Apprentice Civil Engineer PP O'CONNOR LIMITED

We have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Civil Engineer to join our growing design team receiving ‘on the job training’ working on a wide range of civil engineering projects across the region and being allocated a senior engineer or senior technician who will provide mentoring during the apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 18 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    8am - 5pm, Mon - Fri (1 hour unpaid lunch)

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    16 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Vacancy Description:

  • Ensure that setting out requirements are met in a timely manner for the element of the works being undertaken – liaise with the Site Manager, don’t delay the project.
  • Check the contract programme for upcoming works and that all relevant detail is known and set out.
  • Ensure that the setting out arrangements are communicated to the gang undertaking the works (for example, how to ‘bone-in’ or track sheets for drainage, et cetera) and that the gang understand exactly what they are to construct (extracts of drawings, sketches provided to the gang with relevant dimensions/details).
  • Be sure that you understand the method of measurement for the project you are involved in and liaise with the Quantity Surveyor (QS) if unclear.
  • Ensure that all surveys are done when required before the surface to be surveyed is disturbed in line with measurement and as built requirements.
  • When a survey is done and downloaded for processing it is still the site engineer’s responsibility to ensure that the drawing or measure is produced and submitted.

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

Civil Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Civil Engineering 

  • Maths and English Functional skills if required.
  • End point assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression available for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Willing to learn, Motivated, Flexible


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 9-4/A*-C) Desired

About the employer

PP O’Connor celebrates over half a century as a leading force in the construction industry. Specialising in civil engineering, bulk earthworks, remediation, complex demolition and deconstruction, sustainable disposal and aggregate supply and a new minor construction works division PP O’Connor delivers a full construction service from conception to completion.




61 Mosley Road, Trafford Park

M17 1GJ

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Training provider



Mary Takhar


Apprenticeship standard

Civil engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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