Civil Engineering Level 3 Apprentice PFA CONSULTING LTD

As an apprentice in the Design Team, you will assist in the design and delivery of traffic management schemes, cycling schemes and public transport schemes. You will assist in the preparation of design and construction drawings for highway works implemented by developers, predominantly new carriageway and footway construction work.

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Closing date: 21 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £17,500.00

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday – between 8.00am and 6.00pm (3 flexible start times).

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000240743

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • As an apprentice in the Design Team, you will assist in the design and delivery of traffic management schemes, cycling schemes and public transport schemes.
  • You will assist in the preparation of design and construction drawings for highway works implemented by developers, predominantly new carriageway and footway construction work. 
  • This requires interaction and collaboration with teams covering engineering design, water management and flood risk and transport planning.
  • You will work alongside existing qualified Civil Engineers where you will assist them in developing designs and programming of works.
  • You’ll learn how to outline and detail design using various Computer Aided Design software programmes, alongside using Microsoft Office such as Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • In addition, you’ll be taught how to produce and understand drawings, reading and interpreting specifications, surveys and setting out.

The training you will be getting

  • Throughout your 39-month apprenticeship, we will allocate to you a workplace mentor to give you the guidance and support needed for completing your Level 3 Civil Engineering Technician course. 
  • Level 3 National Diploma in Civil Engineering.
  • This will involve day release learning at New College, Swindon.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On completion of your apprenticeship, the opportunity will be provided to retain a full-time position within the company, developing and furthering your career with a professional body such as the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) training scheme where you can work towards your Chartership.


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, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 6/B and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent minimum of 5 GCSES (Grade 4/C and above) Essential

Things to consider

This vacancy may close earlier if a suitable candidate is found. Can travel by bus, free parking, pension scheme and private health scheme after successful probational period. You will need to have an initial pre-screen with New College Swindon before your application is put forward to PFA Consulting LTD.

About the employer

PFA Consulting is a civil engineering and transport planning consultancy providing professional services to the planning, development and construction industry. We specialise in the provision of transport planning, highway and infrastructure engineering, drainage, flood risk, project management and construction supervision. Our services range from initial appraisals and feasibility studies through to detailed design and implementation of projects. Expert advice is given on matters relating to vehicular and non-vehicular access, sustainable transport, transport modelling, parking, public transport, surface and foul water drainage, flood storage and flood risk assessments and all infrastructure related matters. Our services include the preparation of Transport and Drainage Assessments, inputs to Environmental Statements, the preparation of Travel Plans, the detail design of infrastructure and the preparation, letting and administration of construction contracts. The measure of our success is the quality of our client list which features many of the country’s leading housebuilders, land developers, national and international commercial companies, retail operators, educational establishments and public sector bodies as well as private individuals. Senior members of staff are competent in the preparation and presentation of evidence for planning appeals and representing clients’ interests at public inquiries or hearings. We regularly work with many of the prominent members of the Planning Bar. We also provide expert advice relating to planning agreements and planning obligations including S106 planning agreements, S278 and S38 highway agreements and other less common legal matters. All senior members of staff are chartered, or working towards their chartership in their respective profession with a wide-ranging depth and breadth of experience. We regularly work on projects as part of multi-disciplinary teams which may include planning consultants, architects, other engineers, lawyers, landscape architects and surveyors. The Company operates a Quality Management System to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018.

Employer

PFA CONSULTING LTD

Address

STRATTON PARK HOUSE

WANBOROUGH ROAD

SWINDON

SN3 4HG

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Training

Training provider

NEW COLLEGE SWINDON

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

Contact

Kirsty

Kirsty.Bain@newcollege.ac.uk

07564576155

Apprenticeship standard

Civil engineering 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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