Degree Apprenticeship

Graduate Apprentice Civil Engineer 2023

BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

About the role:

Join the UK’s largest infrastructure group and work on some of the biggest projects the world has ever seen. Projects that will support and shape the world of tomorrow for millions of people and enable you to build a successful career.

Balfour Beatty and me

What makes Balfour Beatty a great place to work? Is it the limitless career opportunities, our inclusive culture, the scale and complexity of our projects or working alongside the industry’s finest experts? Hear from our colleagues across the UK, US and Hong Kong on why you should shape a career at Balfour Beatty.

Balfour Beatty is also a leading member of the 5% Club, which is now in operation in over 200 companies. The 5% Club, members aspire to achieve 5% of their workforce in earn and learn positions (including apprentices, sponsored students, and graduates on formalised training programmes).

You will follow a five year training programme as part of our ICE-accredited programme, geared towards you achieving Incorporated Engineer status. Depending on project requirements, you will be site or office based.
The following qualifications will be gained: 

  • BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering 
  • Engineering Technician status and Technician Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers 
  • Incorporated Engineer status and Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers

What you'll be doing:

  • Assist Graduate and Site Engineers in major engineering control activities 
  • Carry out engineering checks as directed 
  • Carry out surveys and site measurements 
  • Provide site operatives and supply chain colleagues with information from drawings, schedules, and specifications 
  • Complete quality check sheets and enter into built files 
  • Produce as built drawings and records for activities 
  • Keep accurate records (diaries, photographs, and records of site discussions) 
  • Work to weekly programme drafted by others 
  • Produce accurate daily records of resources employed including subcontractors 
  • Provide details of outputs achieved

Who we're looking for:

  • You will need a minimum of 4 Highers (minimum B grade) including Maths, or equivalent
  • You’ll need to have a team-focus with the ability to communicate and build strong relationships with people at all levels
  • Have a passion for Engineering and Infrastructure 
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to change (shift work and travel may be required)
  • You will have a strong work ethic and willingness to take responsibility for your academic and vocational development.
  • Ideally hold a full UK drivers’ licence
  • Eligibility to live and work in the UK at the time of joining
  • Pass pre-employment medical which will include a Drug & Alcohol test 

Why work for us:

Alongside the amazing opportunity, support and pride that you’ll gain from developing your career with one of the world’s foremost infrastructure giants, you’ll also enjoy:

  • Accredited Apprenticeship Programme with Balfour Beatty
  • Part of a structured development programme
  • Support from line manager
  • A competitive salary
  • An opportunity to grow your career at Balfour Beatty
  • At the end of your programme you will receive your qualification in your chosen apprenticeship programme

Closing Date: applications are open until 31st May 2023, but we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Balfour Beatty reserves the right to remove adverts should application numbers reach a maximum before this date. 

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: May 31st, 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • Aberdeen
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