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Apprentice - Civil Engineering

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Do you want to get paid for gaining qualifications and learning on the job? And would you enjoy solving problems and working with experienced engineers on exciting and innovative critical engineering challenges? If the answer is ‘yes’, come and join Ringway Jacobs as an Apprentice Civil Engineer and get your career off to the best start possible. You’ll have the opportunity to become a certified Engineer upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.  

During your apprenticeship 20% of your time will be off the job training, working towards your diploma in Civil Engineering.  You will be guided and supported by your manager and your apprenticeship advisor and tutor throughout, which will enable you to gain the essential skills and job knowledge required to achieve your apprenticeship programme.  At work you will demonstrate this knowledge and apply these skills to your role.

Ringway Jacobs currently has vacancies at our Chelmsford Office, Springfield Depot and Ardleigh Depot.  Successful applications will be invited to an Assessment Day at Victoria House in Chelmsford on Friday 2nd August 2019.


As an apprentice civil engineer you will have good written and verbal communication skills and be comfortable talking to people from all walks of life.  You will work in a team that focuses on highways construction and assist in areas such as:

Learning about and understanding national and local standards and preparation and review designs in accordance with those standards

Learning how to project manage a scheme from start to finish

Getting involved in how to budget and manage time and money to get the job done

Actively support talking to local interested parties to inform them of works to ensure successful delivery of schemes/projects

Writing of technical reports as required

Managing work to the agreed programme and take a responsibility for delivery of a design in line with cost estimates

Understand and follow the company’s health and safety procedures.

Learn about the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and other construction/H&S related law to make sure all the work you do meets the requirements of that standard

Providing timely and accurate response to proposals, queries and complaints from local Planning Authorities, Councillors, District Members, Parish Councils and the public on all highway-related matters as required.

Assisting the team in relation to all aspects covered within the function of the group

Supporting in the negotiation with developers and liaise with local planning authorities, consultants, solicitors, the Department for Transport and other statutory and non-statutory bodies on the implementation of highway development works where appropriate.

Skills and Experience

Talented, ambitious and enthusiastic with a curiosity about the world around you and what makes things work; the imagination to consider how to make things better; the ability to plan how to achieve what you are aiming for and with a desire to succeed! You will also need to meet the following criteria for the Level 3 and Level 6 apprenticeships: 

3 A-Levels A*-C including Maths and Physical Science or have completed a Level 3 apprenticeship as a Civil Engineering Technician for Level 6.

5 GCSEs to include 3 A*-C in Maths, English and Physical Science for Level 3.

Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to have achieved this prior to taking the end assessment.

Other Information

  • Salary: £5.90 per hour
  • Type: Temporary
  • Location: Essex
  • Career Level: n/a
  • Terms: n/a
  • Keywords: Apprenticeship Civil Engineering
  • Closing Date: 31 July 2019