Crouch Waterfall seeks a flexible candidate to assist with Civil and Structural designs in the Basingstoke office and beyond. This role involves supporting engineers and liaising with other offices for projects ranging from domestic to £20m in value. Ideal for those interested in infrastructure and structural design, eager to grow with the company.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Your pay will be between £18,000 to £24,000 dependant on prior experience

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, with an element of flexibility of start and finish times to equate to 8 hours per day between 08:00 - 18:00 (core working hours 09:30 - 16:30).

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    5 Years

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Reporting to senior management, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with Civil and Structural designs for several projects within the Basingstoke office and wider business.
  • They will work to support engineers and technicians to deliver the Civil and Structural engineering design whose scope will vary in value from small domestic projects up to £20m in construction value.
  • The candidate will also coordinate with other CW offices to ensure the quality delivery of these elements works within the wider business.

The training you will be getting

Upon completion you will receive a BEng Hons Degree in Civil Engineering which is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators.  (The Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Institute of Highway Engineers form the Joint Board of Moderators which assesses and makes recommendations on the accreditation and approval of relevant educational programmes that it will accept as meeting the requirement to register as a professional engineer with the Engineering Council.)

This apprenticeship requires attendance one day per week on Campus at the University of Portsmouth.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Career progression with a dynamic work force, with the aim of enabling the candidate to lead and deliver multi discipline projects across a wide range of portfolios across the width and breadth of the United Kingdom.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English Language or Literature (Grade 4-9 / A*-C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9 / A*-C) Desired
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade 112-128 UCAS Points) Desired

Things to consider

The position requires a candidate who is keen to diversify and encompass the scope of our project remits which covers commercial structures, public sector structures, rail, domestic and temporary works design amongst others. The role would suit someone with an interest in the background of infrastructure and structural design. To support your application, please send your CV and covering letter via email to copying in

About the employer

Crouch Waterfall is an established firm of Civil, Structural and Geotechnical Consulting Engineers with extensive experience of Railways, Buildings, Roads, Bridges and Waterways. The practice, formed in 1981, has enjoyed steady growth with works carried out throughout the UK from offices in Basingstoke, Bristol & Warrington. Crouch Waterfall’s main focus is within five main areas: Buildings, Rail, Bridges, Temporary Works and Embankments & Earthworks Design. These disciplines overlap within most projects and allow Crouch Waterfall to provide a comprehensive Structural, Civil and Geotechnical Engineering design service.




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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


John Ward

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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