Civil Engineer Apprenticeship Wakefield Metropolitan District Council

Wakefield Council is a former winner of the National award of Large Employer of the Year for Apprenticeships. We offer a great opportunity to learn the role of a Civil Engineer working on all aspects with the Engineering Teams.

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

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,158.72 to £20,048.08

    We pay National Minimum Wage - 16-18yrs- £10,186, 18-20yrs- £14,450, 21-22yrs- £19,640, 23+yrs- £20,103 per yr. Receive 26 holiday days + 8 bank holidays Access to Local Government Pension scheme Access to subsided public transport

    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

    Working Monday - Friday, TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Develop experience, skills and knowledge to assist in carrying out a range of duties connected with the planning, design, inspection, repair, maintenance, management and new construction of the highway.
  • Participate in delivering services, specific projects and annual work programmes
  • Assist in planning and organising daily work, reading drawings, keeping records, following administration procedures.
  • Support the preparation of designs, reports and specifications for highway schemes.
  • Develop the skills to use levelling equipment, theodolite and measuring devices.
  • Develop the skills to enable use of computer based systems – e.g. AutoCAD, Key Accidents, GIS based applications.
  • Assist in preparing for appeals, including the assembly of relevant information and attending Public Inquiries as an observer.

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

  • You will attend a local training provider, usually on day release, to gain a Level 3 qualification for a Civil Engineering Technician.
  • You will gain exposure to a large range of Civil Engineering tasks
  • Gain a health & safety qualification
  • Attend enrichment activities to enhance your knowledge eg interview techniques, health & wellbeing, finance, disability awareness
  • Have the chance to attend marketing events and also take part in activities during National Apprenticeship Week

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Gain a Level 3 Apprenticeship standard in Civil Engineering
  • 2 years work experience in the public sector
  • Personal support to seek employment 4 months from the apprenticeship ending
  • The Apprenticeship programme has a high retention rate as there are many opportunities to gain employment with the Council.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent 2 x subjects (Grade 9-4, or A*-C, or Level 2 equiv) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 9-4, or A*-C, or Level 2 equiv) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4, or A*-C, or Level 2 equiv) Essential

About the employer

Wakefield Council is a local authority who provides many services to the citizens of Wakefield and the surrounding district. We are an ambitious, high achieving and low spending council, delivering value for money through efficiency and innovation. Continuous improvements to our high quality services means we need to employ talented and dedicated individuals to support our existing workforce.


Wakefield Metropolitan District Council


Wakefield One

Burton Street



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Civil engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Once the closing date has passed shortlisting will take place. Interview invites will be sent to successful shortlisted applicants. Unsuccessful applicants will be signposted to other opportunities.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Oct 2023