Apprentice Technician – Highways PROJECT CENTRE LIMITED

To support the engineering design service function of Project Centre in the delivery of highways and transportation projects in Kent. You will help grow a team and this will enable you to advance your career, whilst giving you the freedom to achieve personal growth and development.

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Closing date: 15 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm. Hours may differ depending on location of job

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    15 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To assist in the delivery of a range of Transportation & Highway projects relating to developing drawings and designs (Concept, Preliminary & Detailed Design stages) in accordance with standards & guidelines.
  • Activities may include AutoCAD drawings, site surveys, analysing data and preparing reports.
  • To actively pursue on the job and formal training opportunities that complement PCL business needs and your personal development plan (including development with professional institution).
  • Be flexible and undertake any duties as and when required to assist in the operations of PCL.
  • Adhere to PCL Quality Assurance systems and procedures.

The training you will be getting

  • Project Centre – East, Kent (Ashford office), Highways
  • Civil Engineering Senior Technician - Skills, Knowledge & Behaviours
  • Level 4 HNC Construction and the Built Environment (Non-Mandatory)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Qualified position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Prior experience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

• Interest in Highways and Transportation related projects and news. • Enthusiastic, hard-working, with ambition and drive. • Self-motivated & ability to work to deadlines. • Ability to communicate well and is a team worker. Knowledge and Skills: Essential • Microsoft Office Package – Word, PowerPoint, Excel. • Good time management skills. Knowledge and Skills: Desirable • IT design software skills – AutoCAD. • Prior experience in the Highway and / or Transportation industry Experience: Desirable • Highway and or Transportation / Construction industry work experience. • Health and Safety - CSCS Card

About the employer

Project Centre is our design, engineering and landscape architecture consultancy whose highly talented people are passionate about creating places that are attractive, innovative, sustainable and safe. Led by a forward-thinking management team we work together in multi-disciplinary teams that provide services that are well thought-out and sustainable. Our approach to integrated design has produced award winning results that have won international recognition. Recognising that our strength is the people we employ, we are committed to equality of opportunity and employment, providing a workplace free of discrimination, and are proud to be an Investors in People Champion.




Project Centre

LG - Suite1

81 Station Road

TN23 1PP

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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


William Mackintosh

Apprenticeship standard

Civil engineering senior technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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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