Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship positions in Gloucester available SIMPSON ASSOCIATES CONSULTING LTD

Join our well respected civil engineering consultancy and you will have an outstanding career and gain a degree with ZERO student finance. We 'll support you through your training to become a fully fledged civil engineer.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    6 monthly pay reviews, annual performance bonus, 25 days holiday with the option to purchase additional days.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm with one hour unpaid for lunch. One of these days per week will be spent at university.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    5 Years

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    15 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • You will begin by learning CAD skills which are the basis of all the construction designs we do
  • You will work alongside experienced technicians and engineers to develop your knowledge of building engineering
  • You will translate civil engineers’ and architects’ designs into technical drawings, taking into account elements such as environmental features and utilities, making decisions and recommendations as to how these are dealt with
  • You will communicate with clients, suppliers and colleagues as part of this process

As your skills develop, you will then start to be involved in engineering design, working towards designing independently. You will be supported all along with on-the-job training and mentoring from our team of experienced, industry-leading professionals at our office in Gloucester.

The training you will be getting

You will join as an apprentice engineer and start your degree in September 2024. Through this Level 6 degree apprenticeship you will gain a BEng in Civil Engineering from University of West of England. attending university 1 day a week for 5 years at no cost to you.

You’ll be working in the office in Gloucester for the other 4 days of the week and earning a salary. 

NOTE: Candidates must currently live within a practical daily travelling distance of the office in Gloucester to be considered for the position. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once you have successfully completed your degree, you will be appointed as a Graduate Civil or Structural Engineer. From there you will progress to managing your own projects as a Civil or Structural Engineer and the next step is to manage your own team of apprentices and graduates as a Senior or Principal Engineer. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills


A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade B) Desired
A Level or equivalent Physics (Grade B) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Engineering (Grade Distinction) Desired

Things to consider

We can only consider applicants who are based within easy commuting distance of our Gloucester office and have a permanent right to work in the UK.

About the employer

We are a well established and respected consultancy and are large enough to provide excellent career development and a friendly work environment but small enough to give you the opportunity to work in project teams side-by-side with senior staff. We work with clients including household names such as Whitbread, Merlin Entertainments (including Legoland), Costa, JD Wetherspoon, Soho House, Taylor Wimpey and Galliard so you'll get a wide variety of experience as you launch your career.





Elmbridge Court Business Park



Abi Soden


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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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