What does the application process for a degree apprentice include?
You will be required to complete an online strengths based assessment, if you are successful you will need to complete our application form. Your application will be screened and sent over to the relevant team who will decide whether you have progressed to the interview stage. Once an offer has been made and accepted we will support you with your college or university application before you join us in August (Scotland) or September (England).
Is the degree apprenticeship a permanent role?
Our apprenticeships are fixed term contracts for the duration of your training, once you have completed your course you will be considered for a permanent role at Mott MacDonald. Please note, you will receive the full employee benefits as an apprentice within the organisation.
How is the degree apprenticeship scheme structured?
You will spend one day at university and four days a week working in the office. There are some courses which will provide a block release approach or distance learning.
Are my travel expenses covered when travelling to university?
Yes, you are eligible to claim back any expenses used to travel to and from university. However, you will be expected to cover the cost of your travel to the office.
What is the typical start date for a degree apprentice?
Start dates will be the beginning of September for England and Wales, and mid August for Scotland. You would initially start in the office and university will typically start a few weeks later.
What is the next stage after I complete my degree apprenticeship scheme?
Once you have completed and passed your apprenticeship, you will be eligible for a transfer onto one of our graduate schemes as a permanent employee within your chosen sector.
What training and support will I receive as an apprentice?
We have a dedicated learning and development team who will be able to support you with your training and personal development. You will be supported by your line manager, buddy and mentor who will offer guidance towards your professional career development. You will also receive additional support from your college or university.
I have a disability, are you able to provide support or adjustments throughout the recruitment process?
As a Disability Confident Committed organisation, we are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. We encourage applications from candidates who consider themselves to have a disability. We can make reasonable adjustments within the recruitment process to ensure that you have the best chance of success.
Furthermore, if you're made an offer, we can then discuss with you the adjustments you might need to get on with the job and develop your career. Please refer to the FAQs to find out more about the different stages during the recruitment process which will help you identify whether you will need any support or adjustments at any stage. We understand that there is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach to adjustments.
Should I inform you if I have a disability?
We understand that it can be difficult to talk about a disability, however it may be beneficial for you to let us know about your disability so that we can support you through the recruitment process and discuss any adjustments you may require. Any conversations we have with you regarding disability and adjustments will be treated confidentially.
As well as offering the opportunity to speak to us about your disability and any adjustments you may require, we also ask you to submit a diversity monitoring form as part of your application. In this form we ask candidates to disclose whether they have a disability. The diversity monitoring form is completely confidential, meaning no one involved in the recruitment process will be able to see your responses. All questions on the form are optional so it is up to you to decide whether you would like to share this information with us. We analyse the trends from the diversity monitoring form to understand how we are doing as an employer committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and to identify how we can better support candidates with a disability.
I am having problems accessing my account/I have forgotten my password, how do I resolve this?
Please try and reset your password and follow the instructions provided, if you are still experiencing problems please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do I do if have a technical issue?
Most technical issues arise due to a setting on your device, such as pop-up blockers or restricted access. In addition to using a modern browser like Google Chrome, we recommend that candidates clear their cache and enable pop- ups before starting the assessment.
If you have tried all the above and the issue persists, please contact your recruitment co-ordinator who can investigate the issue further for you. To help resolve your query quickly, please provide as much detail as possible, including your operating system, web browser and screen shots where possible.