Apprentice - Civil Engineering - Reading BECHTEL LIMITED

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

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Closing date: 27 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    20 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assist in conceptual designs, studies, reports, and proposals
  • Checks suppliers’ drawings and data for compliance with specifications
  • Ensure technical submissions comply with the accepted format and design requirements
  • Provide technical engineering input on designs, documentation, and provide appropriate responses
  • Assists in detailed development of established design concepts for systems, structures, and equipment
  • Coordinates assigned work with other technical personnel as directed
  • Assists in development and verification of project control documents and status reports
  • Supporting the team to deliver safe and affordable design solutions that meet requirements
  • Identify and assess design risks within a project
  • Attend public consultation and planning forums, working with local communities identifying priorities
  • Support Senior Engineers in liaising with external stakeholders, fully capturing their input as part of the project’s technical requirements 

The training you will be getting

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. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

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

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


A Level or equivalent Mathematics Science in either Chemistry (Grade 112) Essential
Other • Ability to obtain BPSS Security clearance (Grade NA) Essential

Things to consider

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

About the employer

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.








Peter Miller

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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 site management (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

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 27 Aug 2024