Apprentice Civil Engineer

  • Permanent
  • London
  • Posted 1 week ago
  • Salary: On Application
Our apprentice programme is a great opportunity to gain a recognised qualification from college, whilst working on one of our projects and earning a salary.
Joining us as an Apprentice Civil Engineer, you will be part of the HS2 team involved in the construction of the 25m diameter Victoria Road Ancillary Shaft (VRAS).

The role will involve providing support to all aspects of construction while developing the necessary skills to progress within a Contracting organization.

About HS2
HS2 is the UK’s new high-speed rail network and will be a catalyst for economic growth across Britain, freeing up space on the existing railways and connecting 8 out of the UK’s 10 biggest cities with fast, reliable, and frequent high-speed services.

Skanska in joint venture with Costain and STRABAG (SCS JV) is delivering the HS2 Main Civils Contracts which include both Lots S1 (Euston Tunnels & Approaches) and S2 (Northolt Tunnels). The combined value of the contracts is around £1.8billion with the works due for completion in 2025. Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM), SCL tunnels, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, services diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds.

What you will learn to do:
  • Work with team to develop and draft Risk Assessment Method Statements
  • Assist with site surveys, setting out and site investigations
  • Develop and implement Inspection and Test Plans and associated check sheet for the works
  • Ensure and undertake quality checks in accordance with the ITP’s
  • Draft Permits for the works
  • Prepare and maintain registers to support safe system of works
  • Liaise with the Site Foreman to ensure adherence to safe methods of work
  • Ensure health and safety is given the highest priority in the delivery of the works
  • Spend 20% of your working hours by studying towards a Level 4 or Level 6 Civil or Construction Site Engineering qualification
Who you are:
  • You will hold a standard set of A levels, one of them ideally in Maths or Physics. Other relevant vocational qualifications, relevant industry experience or Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in a STEM related subject will be also considered.
  • Willing to learn, reliable and hardworking
  • Passionate about sustainability

    You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).
    Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.
    HS2 – working with Skanska, Costain and STRABAG, closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we encourage candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application, so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity. Please note, all responses are anonymous, you do not have to provide a response.
    All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2. We will not share any of your data with other parties. This form is not mandatory, but your response would be appreciated
    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
    HS2 requires SCS to undertake security vetting on all staff to the UK Government Baseline Personal Security Standard. We have selected a vetting services provider and will be vetting all new starters currently yet to arrive on project, effective immediately.
    If you think you meet our criteria and would enjoy this apprenticeship, apply here. As part of the selection process, you will be asked the following motivational question: ‘why do you think you would make a great Apprentice Civil Engineer working with Skanska on the HS2 project’.
    We look forward to receiving your application.
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