Civil Engineering Technician Apprentice VIA EAST MIDLANDS LIMITED

Are you looking for a role that can give you a head start to your career within the construction and highways industry? Via currently have fantastic opportunities to join our Construction Team as a Civil Engineering Apprentice based at our Bilsthorpe depot in Nottinghamshire.

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Closing date: 03 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


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  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week, 7am till 4pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    03 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You’ll gain insight into the efficient ordering, control and utilisation of materials, plant equipment, transport and subcontracted works. You’ll learn how to interpret complex specifications, drawings, surveying, contracts and instructions associated with works and projects.

You’ll gain first-rate training and mentoring along with workplace experience and the formal qualifications to back it up! Throughout the training period you will gain your Level 4 Civil Engineering Senior Technician Apprenticeship through one of our carefully selected partner training providers. What’s more, all of our apprentices are recruited on to a permanent contract from day one, so once you’re finished training, you’ll transition to a role within our Construction Team. There will also be the opportunity to progress on to further study such as a HNC as well as gaining additional nationally recognised industry qualifications eg: New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA) training.

Within your role you will support the Contract Agent and Contract Manager managing small teams of operational staff and sub-contractors engaged on highway and civil engineering construction and maintenance projects to ensure they are delivered on time and to cost. You’ll gain insight into the efficient ordering, control and utilisation of materials, plant equipment, transport and subcontracted works. You’ll learn how to interpret complex specifications, drawings, surveying, contracts and instructions associated with works and projects.

Candidate requirements:

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or equivalent and a B/6 in maths
  • Hold level 2 English and maths functional skills qualifications
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a high standard of written English, spelling and grammar
  • Good ICT skills with experience of using applications including Microsoft Word and Excel, email and the internet
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to be able to work with a wide range of people
  • Excellent time management skills and strong attention to detail 
  • The ability to be able to work as part of a team as well as autonomously

The training you will be getting

You will gain a level 4 HNC in Civil Engineering.

Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

You will offboard this apprenticeship as a Contract Agent in the construction team in our operations department. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C or 4 minimum) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C or 4 minimum) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade C or 4 minimum) Desired

Things to consider

Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to have achieve this prior to taking the End Point Assessment. Applicants will need a driving licence or will need to be working towards one in order to attend site and meetings in their company vehicle, across the county, as part of their role.

About the employer

Based in Nottinghamshire, with a multi-skilled local workforce and a range of highly trained staff at a few different locations throughout the county. Via East Midlands provides sustainable highways services for Nottinghamshire and across the wider East Midlands region. Our roles include highway maintenance, electrical works, mechanics, construction, forestry, road safety, civil engineering and much more. We combine a public-sector service ethos with a strong commercial focus, and we are passionate about innovation and creating and delivering sustainable solutions safely across Nottinghamshire and the wider East Midlands. Via is a great place to work if you value work-life balance and we are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We offer a range of family friendly and inclusive employment policies, including generous annual leave allowances, with flexible working available to our office-based staff. With most of our work being based in the East Midlands, our front-line staff also enjoy short journeys to site each working day. By joining us you will be part of a growing organisation that positively embraces customer and community aspirations. If this sounds like you, it would be great to hear from you.




Via East Midlands Ltd

Bilsthorpe Highways Depot, Bilsthorpe Business Park

Eakring Road

NG22 8ST


Maddy Hudson

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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 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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