Level 3 Civil Engineering Technician Apprenticeship AECOM LIMITED

We are looking for a hardworking and enthusiastic Civil Engineering Technician apprentice to join our team in Swindon. Successful candidates will work on a variety of projects from concept design to implementation. Those selected will have to be focused on delivery of results to our clients whilst finding enjoyment in technically challenging projects

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 4.30pm. Breaks tbc.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    39 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    10 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will use industry leading computer software while working on a variety of rail projects, specific expertise including: 

  • Production of CAD (Computer Aided Design) drawings
  • Production of detailed 3D models with the highest level of accuracy
  • Supporting the administration of projects, including maintaining records, data, and attribution of files
  • Supporting several rail disciplines on a rotation basis, learning how all these teams collaborate and support projects
  • Working towards Advanced Apprenticeship/NVQ Level 3 in civil/electrical engineering
  • Working towards achieving Engineering Technician (EngTech) status with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) or equivalent professional body

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

Civil Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

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 and remote learning opportunities, and will also have practical elements to support the development of the apprentice's 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?

Progression is based on professional development with working experience, competence and guided learning, so the right candidate may find themselves moving into a full-time position and further upon completion. AECOM offers a career framework that offers clear progression from trainee and apprentice levels up to technical leaders and management.

Successful apprentices will follow a performance and rewards scheme every year with their line manager who will support them in reaching their full potential.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Creative, Practical, Adaptable, Enthusiastic, Methodical


GCSE or equivalent 3 further GCSE's (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English & maths (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

AECOM is in the town centre of Swindon, adjacent to the Bus Station. Apprentices should be aware some confidential projects require signing secrecy agreements. 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

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world. We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it is improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment, and new energy. We are one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world. Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity. We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you are working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed. You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds, and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients. We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business. We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career. When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program, and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let us get started.




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Training provider



Carly Taylor



Apprenticeship standard

Civil engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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