Degree Apprentice - Bridge Engineering Nuttall Bowser Engineering

A degree apprenticeship provides the unique opportunity to gain paid experience alongside achieving an ICE accredited degree in Civil Engineering - each component mutually supporting the other. We provide a supportive & developmental culture to help our people reach their potential working on a wide range of projects.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary will increase 6-monthly throughout apprenticeship and beyond. Upon completion of apprenticeship candidates shall be promoted to Engineer with salary of £31,000.

  • Working week

    Nuttall Bowser has monthly standard hours & office/home location for flexibility. We provide candidates with study time during periods of examinations. Standard hours are Monday to Friday 09:00 to 18:00.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    09 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Candidates will be required to develop skillsets including: examination of bridges, technical engineering drawings, reports and calculations pertaining to structural analysis and design.
  • Working with team members to produce engineering schemes for bridges & other structures for various client types and sectors.
  • Develop working knowledge and progress as an engineer towards EngTech and Incorporated Engineer status in due course.

The training you will be getting

  • BEng Civil Engineering qualification - Apprenticeship Standard Level 6.
  • Apprenticeship training will be provided by The University of the West of England UWE with day release for University lectures at UWE campus.
  • Access to our two year internal junior staff training with topics including safety, environment, sustainability, technical and project management.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Candidates will progress to Engineer grade (one grade higher than Graduate Engineer) upon apprenticeship completion with opportunities for growth through all grades within the business.  We encourage candidates to pursue EngTech and Incorporated Engineer professional status.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental


GCSE or equivalent Any (8 subjects) (Grade 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-6) Essential
A Level or equivalent Phsyics (Grade 9-5) Essential

About the employer

Nuttall Bowser are a specialist bridge engineering consulting operating throughout the UK, with exceptional track record for our delivery within various sectors and client types. We bring a diversity of experience which brings agility and added value to our clients whilst supporting the development of our people. We are a recent start-up at a point of exciting growth phase within Bristol with further offices planned. We embrace our values of Agile, Anticipate, Enhance & Together to differentiate our performance and behaviours in support of our clients and people. We aim to inspire, nurture and rewards our people and embrace and value our staff perspective to help us develop every aspect of the business.


Nuttall Bowser Engineering


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Darren Bowser


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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

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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