Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering



Closes on Saturday 31 August

Posted on 2 July 2024


Askam Civil Engineering are looking to take on a Level 4 Apprentice Civil Engineer. The apprenticeship will last for two years and during that time you will attend Preston College one day per week to study BTEC Level 4 HNC in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering). Duties include: starting to use your diary to plan and record your day, and getting to know the office based, staff and their role within the business.

Annual wage
£14,976 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)
Working Monday to Friday. Start times can vary from 7:30am to 8:30am. Finish times can vary from 4:30pm to 6.00pm Flexibility will be required in order to fulfill the responsibilities of the role.

45 hours a week

Possible start date

Tuesday 1 October


2 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

You will attend Preston College one day per week to study BTEC Level 4 HNC in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering). (Please note that the college intake year starts each September, you will be enrolled at the earliest opportunity.)

Where you’ll work






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

    A Level or equivalent in:

    • Mathematics (grade Good)

    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
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Physical fitness
    • Self -learning motivated
    • Willing to study in own time
    • Work to deadlines

    Other requirements

    This role is aimed at a School Leaver. This role will require you to work outdoors.

    About this company

    Askam Civil Engineering is a family run company with forward looking ambitions. Formed in 1986 by Managing Director John Lowery, Askam's portfolio continues to grow across the UK, with services encompassing energy and renewables, clean and wastewater, industrial works, public realm, highways and infrastructure. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Following successful completion of the apprenticeship the candidate will progress to be an apprentice Site Engineer and then will possibly progress to Site Engineer.

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    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000261921.

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    Closes on Saturday 31 August

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