Engineer Degree Apprentice
Business Area: Apprenticeships
Vacancy Base: Rockbeare Hill, Rockbeare, Exeter, Devon, EX5 2HB
Contract Type: Permanent
South West Highways is a regional employer that maintains the friendly feel of a local business. A highway services and construction business with a highly trained workforce, which is our greatest asset, enabling us to operate a self delivery model.. As testament to our success, we have managed two of the longest running highway maintenance and repair contracts in the UK and are entrusted by private and public sector clients to deliver their vision for expanding capacity and improving local services.
Activities of the team/department that this role will operate in;
This is a fabulous opportunity to become part of an exciting business that has successfully designed and built a range structures that are integral to our day to day lives – such as bridges, roads and sea wall defences – across the whole of the South West. Alongside your academic studies, projects you can expect to be involved in in the workplace include carrying out ground stabilisation works, demolishing and replacing bridges, constructing retaining walls, constructing flood defence systems, and realigning and widening highways.
The future of transport and infrastructure in the UK is exciting and changing, with autonomous vehicles, Smart Cities and the implementation of wider digital technologies all high on the government agenda. Backed by our parent company Eurovia UK, we are part of this revolution, so we’re keen to bring the right people into our business.
At the end of the scheme you will have gained skills and new-found passions, with the insight to know where you want to take your career and we will support you to achieve your aspirations based on the opportunities available within the business at that time. This programme really will provide fantastic experience and a solid foundation for a great career.
You will combine work-based on-the-job training and learning with further studies and must be willing to progress your career. You must be willing to undertake a block release schedule at the University of Exeter to study a Civil Engineering Site Management Degree Apprenticeship, with the aim to ultimately achieve Engineering Technician status and subsequently Incorporated Engineer status.
Purpose of the role and your responsibilities;
This is a degree based apprenticeship which will be a combination of academic study at the University of Exeter and on the job learning at South West Highways
Formal qualifications required;
ABB at A-Level, or equivalent, to include Maths and a science or a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma with grades DDM or above in an engineering related subject with a further maths component. You may also have completed a Level 3 Apprenticeship as a Civil Engineering Technician
• 5 GCSEs grade A-C including Maths and English
• A passion for the development and application of technology in construction
• Confident and self-motivated
• Excellent listening, verbal and written skills
• Flexible approach
• A full UK driving licence
• Eligible to live and work in the UK
• Good sense of humour
• Inquisitive mind
We understand that retaining and attracting the right people into our business is fundamental to maintaining the quality of service we provide to our clients and the wider public. We believe in empowering our employees and equipping them with the tools and training they need to be effective in their jobs, as well as enabling them to achieve their personal and professional goals. Our people are our strength and we believe passionately in investing in their future.
We have a dedicated recruitment team and politely request that agencies refrain from contacting anyone across our businesses with regards to speculative CV’s or offering to assist with our vacancies, thank you.