Apprentice - Civil Engineering - Reading


Reading, RG7 4PR

Closes on Tuesday 27 August

Posted on 20 December 2023


Join us as Apprentice Civil Engineer to work within our AWE project.  Atomic Weapons Enterprise supports the UK Government’s nuclear defense strategy, continuous at Sea Deterrent, UK’s counterterrorism and nuclear threat reduction activities. Management of Environment, Safety, Health, and Wellbeing underpins all activities at AWE and Bechtel

Annual wage

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Civil engineering site management (degree) (level 6)
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Thursday 5 September


2 Years

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

This Level 6 civil engineering apprenticeship will open up many pathways in the construction industry with prospects in a wide range of sectors such as railway, aviation, telecommunications and energy amongst others. 
Our Apprenticeship Programme will allow you to grow and develop as part of our ‘Early Career Hire’ Talent pipeline within our Engineering team. This will provide you with the experience, training and support needed to become an Engineer. 

Where you’ll work





An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Civil engineering site management (degree) (level 6)

Equal to degree

Course contents
  • To develop and apply practical engineering solutions using established and emerging civil engineering technologies such as, but not limited to, new materials or off-site manufacture
  • Be able to identify, review and select techniques, procedures and methods to undertake engineering tasks. Be able to contribute to the design, development and implementation of engineering solutions and evaluate their effectiveness
  • Be able to plan for effective project management, plan and organise resources, tasks and people. Be able to manage teams and staff to meet project requirements and be able to manage quality processes.
  • Be able to prepare and control budgets and apply statutory and commercial frameworks to ensure profitability and adherence to budget.
  • Be able to identify and manage risks of health, safety and welfare in line with legislation, hazards and safe systems of work.
  • Be able to manage engineering activities in a way that contributes to sustainable development and implements best practice.
  • Be able to communicate well with others at all levels and discuss plans and issues. Demonstrate personal and social skills and an ability to deal with colleagues and stakeholders in a way that enhances equality and diversity. Be able to proactively transfer information to teams and staff.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    A Level or equivalent in:

    • Mathematics Science in either Chemistry (grade 112)
    • • Ability to obtain BPSS Security clearance (grade NA)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Full Driving License ( Ideal)

    Other requirements

    What you can expect from us • Pension Scheme • Private Medical Coverage • Life Insurance Program • Employee Assistance Programme

    About this company

    Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals.

    Disability Confident

    Disability Confident

    A fair proportion of interviews for this apprenticeship will be offered to applicants with a disability or long-term health condition. This includes non-visible disabilities and conditions.

    You can choose to be considered for an interview under the Disability Confident scheme. You’ll need to meet the essential requirements to be considered for an interview.

    After this apprenticeship

    The right candidate may move into further employment andqualifications in areas of interest such as project controls, ES&H, supply chain etc.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Peter Miller

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000219330.

    Apply now

    Closes on Tuesday 27 August

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