Apprentice Technician - Intelligent Transport Systems

Hampshire County Council

Winchester, SO23 8UJ

Closes in 29 days (Monday 19 August)

Posted on 27 June 2024


Through the use of technology, engineering design and construction you will be involved with ensuring that over 1000 ITS assets work efficiently and safely. You will be assisting engineers in managing all aspects of traffic control and information systems, providing comprehensive, real-time traffic and travel information

Annual wage
£25,628 a year

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

Training course
Civil engineering senior technician (level 4)
Monday to Friday, 37 hours per week. Shifts to be confirmed - Varied working hours, some out of hours working required (with advanced notice)

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Tuesday 1 October


3 Years

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

  • Level 4 Civil Engineering Senior Technician Apprenticeship with Solent University. This is delivered on a day release programme.
  • As part of the end-point assessment, you will have the opportunity to apply for Engineering Technician Membership of the Institution of Civil Engineering with no further assessment required, in addition to an HNC in Civil Engineering. 
  • You will earn a qualification that meets the knowledge requirements of the standard and is approved by the Engineering Council as meeting the learning outcomes specified for EngTech at level 4. Specifically, Pearson Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Civil Engineering (RQF/2023) qualification number (QN) 610/0935/0 ---OR--- Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) qualification number (QN) 603/0465/0.

Where you’ll work

EII Court

The Castle

Castle Avenue


SO23 8UJ


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 engineering senior technician (level 4)

Equal to higher national certificate (HNC)

Course contents
  • Apply engineering principles, using relevant scientific, theoretical and technical know-how to solve well-defined civil engineering problems
  • Apply civil engineering techniques, procedures and methods, and review the results, when measuring and testing, designing, installing, commissioning, maintaining or operating civil engineering systems
  • Employ a range of advanced mathematical, statistical and data interpretation tools, using analytical and computational methods to interpret and solve civil engineering problems
  • Interpret and compare performance information to choose compliant materials, components or parts
  • Select and use technical literature and other sources of information and data to address well-defined civil engineering problems
  • Produce and interpret civil engineering technical drawings, designs, and models, using analytical and computer-based software packages, recognising the limitations of the software used
  • Produce civil engineering technical solutions in accordance with relevant industry standards, procedures, codes of practice, regulations, and legislation
  • Comply with, and encourage others to demonstrate, statutory health, safety and welfare policies, procedures and regulation
  • Complete risk assessments to identify, evaluate and mitigate risks
  • Apply principles of sustainable development, and assess the impact of these in their work
  • Employ project management techniques, measuring and recording progress against civil engineering project plans
  • Assess and report on quality using appropriate management and assurance systems and continuous improvement processes
  • Identify and use resources, equipment and technology to meet project requirements, including specifications, budget and timescales
  • Monitor and manage individual performance, and supervise others, recognising the need to comply with appropriate codes of practice and equality, diversity & inclusion (EDI) requirements
  • Communicate using appropriate methods for the audience, using appropriate engineering terminology and conventions
  • Apply ethical principles to civil engineering projects, including the secure use of data and information
  • Plan, undertake and review their own professional competence, updating and reviewing their CPD to improve performance
  • 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

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 9-4/A*-C)
    • Maths (grade 9-4/A*-C)

    Desirable qualifications

    BTEC or equivalent in:

    • Civil Engineering (grade Pass)

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


    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Team working

    Other requirements

    Display screen equipment user. Manual Handling: objects of weight up to 5kg on a daily basis. Work Environment: Lone working, outdoor working. Working with electricity. Wearer of Personal Protective Equipment which will be provided. You will be required to travel to various locations and it is essential that you have a current drivers’ license.

    About this company

    At Hampshire County Council, we are proud of our strong record of delivering excellent services that provide value for money, whilst recognising that our staff are our greatest asset. Hampshire County Council is a flexible employer interested in making the most of your skills and offers a great work life balance. We will also invest in you through our internal development programmes and training.

    Disability Confident

    Disability Confident

    A fair proportion of interviews for this apprenticeship will be offered to applicants with a disability or long-term health condition. This includes non-visible disabilities and conditions.

    You can choose to be considered for an interview under the Disability Confident scheme. You’ll need to meet the essential requirements to be considered for an interview.

    After this apprenticeship

    After completion, you could progress on to the Civil Engineer Degree Apprenticeship

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    Hampshire County Council

    Andrew Webber

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000261019.

    Apply now

    Closes in 29 days (Monday 19 August)

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