Apprentice Civil Engineer 2022

by Costain


Job Details

Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Construction, Property & Surveying, Engineering & Manufacturing
Manchester, Maidenhead, London, Blaydon-on-Tyne, Newquay, Plymouth

Apprentice Civil Engineer 2022

We have a number of exciting Apprentice Civil Engineer opportunities across the UK for start throughout 2022

As an Apprentice Civil Engineer you will learn the key elements of work on a project, taking a important role in technical delivery as well as managing aspects of time, cost and quality and will acquire technical, leadership and project management skills and experience.

About the projects

Current key locations for these roles are:

London, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Manchester, Maidenhead, *Plymouth and Cornwall

*Please note that if applying for a role in Plymouth, additional security checks will be required.

*On application for this role, please ensure that you identify which areas of the country and county(s) you are applying for.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Assisting with operational quality control including setting out and QA processes
  • Planning and sequencing of operations, including writing method statements and risk assessments, and procuring sub-contractor, labour, plant and material resources
  • Assist with developing construction methods
  • Assist with the preparation of briefings
  • Site reporting and monitoring of site progress
  • Site inspections and surveys
  • Assist with monitoring and ensuring the works are carried out safely and to design requirements


  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to safety
  • Contribute to safety initiatives
  • Promote and maintain a positive safety culture on the project

What does joining an apprenticeship at Costain offer you?

There are a wide range of apprenticeships available both in levels of qualification, and in length of study.

At Costain we have a variety of apprenticeships on offer working on projects around the UK in sectors including nuclear, highways, rail, water, airports and tunnels and with a number of partners and joint ventures.

The level, and training provider for your apprenticeship will depend on the skills you present at interview. The Early Careers Team will register you with a suitable training provider who can support the delivery of your qualification. Being an apprentice means you will work both on-the-job with your project at site, and off-the-job at with the provider.

When taking on one of the many apprenticeships offered by Costain you will be supported by your project line manager and team, The Costain Early Careers Team, and the training provider of your academic qualification. The training provider may be a college, a university or even an independent training provider

You will be supported throughout your apprenticeship by your local team and line manager, and you will be given time to carry out your studies with the provider etc. Your on-the-job training will be in line with the work available on site but will afford the opportunity to ensure that you are given on site experience required to meet the technical and competency levels in order to achieve your apprenticeship goals.

About you:

  • A passionate individual looking to undertake an apprenticeship with an award-winning employer
  • Equivalent of 5 GCSEs, grades A*-C or 9-4 including Science and English, ideally with a Grade B or above in Maths
  • 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
  • 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
  • Building and maintaining positive working relationships
  • Using a computer and Microsoft software
  • Numerate

*Please note that if you are invited to interview, we will require you to produce your passport and/or right to work documentation

As some of our project sites are based in remote locations, it is worth noting that you will be required to have the ability to travel to the site.

About Costain

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.

How to apply

To apply for this role and to find out more, please click on the apply button.

Applications may close before the deadline, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

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