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Civil Engineering Apprentice x3 (Level 6)

  • Salary: Competitive Salary
  • Deadline: CLOSED
  • Length of Programme: 5 Years +
  • Entry Requirements: A Levels, GCSE's
  • Qualification Gained: Professional Qualification
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    • Shrewsbury

Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services for industrial, commercial and government organisations globally.

With more than 77,000 people globally, our teams collaborate, innovate and create. Our people are proud to have been behind some of the greatest consultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years.

We foster a collaborative and inclusive environment for our people, and our partners, and we want you to be a part of our growing business.

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts.

We are looking for a Civil Engineering Technician who would like to work towards achieving a BEng (Hons) in Civil & Transportation Engineering. 

The course will run over a 5 year period during which you will undertake a supervised programme of training and college day release with the University of Wolverhampton which also leads to Technician Membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Incorporated Engineer following completion of the degree end point assessment.

Jacobs support the requirement to undertake 20% of off the job training throughout the year.  During term time you will be required to attend college one day a week and report to the office for the remaining four days a week. Outside of term time the achievement of 20% off the job training will be agreed with Line managers to suit the Apprentice and the business whilst maintaining 40 hours a week.

Working as a civil engineering design technician providing technical support to engineers who design, build and manage design and construction projects.

Civil engineering apprentice (whilst at the office) provide support technical support to civil engineers who design, build and manage construction projects related to Highways

Key responsibilities could involve:

  • Production of CAD drawings, and developing design skills

  • Preparation of simple calculations to support design development

  • Supporting the administration & delivery of projects

  • Ensuring design outputs meet the required standards

  • Meeting agreed deadlines

  • Working as an integral member of a design delivery team

  • Contributing to providing solutions to challenging problems

  • Working both in an office environment and on site

This apprenticeship is suitable for someone looking for a career in Civil Engineering – Highways / Drainage / Occupational Safety and Traffic Engineering.

There is the opportunity to go onto further study to enable you to be qualified to Master’s level Chartered Engineer status.



  • Ideally working towards or have completed least three A levels at Grades A*-C including Mathematics and Physical Science or their equivalent
  • OR Completing a Level 3 BTEC Apprenticeship in Civil Engineer or any Engineering related subject

AND Minimum 5 passes at GCSE with at preferred Grade ‘B' or higher in Mathematics, preferred Grade ‘C' or higher in English and a preferred Grade ‘B' or higher in a Science/Technology related subject (i.e. Physics/ Chemistry/ICT) etc


  • Confident communications skills both spoken and verbal Confident IT skills,
  • Experience of using MS office packages; particularly Microsoft Excel Strong numeracy skills, Competent at Maths and Physics Problem solving,
  • Attention to detail and a desire to come up with practical solutions
  • Creative and Practical
  • Adaptable and Persevering 
  • Interested in using computers for design work, calculations, and testing designs CAD experience with the ability to produce neat and accurate technical drawings 
  • Ability to think in a methodical way to design, plan and organize projects 
  • Work well with other people in a team
  • Ability to organize the work of others
  • Present information in speech, drawings and report

Closing date: 6th April 2019  

Expected Start date: August 2019 

Course Enrolment: September 2019 

Number of roles: 3 

Working week: 9:00am – 6:00pm / 40 hours per week including 1 day at University 

Office address: Jacobs: Sitka Dr, Shrewsbury SY2 6LG

Training provider address: University of Wolverhampton

Please ensure you can commute to/from at these locations (both the office and training provider location) during office hours before applying for this opportunity.

Our Culture

At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go ‘BeyondZero’ by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall. We are also Disability Confident Committed; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

To find out more about our networks, please visit our website; www.jacobs.com.

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing. 

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