Amey Construction Limited

Apprentice Civil Engineer - Degree (Level 6)

Amey Construction Limited (Employer)

Coventry University College Ltd (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £348.75
37.5 hours per week Shifts to be confirmed
5 years (duration)
1 May 2021(start date)
Civil Engineer (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
12 February 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

As an apprentice at Amey, you’ll be involved in the design and maintenance of highways and railways across the whole of the UK. You’ll have lots of opportunities to apply the skills and knowledge you have gained to solving practical real-world problems.


We’ve got an exciting new opportunity at Amey. We’ve partnered with Coventry University to offer a Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Programme where you’ll gain an engineering degree at the same time as getting real experience on the job and working on civil engineering projects for Amey Consulting and Amey Transport Infrastructure.

If you’re looking for a way into civil engineering, the programme provides the perfect opportunity to start your career. You’ll see your work progress from initial design to construction, with every project being different from the last. You’ll feel inspired to challenge yourself, as well as your colleagues. You’ll have the opportunity to thrive and we’ll help you shape your career. 

We don’t believe in typical: we believe a diversity of backgrounds and skills create the best environment and opportunities. It means we ask the right questions to arrive at smarter solutions because we learn from each other’s perspectives. And this means smarter outcomes for our clients, our communities and ourselves.

We make journeys better and exploring easier – by helping to make roads safer, railways smoother and our streets and green spaces clean.

Working through locally-based teams, we support communities by helping to create better, safer and more pleasant places through the provision of integrated highway design, well-designed streets, well-maintained grounds, modern public lighting and efficient winter maintenance solutions.

And with 4.8 million journeys a day on UK railways, we are also hard at work day and night maintaining the railways with the latest signalling systems, upgraded track and overhead lines and regular asset inspections.

Transport Infrastructure – Rail:

Some daily duties (but not limited to) include:

  • Production of calculations and technical reports
  • Attending site visits to inspect a wide range of structures supporting and crossing the railway
  • Attending meetings and discussions with the client and other teams and engineers
  • Reviewing and production of remits and site documentation, Identifying hazards and risks

Future Prospects

  • Career progression within Amey can be discussed

Skills Required

  • Passion for developing your skills both professional and personally
  • A commitment to complete a five-year degree course whilst working
  • The drive to complete the end point assessment and gain Incorporated Engineer status

Qualities Required

  • Willingness to travel to Coventry University and attend one residential study block per year of 8 weeks’ duration (increasing to 11 weeks from Year 3). The university block starts each year mid-May
  • Available to join the programme in Spring 2021

Qualifications Required


  • Five GCSE's at grade C/4 including maths & English


  • (A Levels) 112 UCAS tariff points (e.g. 2 B's and 1 C at A2) Must include maths, 'Use of maths' is not deemed a valid substitute).


  • (BTEC) Obtaining a DMM (or equivalent) with at least a Merit in both maths and further maths. Acceptable courses are: Civil Engineering, Aerospace, Construction, and Mechanical Engineering.

It is acceptable to mix and match BTECs with A-levels provided they add up to the entry requirements for A-levels.


  • Five GCSE's at grade C/4 including maths.May consider D in English


  • (A Level) 96 UCAS tariff points(e.g. 3 C's at A2). Must include maths at either A2 or AS, 'Use of maths' is deemed an acceptable substitute).


  • (BTEC) Obtaining a MMM (or equivalent see table) with at least a Merit in maths. Acceptable courses are: Civil Engineering, Aerospace, Construction, Mechanical Engineering and Building

We can look to accept an Access Diploma but must have achieved D*

It is acceptable to mix and match BTECs with A-levels provided they add up to the entry requirements for A-levels.

Training Provided

Civil Engineer Degree Apprenticeship Standard:

On-the-job training

  • You’ll receive mentoring and guidance from the industry experts you’ll be working closely with
  • We as a business will support you every step of the way; you’ll have a manager to mentor your progress, a buddy to guide you whilst on programme and access to a dedicated Early Careers community to support you
  • To support with your personal development, you’ll take part in webinars with the wider Apprentice community as well as Wellbeing events to ensure you’re getting the support you need
  • A structured career route through to Incorporated Engineer status with an option to progress further to Chartered status

Off-the-job training and assessment:

  • Off-the-job training will be provided by Coventry University. You will achieve an Institute of Civil Engineers accredited BEng or BSc (Hons) Civil Engineer qualification. You’ll study using Coventry University’s modern learning environment, and supported by our highly experienced tutors. You will have access to our comprehensive library and other fantastic student support services
  • Upon completion of the degree you will undertake the ICE Assessment of Professional Competence leading to registration with the ICE as an Incorporated Engineer
  • 5 years plus up to an additional year to gain IEng status
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