Civil/Structural Engineering Apprentice R P S Group Ltd

Our Newark Office is looking to appoint a Civil/Structural Engineering Design Apprentice to join our busy Design Teams. Work on real Construction design projects will be supplemented by in-house training and day release to college.

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Closing date: 25 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,480.00 to £22,308.00

    We will aim to pay above the National Minimum Wage for Age

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    8.30am – 4.30pm, days to be confirmed. 37.5 hours per week. Flexible working may be required in the future.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    39 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

For this role you should have a keen interest in the built environment and a career in Architecture or Civil/Structural engineering

Duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Produce drawings and Revit models for detailed design for each phase of building construction including planning, tender and final issue.
  • Produce drawings and models for the use in site design and development.
  • Manage the control and distribution of both internal and external contractor drawings.

The training you will be getting

  • You will be undertaking the Civil Engineering Technician Standard Level 3 which awards a Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Civil Engineering (603/1217/8)
  • In addition to the Apprenticeship Standard you will receive the following training:
    • 1 week induction
    • In-house training on all company policies and procedures.
    • In-house AutoCAD and Revit Training
    • Will be supported by mentor within team
  • This Apprenticeship is delivered on a day-release basis as 4 days in the Employer workplace and 1 day attendance at Lincoln College

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This role will become permanent for the right candidate on successful completion of the apprenticeship. Apprentices could go on to study HNC/HND’s/ Apprenticeship Degree’s in their subject or could move into full-time employment.

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, Non judgemental, Willingness to Learn, Ability to work Independently


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade A*/9 to C*5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade A*/9 to C/5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent 2 Further Subjects (Grade 5) Desired

Things to consider

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview. The interview will provide an opportunity to: • understand in more detail the type of work we do • receive a presentation by our Training & Building Information Modelling Manager • speak to some of our current Apprentices.

About the employer

RPS is a leading multi-disciplinary consultancy with the expertise to support clients through the development process, from planning to design to implementation. We are acknowledged as experts in planning, transport, landscape and environmental consultancy and we are award winning architects, civil, structural and mechanical and electrical engineers. RPS has grown into one of the world’s preeminent consultancies by maintaining its local connections whilst underpinning these with the resources and knowledge of a global business. We employ 5,000 people in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, Brazil, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and Asia. Our international presence allows us to undertake co-ordinated and integrated projects throughout the world.


R P S Group Ltd


Sherwood House

Sherwood Avenue


NG24 1QQ

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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


Margaret in the 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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