Apprentice Civil Engineer

Posted Date 3 months ago(01/04/2020 16:01)
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About Costain and your project.

Costain helps to improve lives with smart infrastructure solutions, using innovative approaches and new technologies to safeguard the security, increase the capacity, improve customer service and drive efficiency in our clients’ infrastructure programmes.

We know that deciding which career path to take is an important and often challenging decision, but it can also be an exciting one. We’ve got real opportunities for those who want to learn, adapt, be challenged and grow. No matter what your background.

Our Apprenticeship programmes offer the chance to gain practical work experience and build core skills and contacts within our Energy, Water and Transportation sectors. You’ll be supported to achieve professional qualifications, such as diplomas and degrees, and earning a salary at the same time.

What will I be doing?

  • Develop an understanding of civil engineering skills, terminology and methodology
  • Understand safe working practices, Health and Safety and Construction, design & management (CDM) regulations within the work environment
  • Looking at project life cycle of design, construction and maintenance
  • Working closely with other teams to meet client requirements
  • Working towards your formal qualification
  • Keeping a work diary outlining your training progress throughout your apprenticeship

You’re good at:

  • Communicating clearly, both written and verbally
  • Problem solving
  • Getting it right the first time, with good attention to detail
  • Works well within a team, but equally on your own
  • Using a computer and Microsoft software
  • Mathematics


This role might be for you if you’re: Enthusiastic to learn and progress a career developing design solutions for complex civil engineering problems, while using the latest technologies.


What will the programme involve?

  • A recognised qualification: Level Civil Engineering Technician (36 months + End Point Assessment)
  • Day or block release at College working towards your qualification
  • A mentor to support you through your EngTech
  • Attendance on apprentice development programme
  • On-going support and reviews on your progress
  • 6 monthly pay increases based on performance and attendance
  • Options to attend career events and promote the business
  • Training in line with your qualification, to help personal development
  • The opportunity to progress onto a further apprenticeship / chartership


What are the benefits?

  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Laptop
  • A range of company initiatives (to opt in to) including; Bupa, Cycle to work scheme, Health Assessments, Free eye test
  • Employer Assistance Programme - 24/7 support service
  • Employer pension scheme (with up to 10% matched contribution)


Where can this career take me?

On completing your apprenticeship, you may have the option to progress onto a further qualification or training to aid your development. The skills you develop during your apprenticeship will aid you moving into an engineering technician role. Further career opportunities may lead to project engineer, project manager, site agent, works manager or roles within leadership. The skills learnt during this apprenticeship are highly transferable.


We are recruiting for this position in the following locations: East Sussex

We will aim to place you as close as possible to your desired location on your first placement, but you may be expected to be flexible while undertaking your apprenticeship.


Closing Date - 31st July 2020

About you

  • A passionate individual looking to undertake an apprenticeship with an award-winning employer
  • An organised individual that can work well to deadlines
  • Someone who is creative with a keen interest in the latest technology
  • Someone that enjoys challenges and problem solving in their day to day work
  • Has the equivalent of 5 GCSEs, grades A*-C or 9-4 including Science and English, ideally with a Grade B or above in Maths
  • All appropriate and equivalent, qualifications will be considered

You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).


Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.


It is expected that you will work to be a part of the wider project team, living by the programmes expected values. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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