Wandsworth Borough Council

Civil Engineering Technician Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Wandsworth Borough Council (Employer)


Weekly wage £214.00
36.0 hours per week Monday - Friday; between 9.00 am - 5.15 pm which includes a break each day as well as a day release to attend college each week.
36 months (duration)
13 January 2020(start date)
Civil engineering technician (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
19 December 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Start building your future with an apprenticeship, and the sky’s the limit. Do you have an interest in Civil Engineering? Are you looking to gain vital work experience as an Apprentice? Do you want to receive full support and mentorship through the process? If you answered yes, we want to hear from you.


There has never been more exciting time to join the Traffic and Engineering team. We have taken on two long term capital programmes and additional programmes in the Nine Elms area. This has created the opportunity for two Apprentices to join our supportive, hardworking and dynamic team.

The team is responsible for the design, management and delivery of engineering services and projects which include traffic management, highways, highways asset management, street lighting, drainage and flood prevention and cycling.

About the Apprenticeship:

Our Apprenticeship scheme provides a perfect way to earn a wage while you gain vital work experience and a nationally recognised qualification. You will be working towards a Civil Engineering Technician Level 3 qualification alongside Functional Skills if required.

You will be fully supported and mentored through your apprenticeship and be given protected time to complete your course work. The scheme is designed for individuals who are living and entitled to work in England and are not in full-time education. When you’ve finished, we’ll help you to find a permanent role.

You will:

  • Assist with feasibility studies, site surveys and site investigations
  • Work as required in ways that develop good working relations and collaborative arrangements with internal and external stakeholders
  • Identify solutions to minor problems and make recommendations to Senior Engineers
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the services of the Boroughs of Wandsworth and Richmond

Future Prospects

A great start in the industry, it will open doorways to further study – perhaps a HNC and engineering degree. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, a professional qualification with the Institution of Civil Engineers awaits (TMICE). You will be receiving on-the-job training at the sharp end of engineering.

Reality Check

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Skills Required

  • Ability to analyse and interpret data
  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail by producing work that is accurate and on time
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing with a wide range of individuals

Qualities Required

  • Appreciation of the role of local government
  • Understanding the principals of forming good working relationships with colleagues and customers

Qualifications Required

 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) grades A*-C/9-4 including maths at a grade 6/B.

Training Provided

  • Civil Engineering Technician level 3 standard 
  • Functional Skills if required 
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