*You can only apply for one apprenticeship scheme per year. So, between January and August 2017, we will only accept your first application. Any additional applications you submit will not be considered.*
Apprenticeship level: Level 3
Scheme length: 2 years
Salary: Salaries starting from £17,802
Requirements: 5 GCSE's A*-C including maths, English language, and science (ICT is desirable). You must be 16 years of age by 1 September 2017 to be eligible for this scheme
Applications: This scheme is now closed.

Note: Before you apply, we strongly advise you to read the application process information thoroughly and in full. It tells you everything you need to know and provides details about what to expect as part of your application.

Our highway engineering and construction projects are essential to maintaining and improving the capital's strategic road network.

About the role

Our network carries the greatest volume of traffic of all transport modes and not just people; it also transports goods, materials and essential services, including the emergency services. As part of your structured training programme, you'll have placements across a number of areas within Surface Transport, so you could find yourself in any of the following areas:

  • Highways network team
  • Sponsorship and Project delivery
  • Design
  • Bus and Traffic Infrastructure
  • Structures
  • Road Tunnels
  • Health & Safety
  • Contract management team

If you have a genuine interest and enthusiasm for civil engineering and want to be involved in managing the projects essential to the maintenance and improvement of London's strategic road network, then this scheme is the perfect way to kick start your career.

About you

You could be working with internal teams, local authorities or external contractors, so you'll need to have the ability to communicate with different people and learn how to positively influence and make decisions. Working on large and complex projects means you'll need excellent organisation skills and a passion for problem solving.

On this exciting and rewarding apprenticeship scheme you'll gain valuable skills, a recognised Level 3 apprenticeship qualification, a BTEC Level 3 in civil engineering and great additional training. There will be a combination of classroom learning and practical experience.

By the end of the scheme you'll be able to understand and balance the interests of the different groups affected by civil engineering works. At the end of the scheme you could become one of our civil engineering technicians and the chance of achieving an engineering technician qualification with a civil engineering institution.

Learn more about the benefits of all our apprenticeships schemes, and find out exactly what we're looking for.

If you're successful you'll have to pass pre-employment checks before joining. These will include reference checks, qualifications checks, right to work in the UK and in some cases a medical and a Criminal Records Bureau check.