Construction Technician Apprentice BAM Nuttall Limited

We're looking for our next fearless apprentice, to work with our ambitious employer BAM Ritchies, the ground engineering division of BAM Nuttall

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

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Closing date: 25 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Starting salary £19,000 per annum, increasing to £22,500 in your second year! 22 days annual leave plus bank holidays ( 2 weeks off for Christmas) 2 Wellbeing days per year and 1 volunteering day

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday (7:30 AM-17:30 PM) Overtime available - uplift for working weekends (a lot of our technicians like to work these shifts for the extra money) Workings hours are 40 hours per week (plus weekend overtime where needed)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As a BAM Apprentice you join other apprentices and will be learning from experienced BAM colleagues and will be adding value to the team in no time.  We don’t require any prior experience as we’ll teach you everything you need to know about materials testing in the construction industry; you just need to be ready to work hard and get your hands dirty!  This apprenticeship provides great variety as you’ll experience life out on site as well as in the lab carrying out testing. 

The project you’ll be on is The Devonport dockyard refurbishment project which will take place at the Devonport Royal Dockyard, the largest naval base in Western Europe. The facility has been supporting the Royal Navy for more than 300 years since 1691. The vast site covers more than 650 acres and has 15 dry docks, four miles of waterfront, 25 tidal berths and five basins.

This apprenticeship is a unique opportunity to develop a career within the construction sector, offering you the chance to develop skills and specialisations that are highly sought.
Within this role you will develop an understanding and knowledge of the implementation of various methods to examine construction materials. Through training and development provided you will work towards excellence in the following areas:

  • Carrying out sampling and testing of construction materials, soils, aggregates and concrete in line with Standards and customers specification.
  • Carrying out a point of work risk assessment
  • Checking that equipment to be used is in calibration and if broken or damaged this is reported to line manager immediately.
  • Entering and completing on appropriate sheets all records, readings and results that arise from the procedure being carried out.
  • Communicating clear instructions to site teams based on a thorough understanding of Client specification and expectations
  • Provide clear and concise data to demonstrate compliance
  • Carrying out testing using equipment checked for calibration to demonstrate compliance
  • Delivering daily/weekly work programmes with site teams
  • Maintaining detailed site diary
  • Maintaining personal CPD record and CV to demonstrate career development
  • Carrying out any other relevant duties as requested from time to time.

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

At Tiro we’re obsessed with changing lives through science and technology apprenticeships so we can’t wait to have you on board.

Over 21 months, you’ll devote a minimum of 6 hours of your working week on ‘off the job’ training. This can include theory training (for example, virtual lessons & online learning), alongside practical training (for example shadowing, mentoring, & time spent writing assignments. Together this will count towards a Level 3 Laboratory Technician apprenticeship. You’ll be trained by an expert tutor from Tiro as well as an experienced mentor at BAM Nuttall who together, will make sure you develop the knowledge, skills, and work habits you’ll need to succeed in your career.

Being an apprentice is hands-on, so you’ll get the chance to learn things you might otherwise not have experienced in a university or college environment.

The best part? You’ll be earning a salary while you gain your qualifications, meaning no huge student loans to pay back at the end of the programme!

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

BAM Nuttall Limited are committed to developing emerging talent. Individuals can use the apprenticeship plans to jumpstart a successful career in a skilled industry through on-the-job training and online study. Our goal is to transform you into a fully competent technician, ideally open to accepting a full-time, permanent position within the team, with opportunities for progression in the future. BAM care about your future and will work closely with you to ensure any areas of the business you want to progress into is made possible.   We have many apprentices in BAM who have progressed their careers and are achieving great things in the world of construction. 

The successful applicants can expect full training and support to provide competency and responsibility in carrying out testing and to help develop a career in laboratory testing. Not only that but the apprentice will have the opportunity to become a registered Science technician (RSci Tech). 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired

About the employer

BAM Ritchies is the ground engineering division of BAM Nuttall We provide fully integrated services for a wide range of customers – both public and private sector, from small local projects to national critical infrastructure. We were named Contractor of the Year at the Ground Engineering awards 2021, and with over 60 years, we’ve built a reputation as the go-to ground engineering team for complex problem solving and best-value, sustainable delivery – with no surprises. The Royal BAM Group is one of Europe’s largest construction companies, employing 20,000 people globally, with an annual turnover of £7 billion. Their purpose is to create sustainable environments that enhance peoples’ lives. “We’re driven by a desire to deliver outcomes for clients and their customers, in a way that modernises the industry. We use digital engineering, a net zero carbon approach, placing sustainability and great people, at the heart of our organisation. We strive to enhance the lives of people and in the communities where we work.” - Ian Parish, Managing Director.


BAM Nuttall Limited


Hms Drake

Devonport Dockyard



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Training provider



Emily Rankin

01273 776779

Apprenticeship standard

Laboratory technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Follow the link through to our website to apply today!

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

Apply now

Closing date: 25 Sep 2023