Civil & Structural Engineer Apprenticeship LARK COOPER LTD

We offer an opportunity to start your career in the construction industry with our civil engineering degree apprenticeship. We offer a well rounded scheme over a wide range of project types, sectors and construction materials.

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Closing date: 01 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay is reviewed annually, with pay rises as skills and experience increase. There is an annual bonus scheme linked to personal and company performance, as well as other company benefits that will be disucssed with you.

  • Working week

    This would be a permanent full-time position, with a 37.5 hour working week, with exact hours to be agreed. Working days are Monday to Friday, with one day a week spent at university.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    66 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will start by learning AutoCAD to develop drawings skills and understanding how buildings are constructed. You will be guided by experienced engineers and technicians, with additional training an courses as needed.

As you develop your knowledge and work through your degree you will experience translating your university knowledge into practical engineering designs for real world projects.

Support and guidance will be provided to you throughout, with agreed time set aside to assist with university work if required.

  • Manage the planning, budgeting and organisation of tasks, people and resources through the use of appropriate management systems, working to agreed quality standards, project programme and budget, within legal, contractual and statutory requirements.
  • Communicate effectively and provide guidance to others through design models, calculations, reports, drawings, specifications, presentations, digital media and discussions with those both inside and outside the industry.
  • Carry out and record the continuing professional development necessary to maintain and enhance knowledge and competence as a civil engineer.

The training you will be getting

You will finish the apprenticeship with a BEng in Civil Engineering, and an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

Upon successful completion of the course you will be promoted to a graduate or junior engineer, with plenty of opportunity to progress further.

You will work in the Stroud office of Lark Cooper for 4 days a week, with 1 day at university.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once qualified you will become a graduate or junior engineer.

You will start to be responsible for your own projects, as well as assisting new apprentices and graduates.

You will be able to progress to become a full chartered engineer, as well as working towards managment positions as desired.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Team working


A Level or equivalent Mathematics (Grade C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Physics, Chemistry or Biology (Grade C) Desired

Things to consider

You will need to be within a reasonable commutable distance to our offices, and be able to travel to UWE on specific days.

About the employer

We are a small civil and structural engineering consultancy, with projects in the small to medium sized range. Whilst small, our clients range from large fast food chains and restaurants, government funded contracts, local and national developers, and domestic clients. We offer a broad range of projects and experience not generally found with larger consultancies. We have built up a reputation for high quality work, our friendly approach, and ability to solve complex engineering problems.




Unit 1

Salmon Springs Industrial Estate

Painswick Road



Mike Rowley

01453 619285

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Civil engineer (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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