview with your future team.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 May 2023