Wessex Water

Civil Engineering & Construction Higher Apprenticeship


Wessex Water

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Annual wage £14,259.00
45.0 hours per week 45 hours per week (40 hours per week if under 18 years of age), times TBC.
duration: 36 months
start: 10 August 2020
Higher(level 4-7)
Construction Site Engineering Technician Level 4 (Higher national Certificate) (apprenticeship standard)
4 positions available
13 March 2020 (application closing date)
You will complete a higher apprenticeship in civil engineering and construction (gaining a HNC in construction related engineering) and earn a competitive salary on qualifying. It's an opportunity to train to become part of the engineering and construction team, working on new construction projects.


Wessex Water engineering and construction is responsible for the delivery of the asset management programme, including updating existing and constructing new water and sewage treatment and pipeline projects. This is a multi-skilled role that would suit someone with good mathematical skills and a strong desire to learn all about the whole department. This course offers a specialist final year.

We are busy updating existing treatment works, upgrading and laying new pipe networks and constructing new reservoirs. You will be involved in our construction projects and, with support, learn how to run sites from planning, to construction, to handing over the finished project.

During the higher apprenticeship you will gain knowledge and experience in all aspects of civil engineering.

  • Carrying out site labouring and later construction site supervision and project management
  • Understanding the importance of safety in all aspects of projects
  • Contributing to civil, electrical and mechanical designs for projects
  • Planning to reduce environmental impacts and managing quality systems
  • You will be given early responsibility for construction projects
  • Studying contract and commercial processes
  • Final year specialist rotation

Future Prospects

For the best candidates further training or higher levels of apprenticeship may be considered.

Reality Check

Starting salary of £14,259.00 + Car Allowance.  

Competitive salary on completion of apprenticeship

Skills Required

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good computer literacy
  • Driving licence (This is due to visiting various sites)

Qualities Required

  • Ability to build working relationships quickly at all levels
  • Willingness to work across the Wessex Water region

Qualifications Required

  • 5 x GCSEs including maths and science at grade C (4) or above or equivalent
  • A-levels including maths or a Level 3 technical qualification.


Training Provided

  • Level 4 Construction Site Engineering Technician
  • Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • Day release at Weston College
  • In house training
  • Visits from Work Based Learning Assessor
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