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JOBS: Civil Engineer Apprentice Vacancy at South Glos Council – Closing Date: 3rd July 2022

From: Ashton Yon <Ashton.Yon@southglos.gov.uk>
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We have an exciting opportunity for someone interested in our Civil Engineer Apprenticeship roles. Please can you circulate this apprenticeship vacancy around your networks.

Apprenticeship – Civil Engineer Apprentice (Flood & Water Management) in Yate – South Gloucestershire Council (southglos.gov.uk)

Closing Date: 3rd July 2022

Apprenticeship – Civil Engineer Apprentice (Flood & Water Management)

How youll make a difference?

In this demanding role you will make a significant contribution to delivering good quality developments in Flood & Water Management in South Gloucestershire. To achieve this you will assist with the work of the Flood and Water Management team particularly relating to planning applications, drainage designs and flood risk management.

What will you be doing?

  • You will be working closely and alongside existing qualified Civil Engineers where you will assist them in reviewing sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) designs for new developments to ensure they comply with drainage regulations and policies.
  • Youll learn how to audit detailed SuDS designs using Microdrainage software, alongside using Microsoft Office such as Excel, Word, Project and Outlook.
  • In addition, youll be taught how to understand engineering drawings, reading and interpreting specifications, surveying and setting-out.
  • Youll liaise with stakeholders both inside and outside the organisation, including undertaking consultation.
  • You will assist with the co-ordination and inspection of highway drainage and flood risk assets including liaison with partner agencies as necessary.
  • In the role you will assist with the inspection and reporting on surface water drainage and highway flooding incidents, helping to provide solutions and costings where necessary. The most challenging aspect of your apprenticeship will be the visits to a variety of sites from time to time in order to complete a number of tasks. This includes carrying out visual inspections and assessments of watercourses and associated drainage / flood risk assets (including traditional flood defences and SuDS features) as well as completing engineering survey work. You should expect to be outdoors in all weathers and access areas with poor working surfaces (wet, muddy, slippery, trip hazards).
  • Throughout your 30 month apprenticeship, we will allocate you a workplace mentor to give you guidance and support in completing your Level 3 Civil Engineering Technician. This will involve day release learning at Wiltshire College, Cocklebury Road, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3QD. The council will cover the cost of your travel expenses to the college.

Things we need you to know:

All candidates that successfully reach the interview stages will be required to provide a 10 minute presentation as part of the recruitment process. Candidates who do not provide a presentation at interview will not proceed through the recruitment process.
The salary for this apprenticeship is set at the current National Minimum Wage;

Age Hourly Rate Annual Salary
Aged 23+ 9.50 18,328
Aged 21-22 9.18 17,710
Aged 18-20 6.83 13,177
Under 18 4.81 9,279

As part of the apprenticeship, you will gain a BTEC Level 3 Civil Engineering qualification. To successfully complete the apprenticeship you will be required you to complete an end point assessment that consists of a Presentation and Questioning on a technical project brief and Structured Interview informed by a written report.

For further detail about this apprenticeship, please download the job descriptio

What we need from you

  • You will ideally hold a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade A to C/4 to 9 including Maths, English and Science. Please note you will need to hold a grade B/6 in Maths.
  • You will have good attention to detail and ability to produce accurate, error free work.
  • Ideally you will have effective IT and numeracy skills including the ability to accurately update information systems and databases.
  • You must have good communication skills and able to follow instructions.
  • You will have the ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • You should be enthusiastic in your approach to work with an interest in Civil Engineering.

We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.
We recognise that our diverse team of skilled and dedicated people make us a great place to work. We welcome applications from everyone and ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and developed on the basis of their merits and abilities.
Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.

  • We’re building and shaping communities which people are proud of.
  • We’re planning for the future; building and improving the roads, railways, schools, green spaces, and houses.
  • Were providing essential services across our communities to ensure they are safe and well maintained.

We’ve achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.

"Were making a difference, be part of it!"

The successful applicant will be required to start employment with us week commencing 27th August or before as the Apprenticeship training starts in September 2022.

For further information please contact Ashton on Ashton.Yon or call 01454 864531 or apply please visit the following link Apprenticeship – Civil Engineer Apprentice (Flood & Water Management) in Yate – South Gloucestershire Council (southglos.gov.uk)

Kind regards

Ashton

Out of the office advance notice: 17th 20th & 24th June 2022.

Ashton Yon (She/ Her)
Apprenticeship Coordinator

Chief Executive & Corporate Resources (CE&CR)
South Gloucestershire Council
Tel: 01454 864531
Email: Ashton.Yon
Web: www.southglos.gov.uk

Careers page: Careers | South Gloucestershire Council (southglos.gov.uk)

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