Mott MacDonald

Mott MacDonald - Apprenticeships

Company Company Profile

Mott MacDonald recruits a number of trainee engineering apprentices across the UK. We offer a full-time three year contract during which you will study at an accredited college one day a week and work with us four days a week putting the theory into practice on real projects.

Your studies and on-the-job experience will lead you to achieve engineering technician status with the Institution of Civil Engineers and an exciting career in engineering consultancy.

Mott MacDonald is a £1 billion employee-owned management, engineering and development consultancy serving the public & private sector around the world. We work across 12 sectors from buildings, construction economics, management consultancy and power to transport, oil, gas, water and environment. Our breadth of skills, services and global reach makes us one of the world's top players in delivering management, engineering and development consultancy solutions for our customers.

For the sixth consecutive year Mott MacDonald is featured in the prestigious 2012 Sunday Times Top 25 Best Big Companies to Work For Survey – one of only four companies to appear six years running. At 22nd, Mott MacDonald is the only top ranked multi-disciplinary consultancy and engineering company on this year’s list and the only employee owned company to feature.

What gives us our competitive edge is the unique diversity of our business by skills, sectors and global reach, as well as our commitment to being a good corporate citizen. This enables us to deliver projects of any size and at any stage, including some of the world’s most iconic projects – Channel Tunnel, Tsing Ma Bridge, Adelaide Oval, New Delhi Airport and Wembley Stadium.

We use our world-wide resources and experience to:

  • Plan, design, procure and deliver projects on any scale
  • Provide management consultancy built on technical know-how
  • Help shape and implement development policies and programmes

Recognising that to work with the best we must be the best, we actively encourage professional excellence and knowledge management. This is why continuous learning and skills improvement are ingrained in our company culture. And as part of our commitment to encourage corporate social responsibility, Mott MacDonald also supports its staff in a wide range of humanitarian endeavours.

Case Studies

  • Name: Mark Robinson
  • Role: Apprentice

Mott MacDonald’s diversity and expansiveness both as a national and global company really appealed to me when I was applying for the apprentice position that they were advertising, fortunately for me after an interview and series of tests I was appointed in the role

I am currently in my first year as an apprentice within the water team at my Newcastle Office. We work with clients throughout the UK and are one of only a handful consultant in the UK that work on a number of water company frameworks.

My role is primarily assisting Civil engineers, and Hydraulic modellers with the investigation of flooding studies and the analysis of drainage area plans throughout the North East of England.

During my 6 month tenure at Mott MacDonald I have been involved in a number of seminars involving leading edge technology within the water industry with a large emphasis on Building Information Modelling also known as BIM within the industry.

As part of my apprenticeship scheme with Mott Macdonald I am also attending Newcastle College for one day a week studying Construction and The Built Environment. This course is the vocational side of our engineering sector, presently I am undertaking modules in surveying, health & safety and maths, this course and the knowledge it yields open up my opportunities within Mott Macdonald and it was through the company’s incentive that I took on the course.

I am also a student member of the Institute of Civil Engineers which grants access to one the largest civil engineering libraries in the world and access to the ICE virtual library, and enables me to be eligible for sought after scholarships which will progress my career.

My first six months at Mott MacDonald has been my first ever taste of employment, and in this short space of time I have progressed as a person as well as an engineer, through my colleagues I have become more confident and mature within an office environment and within my college education.

  • Name: Reece Morrison
  • Role: Apprentice
  • Joined: October 2012

From leaving high school with 11 GCSEs, I had a clear mindset of what career I wanted to follow, this was to be related to engineering and design. I gathered this insight from my work experience with London Underground Limited (LUL). I did multiple office tasks, drove a train simulator and visited a train test station where I operated tracks to control the direction of the trains.

I currently work as an apprentice with Mott MacDonald in their Newcastle, working within the BNI division in the M&E design team which I have been apart of since October 2012. I was extremely pleased with securing this unique position, as Mott MacDonald are one of the top management, engineering and development consultancies, delivering solutions for public and private clients world wide.

Since being employed by Mott MacDonald, I have been involved in a diverse amount of projects. For example, lately I have been working on a train station in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, calculating cable length and producing a preliminary electrical small power design. Additionally, I have been learning to use various design software packages such as AutoCAD and IES Virtual Environment to produce detailed drawings for the client projects.

To further my skills within the work place. I have been enrolled in the ‘BTEC level 3 in Construction and the Built Environment (building services)’ course at Newcastle College which will commence in January 2013. This will help develop my learning and understanding of the work I am currently involved with, in electrical and mechanical design.

Once I have successfully completed my three year apprenticeship and will have obtained a BTEC level 3 and a NVQ level 3, I hope to progress and attain a higher qualification.

I look forward to next three years of my apprenticeship scheme and to what will follow.