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Apply for degree apprenticeship or advanced apprenticeship at WSP

 April 04, 2023

WSP engineers projects that help societies grow for lifetimes to come. WSP is a global family of more than 54,000 changemakers, 7,000 in the UK, all with the imagination to see things not as they are, but as they could be. WSP is at the heart of transformative thinking and sets a new agenda for a smarter, greener future that includes everyone. And its engineers are key to this agenda.

Supporting early engineering careers, WSP offers both degree and advanced apprenticeships and recently hosted a roundtable addressing STEM education, apprenticeships and engineering careers. The roundtable was hosted by WSP Managing Director Paul Reilly, and chaired by WSP Head of Economics Jim Coleman, and included insight from two WSP apprentices and also EngineeringUK which is a not-for-profit organisation that's passionate about inspiring the next generation of engineers and creating a diverse future workforce that enables the UK to thrive.

An apprenticeship means earning a salary while studying for nationally recognised qualifications. Apprenticeships provide an opportunity to work alongside and learn from experts who have a wide range of knowledge and experiences to share, with a programme designed to provide knowledge and skills for a successful career at WSP. 

WSP understands that all apprentices are different. Therefore, WSP tailors our training and development to help achieve personal goals. There's a supervised programme of in-company training and college teaching. 

WSP degree apprenticeships 

WSP degree apprenticeships involve a structured learning programme that sees in-company training and university teaching.

Candidates study towards a Degree Apprenticeship, achieving either a BEng or BSc in one of the following subjects:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Building Services Design
  • Chartered Surveyor
  • Project Management
  • Transport Planning
  • Environmental Practitioner
  • Rail Engineering

The scheme is designed to provide specialist technical training, business and professional skills.

Candidates have an opportunity to learn new skills using specialist software, and take concepts, ideas and designs and make them reality. The experience that WSP offers, helps get careers off to a great start.

WSP advanced apprenticeships 

WSP Advanced Apprenticeships involve a structured learning programme of in-company training and college teaching. Candidates will study towards a Level 3 (the equivalent of A Levels) in:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Rail Design
  • General Engineering
  • Business Administration
  • Building Services Engineering
  • Quantity Surveying


In today’s world it’s important to work for a company that has clear purpose, giving back to communities and supporting what is truly important in the world. When considering a career it's vital to work for a business that is aligned to your values and goals, a place where you can belong.

WSP values its people and reputation. Having a diverse and robust workforce enables them to look for answers, not problems, and they pride themselves on offering clients clever, imaginative, future-facing solutions.

If you're interested in finding ways to help society thrive, at home and further afield, an exciting career could be waiting for you through WSP's Apprenticeship Programme - so learn more and apply!

WSP has been involved in many high-profile UK projects including; The Shard, Crossrail, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Manchester Metrolink, M1 Smart Motorway, the re-development of London Bridge Station, and the London Olympic & Paralympic Route Network. WSP can offer the opportunity to work on some of the world’s most exciting engineering and design projects. WSP invests in its people's learning and development, and they value the ideas and innovation brought to their ur work. So, if you’re ready, WSP can’t wait to get you involved.

Join WSP and start an exciting apprenticeship

WSP apprenticeships

WSP offers a plethora of varied apprenticeship opportunities. 

Learn more and start an exciting and impactful journey.


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