Apprentice Geospatial Survey Technician Altrad (MEH Alliance)

As an MEH Alliance Geospatial Survey Technician Apprentice you will work closely and pro-actively within teams across multiple contractors across HPC. As a qualified and experienced Engineering Surveyor, you will have a specialist skillset that will be invaluable to HPC and create opportunities for you to work on future nuclear projects in the UK.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    5 Days per week, 8.00am - 4.30pm. Days to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    10 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    14 available

What you will do in your working day

As an MEH Alliance apprentice you will:

  • Work within site-based teams under the guidance of Senior Surveyors
  • Carrying out tasks such as levelling, setting out, survey control network installation, data processing and reporting
  • Have a strong support network giving you the chance to achieve your potential
  • Work across HPC to build a clear understanding of the Nuclear New Build sector

You will learn to:

  • Work collaboratively with different functions to build a clear understanding of their HPC scope
  • Work closely with other Surveyors and Engineers in the MEH Alliance
  • How to use surveying instruments which include digital levels, GPS and Total Stations
  • Undertake equipment checks and adjustments
  • Apply geometric principles for good systems of work
  • How to process survey data and production of as-built drawings in line with client requirements
  • Complete topographic Surveys

To apply, you need:

  • 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) grade C/4 or above in English and Maths and 3 other subjects
  • Competency in using Microsoft packages such as Teams, Outlook, Excel and Word with an aptitude to work with other software

You will attend college to complete Level 3 Geospatial Survey Technician apprenticeship and you will regularly attend in house training and development as part of the programme.

The training you will be getting

  • A Level 3 qualification in Geospatial Survey Technician
  • End Point Assessment (EPA)
  • A mixture of off the job knowledge training, complemented by working alongside experienced Surveyors at HPC

Blended learning to complete Level 3 Geospatial Survey Technician apprenticeship with the requirement to attend block release training at Dudley College, Black Country & Marches Institute of Technology Campus, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4AL, and you will regularly attend in house training and development as part of the programme.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The apprenticeship will provide the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviours to apply to become an Associate member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or an Associate Member of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, High levels of motivation, Keen to learn


GCSE or equivalent 3 additional GCSE subjects (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

You will be working on Europe's biggest infrastructure project. Share our HPC values of Humility, Positivity, Respect, Clarity and Solidarity. Competency in using Microsoft packages such as Teams, Outlook, Excel and Word with an aptitude to work with other software.

About the employer

Are you interested in a career as an Engineering Surveyor? Do you want to be part of the first UK nuclear new build project in a generation? Do you want to join a sector that will see more and more strategic infrastructure projects in the pipeline nationally. We have exciting opportunities for enthusiastic people to join our Surveying Team on Hinkley Point C, Somerset. Contributing to delivering a project which will help the UK take a major step towards reducing carbon emissions and supporting the drive to Net Zero.


Altrad (MEH Alliance)


Building 2-3, Woodlands Business Park

Bristol Road



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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


Claire Harper

01384 363107

Apprenticeship standard

Geospatial survey 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

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