Apprentice Civil Engineer R A B CONSULTANTS LTD

If you are studying A level Maths, Engineering or Science and enjoy analysing problems, using your judgement to find innovative solutions and would like to work on civil engineering projects in the flood risk management sector, please apply to RAB Consultants. The starting salary is £16,000 per annum with a review in September 2023.

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

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Closing date: 16 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The salary is due for a review on 1st September 2023 (therefore not reflected in pay rate quoted). You will be eligible for overtime. There is a bonus scheme. There is a pension scheme and life cover.

  • Working week

    You will work Monday to Friday. There is a 37 hour working week including 7.5 hours Monday to Thursday and 7 hours on Friday. You will travel to sites on certain days which will involve longer days for which you will be able to claim overtime. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    66 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    26 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Investigate flood mechanisms and quantify flood risk using hydrological and hydraulic theories, calculations and computer models.
  • Assess options and design flood alleviation and sustainable drainage solutions.
  • Visit sites across the UK to assess flood risk, the condition of flood management assets, conduct appropriate surveys and tests.
  • Write reports with appropriate conclusions and recommendations using plain English.
  • Produce guidance and procedures to support flood risk management projects.
  • Support clients, from initial enquiry through to project delivery and post-project support.

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

  • At the end of the Apprenticeship you will achieve a Civil Engineering Level 6 Degree with honours.
  • You will attend the University of Coventry one day per week during term time. 
  • You will also attend a range of relevant courses and receive a breadth of training opportunities with work. These include Flood Asset Inspection training, PFR Surveyor training and training in using CAD, Flood Modelling software and GIS.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Once qualified you will need to gain IEng ICE status.
  • You will be an Assistant Engineer or an Engineer depending on experience.
  • You will be able to work across the company in Engineering, Design, Drainage, Flood Modelling and Surveying.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative


A Level or equivalent Any relevant subject (Grade C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths/Engineering/Science (Grade B) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths/Engineering/Science (Grade C) Essential

Things to consider

This opportunity will involve some travelling and occasional overnight stays. Most of the work will be office based with some work based on site. The site work can involve walking in the countryside and near waterways. Some of the work may involve dealing with members of the public.

About the employer

RAB Consultants are a national Resilience and Flood Risk company with a local feel. We work in collaboration with our clients to meet their needs flexibly, in a way which works for them, and invariably evolves into a long-standing partnership based on trust and credibility. We assess flood risk, engineer solutions and design sustainable drainage systems for clients all over the UK. We help our clients reduce the risk of flooding and coastal erosion in our communities across the UK. We help both our UK and Overseas clients to prepare for and plan major incident responses.




Bedford Heights

Manton Lane


MK41 7PH


Alexandros Tsavdaris

0330 2236475

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Civil engineer (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 16 Jun 2023