Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship position in Henley on Thames available SIMPSON ASSOCIATES CONSULTING LTD

Join our well respected civil engineering consultancy and you will have an outstanding career and gain a degree with ZERO student finance. We'll support you through your training to become a fully fledged civil engineer. You will work alongside experienced technicians and engineers to develop your knowledge of building engineering.

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Closing date: 16 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    6 monthly pay reviews, annual performance bonus, 25 days holiday with the option to purchase additional days.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm with one hour unpaid for lunch. One of these days per week will be spent at university.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    02 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • You will begin by learning CAD skills which are the basis of all the construction designs we do
  • You will work alongside experienced technicians and engineers to develop your knowledge of building engineering
  • You will translate civil engineers’ and architects’ designs into technical drawings, taking into account elements such as environmental features and utilities, making decisions and recommendations as to how these are dealt with
  • You will communicate with clients, suppliers and colleagues as part of this process
  • As your skills develop, you will then start to be involved in engineering design, working towards designing independently
  • You will be supported all along with on-the-job training and mentoring from our team of experienced, industry-leading professionals at our office in Henley

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

You will join as an apprentice engineer and start your degree in September 2023. Through this Level 6 degree apprenticeship you will gain a BEng in Civil Engineering from University of West London.

Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment. Attending university 1 day a week for 4 years at no cost to you. You’ll be working in the office in Henley for the other 4 days of the week and earning a salary. 

NOTE: Candidates must currently live within a practical daily travelling distance of the office in Henley to be considered for the position. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once you have successfully completed your degree, you will be appointed as a Graduate Civil or Structural Engineer. From there you will progress to managing your own projects as a Civil or Structural Engineer and the next step is to manage your own team of apprentices and graduates as a Senior or Principal Engineer. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills


A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade B) Desired
A Level or equivalent Physics (Grade B) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Engineering (Grade Distinction) Desired

Things to consider

We can only consider applicants who are based within practical daily commuting distance of our Henley on Thames office and have a permanent right to work in the UK.

About the employer

We are a well established and respected consultancy and are large enough to provide excellent career development and a friendly work environment but small enough to give you the opportunity to work in project teams side-by-side with senior staff. We work with clients including household names such as Whitbread, Merlin Entertainments (including Legoland), Costa, JD Wetherspoon, Soho House, Taylor Wimpey and Galliard so you'll get a wide variety of experience as you launch your career.








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Apprenticeship standard

Civil engineer (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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