Degree Apprenticeship

2022 Professional Degree Apprenticeship - Trainee Digital Engineer

We're looking for bright and motivated school leavers who will bring energy, new ideas and a fresh perspective to help us become the recognised leader and transform the construction and engineering industry.   Through our unique approach we are setting higher standards for our industry, we are redefining the future of construction.

Laing O'Rourke - Engineering the Future

Engineering the Future

Role Overview  

We build virtually in a digital environment first. This ensures greater predictability of cost, quality, programme, and safety for clients, through the provision of smarter engineering-led solutions – focused on whole-life value and long-term performance. The application of digital tools by our functions ensures the full benefits of this approach are realised for our clients.   

A Trainee Digital Engineer is part of the Digital Engineering Job Family which works in close alignment with Information Management. Both disciplines form a pillar of the Technical & Digital Functions operating model.  

Under assistance and direction, they will work in collaboratively with the wider team and in compliance with defined procedures and processes to help realise our mission.  

Through our agile deployment approach, this role involves tasks spanning across all projects and opportunities from pre-project, early engagement and work winning through to detailed delivery. Deploying the right skills and adopting a dynamic working and learning environment, this role supports the delivery of the Digital Engineering, Project Certainty and Digital Horizon objectives that will meet our customer's needs and deliver the transformation.   


London, Manchester, and the Midlands  

Apprenticeship Level and Standard  

Construction Design and Build Technician Level 4 and move on to the Level 6 (degree) in Design and Construction Management.  

Apprenticeship Provider   

Laing O'Rourke collaborate with trusted and approved training providers (Universities) for our apprenticeship delivery.  Successful candidates will be required to make an application to our preferred provider for the apprenticeship route you have chosen.   

Entry Grades  

5 GCSEs - preferably grades 7-4 in Maths, English and Science   

3 A-levels or BTEC or Equivalent   

Entry requirements  

We are looking for candidates who meet the following criteria:   

  • You must be eligible to work in the UK with a valid work permit     
  • Entry grades will be listed within each job description and they will differ from role to role    
  • To qualify for this programme, you will need to have a minimum of three A-Levels/or equivalent    

The Laing O'Rourke Professional Apprenticeship Programme - what can you expect?  

Our professional apprenticeship programme has been developed to ensure you are supported throughout every step of your journey, combining work-based experience with off-the-job training. You will be stretched, challenged and supported by a business that views your professional development and formal qualification as a priority.   

Our programme will provide a fully funded day or block release Level 4 (HNC) and/or Level 6 (degree) apprenticeship in your chosen vocation, while working as a full time Laing O'Rourke employee. It will also include a series of bespoke development modules, and technical training opportunities, strategically placed to support you at key stages of your apprenticeship journey. During the programme you will work across a range of projects, which will offer the breadth and variety to support your occupational competency and will contribute towards the achievement of your apprenticeship and professional accreditation.      

Rewards & Benefits

  • Competitive salary 
  • Fully paid-for degree apprenticeship
  • Private medical insurance 
  • Pension
  • Company mobile phone and laptop
  • Doctor@Hand, a 24hr virtual GP service
  • Employee discounts, via Reward Gateway 
  • Discounted Pure Gym membership 
  • 33 days' paid holiday during each holiday year
  • Employee Assistance Programme – wellbeing, mental, financial and work advice 

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Opportunity Overview

  • February 25th, 2022
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • London, Manchester and Midlands
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