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Highways Civil Engineering Apprenticeship

AECOM

Bedford, United Kingdom

Job Summary

The Strategic Highways team deals with a range of different projects across the globe working with funding agencies, national and local governments, highways authorities and private organisations. Selected candidates will work on projects from initial concept through to construction and operation on a number of high profile projects with a variety of clients. Our current portfolio of works comprises a diverse mix of local, national and international highway and infrastructure improvements.

Successful candidates will be enrolled on our Structured Training Excellence Programme (STEP) and have the opportunity to develop their skills within a supporting environment which encourages challenge and collaborative behaviours. Candidates will use industry leading computer software and BIM modelling applications while working on a variety of highway specific disciplines including:
Transportation planning
Feasibility and Highway route studies
Highway design
Junction design
Traffic management planning
Pavement analysis and design
Drainage analysis and design
Utility layout and diversion recording
Streetscape design
Intelligent transportation systems (ITS)

Our STEP programme is designed to recruit school-leavers who show commitment, aptitude and enthusiasm, into science, engineering and technology careers with us. You will combine work-based on-the-job training and learning with further studies and must be willing to progress your career. After an initial probationary period you must be willing to undertake a day release course at a Further Education College to study a Civil Engineering BTEC Level 3 or Civil Degree Apprenticeship, depending on your level of education, and ultimately achieving Incorporated Engineer status and subsequently Chartered Engineer status.

In order to apply you will need to provide the following - if this information is not provided it will slow your application down and therefore you may miss out.

CV including details of any work experience, and your education including dates, grades, and what you studied.
Covering letter demonstrating your passion, why you are interested in this position, and how your skills and education/qualifications support your application

Minimum Requirements

No experience is necessary but the position is ideally suited to school leavers at either GCSE or A-Level standard (or equivalent) who can demonstrate:
Minimum of 5 GCSE’s (or Scottish Standard Grade or Junior Certificate in Ireland) at grade ‘C’ or above, including Mathematics & English
Show an aptitude towards software-based engineering and drawing e.g. Computer Aided Design (CAD) and other similar 3D software
Demonstrate an interest in and a desire to pursue a career in Highways Engineering
Commitment to continued education and improvement through on-the-job learning and training opportunities.
Creative, practical, adaptable and enthusiastic
Ability to demonstrate attention to detail
Ability to think in a methodical way to design, plan and organize parts of projects
English language proficient, holding excellent communication skills to present information in speech, drawings and reports

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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