Apprentice Civil Engineer at Costain

Start Date:
East of England
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
£14,000 annually
Review Date:
May 2015

Review Score

7.4 /10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


I monitor the daily progress on site and communicate this to other members of the team.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


I have already achieved a level 3 qualification in construction and a level 3 NVQ in construction and now i am working towards a level 5 HND and level 5 NVQ. As well as attending numerous internal courses.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I enjoy the work because you can see what you are working on being built and i like being part of a large team.

4. How valued do you feel by Costain?



5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


There is a clear scheme set out and all the apprentices have a chance to experience other sites during their apprenticeship program so you gain more experience.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


We receive as much support as we ask for.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?


We receive as much support as we ask for.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


The salary is adequate

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


there are company events throughout the year to let you know what is happening within the business.

9. Would you recommend Costain to a friend?


9b. Why?

I really enjoy the type of work and the way that you learn.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Costain?

Dont give up if you do not get accepted the first time you apply.

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