Apprentice Civil Engineering Technician SCHEMA ENGINEERING LTD

We require an Apprentice Civil Engineering Technician to join the team due to our expanding business. This is a great opportunity to learn from industry experts and gain valuable work/ technical experience for future college and/ or university courses. You will learn all aspects of Civil Engineering as well as support with projects and designs.

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Closing date: 24 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The weekly wage equates to £285.00.

  • Working week

    Working hours will start at 9:00 and will finish at 17:00/ 17:30. 60 minute break every day. Days TBC.

    Total hours per week: 38.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Within this role as an Apprentice Civil Engineer, your duties will include:

  • Learning all aspects of civil engineering.
  • Learning to use different types of software.
  • Attending site visits.
  • Following safety standards at all times.
  • Assisting with project plans, technical information and designs for projects.
  • Interpreting drawings and making calculations.
  • Using computer software programmes for drawings (CAD).
  • Assisting with the preparation of calculations.
  • Assisting with reports and projects.
  • Attending meetings with clients.
  • Liaising with various teams within the business, as required.
  • Assisting with all associated paperwork.

The training you will be getting

For the full apprenticeship, candidates will complete:

  • Level 3 Civil Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard.
  • BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Level 2 Award in Functional Skills Mathematics.
  • Level 2 Award in Functional Skills English.
  • End Point Assessment (EPA)- leading to EngTech qualification with the ICE for successful candidates.

For the End Point Assessment (EPA) apprentices will undertake a technical project report and discussion, and a professional discussion underpinned by the portfolio.

More details on this apprenticeship can be viewed here: 

Apprentices must attend college sessions one day per week at the Ipswich Road campus, located near Norwich city centre.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This is a great opportunity for someone to learn about all areas of Civil Engineering design and to work on a wide variety of projects. The successful candidate can expect in the future to become a fully qualified technician and supported to become a Chartered Technician with the Institute of Civil Engineers. We would support any successful candidate to complete HNC/ HND courses and university courses in the future should they wish to.

Civil Engineering can offer a long, varied, fulfilling career. The industry is always changing and there are lots of skills to learn with new software and interacting with people on project teams.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Problem solving skills, Experience with design, Listening skills, Good observational skills, Methodical/ mathematical, Good writing skills, An interest in Maths, Interest in design/ computing, Interest in construction, Reliable and enthusiastic, Excellent time- keeping, Keen to learn and develop, Commitment to the programme


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5/ B) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English and Science (Grade 4/C or L2 Functional Skills) Desired

Things to consider

You will be office- based, mainly working on CAD to start with. We would then expect you to start learning other design skills such as highways and sustainable drainage design as you progress. We use software such as: Autocad, Autocad Civil 3D, Causeway Flow, Causeway Live design and Infoworks ICM. Applicants should hold grade B/ 5 in GCSE Maths as you will be required to study Maths and Further Maths as part of the apprenticeship qualification. If applicants have achieved a grade 4/ C in Maths, they will need to take an initial assessment before they are accepted on to the course. An additional day will be required at college for Functional Skills sessions. These sessions may run on a different day to the college delivery of the apprenticeship. Applicants who are currently undertaking or sitting GCSEs should include their predicted grades on their application. If successful for this position, you will be offered a conditional place on the apprenticeship, subject to you meeting the entry requirements listed above.

About the employer

We are a Civil Engineering design and consultancy firm. We offer technical advice and designs on a wide range of projects from feasibility stage to detailed design.




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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


City College Norwich (Apprenticeships Team)


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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