Degree Apprenticeship

Degree Apprenticeship Programme 2022

About the Role:

As one of the world’s leading engineering, professional services and technical consultancy firms, at WSP, we’re passionate about the big questions. And big answers, naturally. For us that’s all about reaching beyond the expected to do work that’ll make a profound impact felt long into the future.

Applying to WSP

Graduate Recruitment Manager Kerry outlines the application process for those thinking about applying to WSP. To watch the full Gradcracker/WSP webinar, click here.

We engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come. We’ve 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. We can offer you the opportunity to work on some of the world’s most exciting engineering and design projects.

We invest in your learning and development and we value the ideas and innovation you could bring to our work. So, if you’re ready, we can’t wait to get you involved. Firstly though, we thought you’d like to know how our Apprenticeship Development Programme works. An apprenticeship enables you to earn a salary whilst you are studying for nationally recognised qualifications. You’ll get to work alongside and learn from our experts who have a wide range of knowledge and experiences to share with you, with a programme designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills for a successful career with us. We understand that all apprentices are different.

Therefore, we tailor your training and development to help you to achieve your own personal goals. You’ll undertake a supervised programme of in-company training and college teaching. You will study towards a Bachelor’s degree in either Building Services Engineering, Civil Engineering, Project Management, Quantity Surveying or Rail Engineering at a University or education provider typically over a 5-6 year period on a block or day release basis.

A typical week would include:

There’s no such thing as a typical day at WSP. Your role will be varied and your learning will be fast paced. One day can be completely different to the next. You will have the opportunity to learn new skills using specialist software suited to the area of the business you are working in. You may be involved with taking concepts and ideas from architects or engineers and creating software drawings and designs. Where practical, you’ll get the opportunity to visit site and see the projects you’ve been working on, coming to life.

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

You’ll be in your final year or have completed either your A Levels (or equivalent qualification type) with grades BBC or above. To study Engineering subjects you will need a grade C minimum in Maths or Further Maths with a Physical Science. If you have studied a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma you will need grades DDM or above in a related subject (if engineering the qualification should have a further maths component). You’ll have five GCSEs (or equivalent qualification type) at grade C/Level 5 or above which must include English, Maths and Science (with a least a grade B/Level 6 in Maths for engineering subjects)*.

Desired Skills:

  • You'll be enthusiastic and have the creativity to think outside the box
  • You’ll help to stretch and inspire us, communicating any new ideas you have and keeping everyone in the loop
  • You’ll enjoy working in a team environment, sharing ideas and collaborating with colleagues.

Finally, we have a comprehensive wider benefits package which includes:

  • 2 paid days a year to be used for volunteering activities
  • Cheaper gym memberships and Tastecards
  • Discounts and offers with a variety of high street retailers through our Treats programme
  • A standard 25 day annual leave allowance plus Bank Holidays and the flexibility to buy and sell annual leave
  • The Cycle to Work Scheme (which entitles you to a tax free bike)
  • Professional Development Bonus to recognise attainment of professional statuses
  • The option to purchase additional benefits such as dental care, personal accident cover, holiday or life insurance at reduced rates
  • Reduced rates on gadget insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme – EAP offers you free access to specialist advice in areas such as legal, financial, personal and family matters including bereavement and counselling services. 

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