Civil Engineering Apprenticeship - Level 4 (Technical Apprenticeship) BAM NUTTALL LIMITED

Join us as a Civil Engineering apprentice and from day one you will be working with an experienced team and will be able to make an instant contribution to running a multi-million pound project. As a Civil Engineering apprentice, you will be learning all about the technical, organisational and supervisory side of construction projects.

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

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Annual salary review, online retail discount platform, volunteering days, wellbeing days, professional development bonus.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday (40 hours per week). Working times on site vary, but are typically between 8.00am - 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    21 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Civil Engineers are construction professionals who make up our site supervisory team. They work on infrastructure projects such as roads, rail and nuclear. Our Civil Engineering Apprentices work predominantly outdoors, turning site plans into reality.

As a Civil Engineering Apprentice, you will work with an experienced team of Engineers, who will support your learning in: 

  • Using specialist equipment to set out works accurately from drawings
  • Delivering safety briefings to site visitors and subcontractors
  • Managing Health and Safety, Quality and Environment on site
  • Using the latest digital technology to mitigate risks on projects
  • Develop friendly and professional relations with the site workforce
  • Using creative and logical thinking to solve problems

The training you will be getting

Enjoy a university style experience, whilst getting paid! Our unique programme offers you the opportunity to live in Leeds on a block release basis for 9 weeks of the year (hotel accommodation provided and travel paid). Our 200 apprentices from across the UK come together at Leeds College of Building forming the perfect academic and social community to thrive. 

When you're not at college, you will be learning from industry specialists on one of our sites across the UK. 

You will work towards a Level 4 apprenticeship in Civil Engineering standard, a Level 4 qualification in Construction and Built Environment and Technician membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

At BAM we are committed to investing in your development. Upon completion of our Level 4 apprenticeship, you will recieve a promotion and the opportunity to progress on to our Degree programme. 

After completing the full 5 year programme with BAM most of our apprentices have their full Degree, Incorporated membership of the Institute of Civil Engineers and are earning in excess of £30,000 + company car / allowance.

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


GCSE or equivalent 5 x GCSE's (Grade 9 - 4 (A*-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4 (C) or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5 (B) or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent STEM A Levels / Level 3 Equivalent (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

We have opportunities throughout the UK. Due to the nature of the role, apprentices must be willing to travel / stay away from home

About the employer

We are part of the Royal BAM Group, one of Europe's leading Civil Engineering, Construction and Property Services companies. The art of building is about building for communities; it’s about building for life. Where others stop, we go further, leading the way towards a sustainable tomorrow for us and future generations. As an industry leader, we raise the bar.  Our values: sustainable, inclusive, collaborative, reliable and ownership, enable us to achieve our ambitions. Today, tomorrow and every day.




Devonport Dockyard



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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 senior technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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: 29 Feb 2024