Civil Engineer Apprentice Northumberland County Council

During the role you will do the following: Work alongside qualified civil engineers, managers, and colleagues to learn aspects of the role. Prepare and produce sketches, diagrams, and models, to support technical problem-solving.

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

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Closing date: 11 Jan 2024

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

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, shifts, may work evenings and weekends.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assist in the preparation and production of plans, designs, and documentation to relevant codes of practice and industry standards  
  • Operate bespoke software which includes working with mapping and planning systems. 
  • Assist colleagues on site visits, take photographs and log details of visits.   
  • Carry out calculations and data analysis,  
  • Provide general administrative tasks such as processing information, creation and collating of documents, photocopying.

The training you will be getting

You will receive a Level 3 apprenticeship in Civil engineering technician. This will earn you a Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Civil Engineering (603/1217/8).

All training will be delivered face to face, with a 1-day release per week. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon completion of your apprenticeship, the vision is that you move into a permanent role within the department or wider Council.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade Grade 4/C or above) Essential

About the employer

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate. For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here:


Northumberland County Council


Tyne Mills

NE46 1XL

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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 engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 11 Jan 2024