Civil Engineering

Graduate Apprenticeship



With a Graduate Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering, your employees will build a career in a key growth sector. They'll develop skills to build and shape the world, including roads and railways, schools, hospitals and water supply.

The key content areas which the apprenticeship supports are:

  • civil engineering practice

  • civil engineering design, analysis, specification and maintenance

  • project management

  • professional practice

  • interpersonal skills

We've worked with colleges, universities and industry employers to create this degree-level qualification. Your employees will gain the skills and knowledge the civil engineering industry needs - and earn a degree. 

You can recruit new employees, upskill or reskill existing employees.

Apprenticeship framework(s)

Successful candidates will gain a Graduate Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 10.

Select Level 10 to see the framework document and qualification at that level.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Graduate Apprenticeships vary by course and institution.

Each vacancy advert says what qualifications are needed to start each Graduate Apprenticeship. The candidate can also contact the university directly for guidance on entry requirements.

Progression and development

A Civil Engineering Graduate Apprentice could look for roles such as:

  • civil engineer 

  • civil engineering technician

  • quantity surveyor

  • town planner

  • structural engineer

  • construction manager

  • land surveyor

  • project manager

  • asset manager

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How does it work?

Apprentices will learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. They’ll also study at university about 1 day a week. At the end they’ll have achieved an honours degree. 

Cost and funding

As Graduate Apprentices are your employees, you'll pay their salary. This is not set by SDS but we encourage all employers to pay the Living Wage.

For Graduate Apprentices who started in 2019 and 2020, we'll fund their learning costs for the duration of the course.

How long will it take?

This is a Graduate Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 10 (Honours degree level) and will take up to 4 years to complete.

Some people might complete the apprenticeship in a shorter time. That’s because they might have prior learning or experience that can be taken into consideration. This means they wouldn't have to repeat some parts of the qualification.

Need information or advice?

Call our advisors to find out more about Graduate Apprenticeships.

0800 783 6000

Sounds right for your business?

The next step is to find a learning provider that offers this apprenticeship.

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