Highways Civil Engineering Apprenticeship

  • AECOM
  • Altrincham, Bedford, Belfast, Cardiff, Chesterfield, Croydon, Dublin, Glasgow, Newcastle
  • 18 Jan, 2018
Higher Apprenticeship Engineering

Job Description

Deadline: Ongoing

Salary: £13,000 - £18,000

Location: Altrincham, Bedford, Belfast, Cardiff, Chesterfield, Croydon, Dublin, Glasgow, Newcastle

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, see how we deliver what others can only imagine at aecom.com and @AECOM.

We are an internationally recognised leader in highway consultancy, giving our clients a range of services including planning, design project management and asset support services. Our highway’s division boasts over 700 employees across 23 offices in 7 countries in Europe alone and is constantly expanding; with a number of exciting opportunities now available for trainees to work within our Strategic Highways team across the UK and supporting operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

The Strategic Highways team deals with a range of different projects across the globe working with funding agencies, national and local governments, highways authorities and private organisations. Selected candidates will work on projects from initial concept through to construction and operation on a number of high profile projects with a variety of clients. Our current portfolio of works comprises a diverse mix of local, national and international highway and infrastructure improvements.

Successful candidates will be enrolled on our Structured Training Excellence Programme (STEP) and have the opportunity to develop their skills within a supporting environment which encourages challenge and collaborative behaviours. Candidates will use industry leading computer software and BIM modelling applications while working on a variety of highway specific disciplines including:


•Transportation planning
•Feasibility and Highway route studies
•Highway design
•Junction design
•Traffic management planning
•Pavement analysis and design
•Drainage analysis and design
•Utility layout and diversion recording
•Streetscape design
•Intelligent transportation systems (ITS)


Our STEP programme is designed to recruit school-leavers who show commitment, aptitude and enthusiasm, into science, engineering and technology careers with us. You will combine work-based on-the-job training and learning with further studies and must be willing to progress your career. After an initial probationary period you must be willing to undertake a day release course at a Further Education College to study a Civil Engineering BTEC Level 3 or Civil Degree Apprenticeship, depending on your level of education, and ultimately achieving Incorporated Engineer status and subsequently Chartered Engineer status.

In order to apply you will need to provide the following - if this information is not provided it will slow your application down and therefore you may miss out.
•CV including details of any work experience, and your education including dates, grades, and what you studied.
•Covering letter demonstrating your passion, why you are interested in this position, and how your skills and education/qualifications support your application