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Civil/Geotechnical Engineering Degree Apprentice (Level 6)

At Jacobs we’re all about Challenging Today and Reinventing Tomorrow! Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

At Jacobs, we make the world smarter, more connected and more sustainable. Together, we’re pushing the limits of what’s possible. We stay ahead to create the new standards our future needs.

"A company that's moving onwards and upwards"

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How about a career that involves an opportunity to study alongside working for a company that is focused on the biggest challenges in the world today.  

The biggest questions spark our curious minds.

At Jacobs, we solve the most important problems, the ones for the real world – making life simpler and more seamless along the way. 

We are excited to be looking for a Geotechnical Engineering Apprentice based in Manchester! You will work towards achieving a Level 6 Degree qualification in Civil Engineering.

About the role:

Geotechnical Engineering is the branch of Civil Engineering which focusses on the engineering behaviour of the soils and rocks beneath our feet - Geotechnical Engineering combines Civil Engineering with geology. Most construction projects require Geotechnical Engineering to be undertaken at some point, which means that Geotechnical Engineers play a vital role on a variety of different projects.

Some examples of these projects include highways, railways, tunnelling, bridge foundations and dealing with natural hazards (such as landslides, earthquakes etc.).

Join us and you’ll have the chance to work on world class projects as part of our Tunnelling and Ground Engineering (TGE) team in Manchester. You will be supported in learning new skills using specialist software, learning design principles and standards and assisting in delivering - and adding value to - our projects.

You will be involved in assisting in the development of geotechnical designs, drawings and calculations and supporting construction and ground investigation site works. You will work towards achieving a Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering through blended learning which generally involves 4 days per week of working and 1 day per week of study during the academic term.

You will be supported throughout your degree apprenticeship including being assigned a dedicated mentor to help you work towards achieving Incorporated Engineer status with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, our Apprenticeships provide an exciting opportunity to ‘earn whilst you learn’, combining practical training in a full-time job with a qualification designed for the industry.  

The Geotechnical Engineering Apprentice will play a role in providing technical solutions on projects. They will also work with others within the multi-disciplinary team and assist in the production of designs and associated project work. 

Here's What You'll Need:

  • Achieved at least three A Levels including Mathematics and Physical Science at Grades A*-C (or equivalent) OR an approved Level 3 qualification in Civil Engineering
  • Achieved a grade C/4 or above in at least 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) including Mathematics and English

Consideration will also be given to those who do not currently meet the above minimum grades but who are about to undertake exams which could provide the candidate with the required minimum grades.

Desirable Skills & Characteristics:

  • Strong numeracy skills
  • Confident communication skills both written and verbal
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office packages; particularly Microsoft Excel
  • An interest in computer aided design using AutoCAD
  • A willingness to learn and develop new skills
  • A willingness to embrace new technology in a digital environment

You should be able to demonstrate that you are:

  • A well-mannered and professional individual with a positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • Proactive in nature who takes pride in ‘getting things done’ to a high standard
  • Able to demonstrate a keen interest in a career in Geotechnical Engineering

The Essentials

Jacobs require innovation, whether that be technology enabled or not, it requires us to use our ‘Essential Skills’ as well as our technical skills and experiences to positively disrupt and innovate.

It will be our Curiosity, Innovative thinking and Adaptability that allows us to embrace change, it will be our Empathy and Listening capability that allow us to truly understand our client’s requirements.

As we learn to automate some of the activities it will be these ‘Essentials’ that will allow us to offer competitive advantage over our clients and prepare us for the future. We believe that ‘The Essentials’ are the foundation for all of us, to equip us with not just the human skills that allow us to embrace change and bring world class innovation to our clients but also that allow us to explore and shape diverse and creative career opportunities in Jacobs.

Why Jacobs?

Recognised throughout industry as a benchmark of good practice our Early Careers Programmes offer a structured approach to Continuous Professional Development. You’ll benefit from learning will provide both the technical skills, behavioural competencies and business acumen you require to create your future.

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