Civil Engineer (Level 6) Degree Apprentice JAMES CHRISTOPHER CONSULTING LTD

We are offering a Level 6 Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship to a suitable candidate who will be aiming to achieve Incorporated Engineer status with the ICE and Engineering Council. Completion of a BEng (Hons) degree on a part time / day release at Northumbria University. The apprenticeship will be over 5 years with opportunity to progress.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Option of overtime. Pension contributions.

    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, typically 9am to 5pm (+/- 1 hour). Overtime may be required.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    66 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Working across our civil, structural and geotechnical departments
  • Assist the team with a range of technical drawings, calculations and reports using a range of software packages.
  • Attend site visits and meetings under the supervision of senior staff.
  • Work on a wide range of construction / civil engineering type projects across multiple industry sectors (predominantly North East).

The training you will be getting

  • BEng (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Level 6 University Apprenticeship.
  • Incorporated Engineer professional membership of the ICE and Engineering Council.
  • Training will be provided on day release at Northumbria University combined with on the job learning.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Option to progress in your professional career as a Civil Engineer.
  • Option to progress in your academic career through further training or professional reviews.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any subject (Grade B) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade B) Essential
A Level or equivalent Other analytical science subject (Grade B) Essential

Things to consider

You will occasionally be required to attend site visits or complete short periods of working outside i.e. site meetings, visits, inspections etc.

About the employer

JC Consulting (JCC), we were established in January 2004 as James Christopher Consulting (JCC) based in Low Fell, Gateshead. Following a rebrand and office move back in 2020 (during COVID), we are now based in the original Greggs factory in Gosforth, Newcastle (a development we were directly involved in alongside the developer). Over the past circa 20 years we have since grown steadily into one of the North Easts leading independent engineering consultancies, employing around 25 – 30 staff across our three specialist departments; Civil, Structural and Geotechnical / Geo-environmental engineering. We have developed extensive experience over the years in delivering projects for a variety of different clients across a wide range of sectors and clients such as small residential developments to large commercial schemes as well as large flood alleviation schemes with the Environment Agency. We have plenty of information on our website and are available on social media for an idea of the types of jobs we are working on day to day.




Unit 16

The Stottie Shed

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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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