Degree Apprenticeship

Degree Apprentice Project Manager

BSc Construction Management

At Arcadis we focus on attracting, retaining and developing people who share our passion and commitment to improve quality of life.

Arcadis - in our own words

Arcadis has been named by the Sunday Times as one of the UK’s Top 25 Big Companies to work for.

In return we offer you the opportunity to transform your world and the world around you, that could be through client work, upskilling yourself, championing equality and inclusion or getting involved in charity work, to name just a few. Our people value different perspectives, they care about the sustainability of our planet and dare to shape the future. 

One of our core values is ‘people first’, and supported by our Lovinklaan foundation, we invest in you for the long term, to ensure you reach your full potential. You’ll have the opportunity to own your career and work on industry-defining projects, finding solutions to real challenges that make a difference to people’s lives.

You’re encouraged to have a growth mindset and are given the space to develop personally and professionally, building a flexible career that works for you. 

Programme Description: 

Recently named as one of Glassdoor’s Top 50 Best Places to Work in the UK, at Arcadis you’ll be part of a community that encourages and supports you to thrive, to challenge everything, and to transform the world as we know it. 

Our apprenticeships are a fantastic place to begin your career in your chosen discipline. Being an apprentice at Arcadis offers you an exciting opportunity to jump straight into the professional world and earn a living whilst also studying for professional qualifications.

As an Apprentice you will play an active part in driving your career development and will be exposed to a variety of projects across the business. Technical experience is key in our sector, which is why we will provide you with a clear framework to work towards chartership.  

You’ll be given the opportunity to immerse yourself in life at Arcadis, whilst transforming your world and the world around you. You’ll be part of a supportive Early Careers community and will work alongside skilled professionals.

You’ll benefit from structured on-the-job training, mentoring, plus funding and support for accreditations relevant to your programme, as well as the assistance you need to develop and succeed.  Depending on your apprenticeship, you will attend college/university on a block or day release basis. 

At Arcadis our mission is to improve quality of life for everyone. To do this we need your experience, your imagination, your passion, and your ambition. We need your ability to think differently and willingness to challenge the way we do things. Our success is driven by passionate and innovative people who sit at the very heart of our business, and our apprentices are fundamental to this success. 

As part of your apprenticeship, you will be given 20% off the job training in line with the government regulations. 

Qualifications & Experience  

Construction Management - Level 6 

As a Project Manager you’ll be working within a diverse team, cultivating a deep understanding of our sectors, building long-term relationships with clients and colleagues, and finding ways to improve ways in which we work.

You’ll be responsible for your monitoring progress of project work, liaising with clients, implementing timely resolution to issues, identifying risks in the delivery, coordinating with contractors and given every opportunity to build your skillsets.   

  • This programme will see you obtain a BSc Construction Management - Level 6 with UCEM, University of Estate Management
  • This is a 5-year programme
  • GCSE grade 4 (or C) or above in English and mathematics (If you do not have these English and maths qualifications, you will need to complete an assessment that shows you are working at Level 1 or above. You will then need to complete functional skills qualifications as part of your apprenticeship.)

You will: 

  • Be a UK/EU/EAA resident for at least three years prior to starting the course and have the right to work in the UK 
  • 18 (Level 6) years old and have left full time education when the apprenticeship starts  
  • Be able to present information in a clear and concise manner  
  • Be a team player with great interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Be Innovative 
  • Be resilient and the ability to deal with ambiguity  
  • Be analytical with good sense for numbers and digital skills 

What we offer you: 

  • The opportunity to study whilst learn whilst you earn a competitive salary 
  • 25 days' per annum + 8 days bank holiday 
  • Private medical insurance cover 
  • Matched pension contribution up to 8% 
  • Professional subscription  
  • Flexible benefits  
  • One charity day a year  

Selection Process  

  • Step 1: Apply Online 
  • Step 2: Psychometric behavioural assessment 
  • Step 3: Assessment Centre  
  • Step 4: Interview 

Why Arcadis?  

Our work with clients has a direct impact on people’s lives and on the planet. We make moving, living and belonging in cities safer, more resilient and more sustainable. By partnering with our clients as responsible custodians of our earth's resources, we can create a sustainable planet. 

We continue to think of new ways to make positive impacts and create better experiences for people; data driven and digital solutions have become part of the Arcadis DNA. Working together with clients and using techniques like design thinking, we can get to the heart of our clients’ most pressing challenges and work together to solve them. 

As a global business, we have committed to support five of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to ensure that our projects contribute to a better and more sustainable future for all. But it’s not just the work that we do on client projects that benefits communities and our planet. As a global business, we are committed to making a positive impact to society by supporting local communities where we operate. 

To help protect our planet, we monitor and measure non-financial information to inform business decisions and reduce our own environmental impact as part of our commitment to be net zero carbon as a global company by 2030. 

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging: We want you to be able to bring your best self to work every day which is why we take equality and inclusion seriously and hold ourselves to account for our actions. Our ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people.

We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams: Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race. A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success. 

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