Civil Engineering Degree Apprentice VIA EAST MIDLANDS LIMITED

Are you looking to kick start your career as Project Engineer? Via currently has a fantastic opportunity to join our Highways Design Team as a Civil Engineering Degree Apprentice based at our Bilsthorpe Depot.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    66 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    09 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As Civil Engineering Degree Apprentice you will support the delivery of civil engineering projects and assist with providing specialist engineering services which enhance and maintain the road network and meet company business plan objectives.

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 6 Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship through one of our carefully selected partner Universities. What’s more, all 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 Design and Consultancy Team.

About the role:

As a Civil Engineering Degree Apprentice within our Highway Design- Maintenance Team, you will take responsibility for smaller scale highway schemes helping to meet internal and external stakeholder requirements and support in the delivery of major highway projects. You will assist in providing design, technical and cost advise to customers to support the delivery of complex and large-scale projects across the organisation and as a standalone service.

You will learn how to support the evaluation and authorisation of third-party engineering schemes on behalf of clients to ensure the highway asset meets regional and national design specification and safety standards. You will learn about our health and safety management systems, processes and requirements in order to support full adherence to health, safety and environmental legislation, policy and best practice. You’ll be expected to assist with communication and liaison with clients, stakeholders and members of the public to support project delivery and maintain positive company reputation.

Candidate Requirements:

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual who has an interest in developing a career as a civil engineer.

We’re looking for:

  • A minimum of 2 A levels (or equivalent) to include Maths and Science or an equivalent Level 3 BTEC (or equivalent) in Civil Engineering (or a related subject).
  • A minimum of 5 GCSE’s A-C (grade 4+ or equivalent) ideally including Maths and English.
  • An keen eye for detail and strong analytical skills with the ability to draw meaningful conclusions.
  • Knowledge of IT packages such as Microsoft Office – including Excel.
  • Good interpersonal and clear, concise communication skills with the ability to work well as part of a team and on own initiative.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a high standard or written English, spelling and grammar.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will gain your Civil Engineering (Degree) Level 6 apprenticeship through Derby University by attending the Uni 1 day per week.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

You will offboard this apprenticeship as a Project Engineer in our Highways Maintenace Team in our Design and Consultancy Division

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


A Level or equivalent Science (Grade C or 4 minimum) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade C or 4 minimum) Desired

About the employer

We are a major employer in Nottinghamshire with a multi-skilled local workforce and a range of highly trained staff based at a number of different locations throughout the county.




Via East Midlands Ltd

Bilsthorpe Highways Depot, Bilsthorpe Business Park

Eakring Road

NG22 8ST


Maddy Hudson

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Civil engineer (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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