Civil engineers build and shape the world. They work on everything from roads and railways to schools, hospitals and water supply.
Civil engineering covers a huge range of jobs, such as:
The industry’s workforce is ageing and there is a demand for new, young engineers to fill the skills gap.
Are you a practical thinker and a problem-solver with a knack for science and maths? This could be the career for you.
You’ll gain a Foundation Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering. That's the same level of learning as an SQA Higher, which is SCQF Level 6.
On your apprenticeship, you’ll do parts of the Civil Engineering Modern Apprenticeship in either contracting or consultancy.
As part of your National Certificate, your mandatory topics will include:
Your SVQ will be assessed as part of your work placement. You’ll achieve one of the following:
Your Foundation Apprenticeship will also help you to develop meta-skills. Employers value these skills, which include:
You'll need these transferable skills for working in a range of other related jobs.
Your Foundation Apprenticeship gives you lots of options, including:
You'll do the Foundation Apprenticeship alongside your other school subjects. You'll work on projects with an employer and a learning provider, such as a college. It'll give you an industry-recognised qualification that's great for your CV.
Read our info on the Civil Engineering Foundation Apprenticeship to see how it all works!
If you're staying on at school, you can apply for a Foundation Apprenticeship.
Use the search tool to find out if this subject is available at your school. Then fill out the form that comes next, to let us know you're interested. We'll get back to you with more information.