Apprentice Civil Engineer

Gadsden Consulting


Closes in 8 days (Friday 26 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 7 June 2024


Gadsden Consulting are an independently owned Civil & Structural Engineering consultancy based in Barrow-in-Furness. We are currently offering an opportunity for an Apprentice Civil Engineer to join our team.

Annual wage
£17,000 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Civil engineer (degree) (level 6)
7.5 hours per day, Monday - Friday.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 9 September


5 Years 6 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • You will have the opportunity to work towards a Level 6 qualification in Civil Engineering with ongoing support and on the job training with a friendly and enthusiastic team, keen to get you invilved from the outset.
  • You will be based within the office for 4 days per week. The remaining 1 day will be spent at University.
  • BEng Civil Engineering degree (fully funded)

Where you’ll work





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An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Civil engineer (degree) (level 6)

Equal to degree

Course contents
  • Evaluate the impact of civil engineering infrastructure on society and the environment taking account of business, client and end user needs in its construction, management and use. Examples include: the ability to use the CEEQUAL toolkit, carry out environmental impact assessments, designing and constructing the built infrastructure to ensure that it is safe, usable, appropriate and cost effective
  • Proactively consider welfare, health, safety and sustainability in the life cycle of civil engineering infrastructure using tools such as CEEQUAL and environmental impact assessments
  • Apply mathematical, scientific and engineering principles, methods and modelling to the design and construction of civil engineering infrastructure.  Examples include: the design, construction and maintenance of buildings, transportation systems, water and wastewater networks, foundations and temporary works, understanding slope stability, retaining walls, ground water movement, coastal works, elastic/plastic and failure behaviour of materials such as concrete, steel, asphalt and timber, behaviour of structural elements such as beams, land surveying
  • Use and validate digital solutions and data gathering tools to model, evaluate, design, test, build, and manage civil engineering infrastructure defining engineering and other constraints, identifying risks and how these may be resolved through design.  Examples include: ability to use building information modelling, structural engineering design and analysis, computational fluid dynamics and geospatial information systems software
  • Develop innovative, safe, technical solutions to civil engineering problems through the use of research techniques, market intelligence and best practice. Examples include: ability to use of range of research methods to collect and analyses data to draw well-founded practical conclusions for implementation, applicable research strategy and methodology, literature searches
  • Interpret and apply design and quality standards including codes of practice, legal and regulatory frameworks, in the development of civil engineering solutions, the determination of construction methods and the technical aspects of site activities. Examples include: planning, designing, construction and maintenance of buildings and infrastructure in compliance with current codes, standards and legislation, industry regulations, the use of Risk Assessment Method Statements
  • Manage and apply safe systems of work including taking responsibility for own obligations for health, safety and welfare issues, assessing and controlling risk, working with health, safety and welfare legislation and best practice. Examples include: recognise the health and safety aspects of civil and infrastructural projects as well as assess associated risks and identify appropriate safety measures in site work and for undertaking construction works. Apply the principles of civil engineering and construction business risk management
  • Manage the planning, budgeting and organisation of tasks, people and resources through the use of appropriate management systems, working to agreed quality standards, project programme and budget, within legal, contractual and statutory requirements
  • Manage teams and develop staff to meet changing technical and managerial needs
  • Communicate effectively and provide guidance to others through design models, calculations, reports, drawings, specifications, presentations, digital media and discussions with those both inside and outside the industry
  • Carry out and record the continuing professional development necessary to maintain and enhance knowledge and competence as a civil engineer
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    A Level or equivalent in:

    • Relevant subject x 3 (including maths) (grade 104-112 UCAS tariff points)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Number skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Team working

    About this company

    Gadsden Consulting is a family-run consulting engineers firm that has been providing local clients with services for over 30 years. We offer a comprehensive range of services that enable us to deliver professional design solutions for a range of project types and industries. We are an innovative consulting engineers firm committed to putting the client’s needs first. Since we recognise that every project is different, we work hard to offer tailored solutions that satisfy the particular requirements of each of our clients. From the beginning phases of planning through the conclusion of construction, our team of skilled specialists is dedicated to providing top-notch service. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the candidate will hold a formal qualification and membership of the appropriate professional body (Institution of Civil Engineers) at either Eng Tech or IEng level. Alongside further development, the candidate could progress to Chartered Engineer (CEng)

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    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000255578.

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    Closes in 8 days (Friday 26 July at 11:59pm)

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