Degree Apprenticeship

2022 Professional Degree Apprenticeship – Trainee Design Technician (Architecture)

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.  

Laing O'Rourke - Engineering the Future

Engineering the Future

Role Overview

The Trainee Design Technician (Architecture) assists the Design Manager in reviewing design information to ensure that it is in line with the design management procedures for completeness and compliance with contractual obligations.  This including factors such as client requirements, health and safety, sustainability, buildability, technical compliance, programme, and maintenance. 

The Trainee Design Technician is a member of the Technical Function, which is there to ensure technical excellence, assurance and performance across all projects and opportunities from work winning and early engagement through to detailed delivery and post occupation.

The role is aligned with our overall strategy to maximise DfMA, Digital Engineering, and Early Engagement.  



Apprenticeship Level and Standard  

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

Apprenticeship Provider   

Laing O'Rourke collaborate with trusted and approved training provider London South Bank University 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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