What's Civil Engineering like?
Civil engineers build and shape the world. They work on roads and railways, schools, hospitals and water supply. With a Graduate Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering, you’ll build a career in a key growth sector.
Civil engineering covers a huge range of jobs, such as:
civil engineering technician
We've worked with colleges, universities and industry employers to create this qualification. You'll gain the skills and knowledge the industry expects from a graduate - and earn yourself a degree.
You'll gain a Graduate Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 10. When you complete it you'll achieve the following qualification(s):
BSc or BEng (Honours) degree in Civil Engineering at SCQF Level 10
A Graduate Apprenticeship is about much more than getting a degree. Because it’s work-based, you’ll also gain a range of useful experience and skills such as:
working in a safe and sustainable way
using specialist techniques, procedures and technology
knowing and understanding key concepts and materials
scientific and mathematical knowledge and understanding
using digital platforms
designing and evaluating civil engineering solutions
planning and managing projects
complying with professional standards
being aware of sustainability and environmental laws, innovation and best practice
The key content areas which make up the Civil Engineering Graduate Apprenticeship are:
Civil engineering practice
Civil engineering design, analysis, specification and maintenance
Your Graduate Apprenticeship will also help you to develop meta-skills. Employers value these skills, which include:
working with others
These skills are crucial for your future life and career as they help you to:
cope and excel during change
collaborate with others
You could find employment in roles such as:
Entry requirements for Graduate Apprenticeships vary by course and institution.
Each vacancy advert tells you what qualifications you need to start the apprenticeship. Or you can contact the university for guidance on entry requirements.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll study at university about 1 day a week. When you complete the apprenticeship you’ll have achieved an honours degree.
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.
You might complete the apprenticeship in a shorter time. That’s because you might have prior learning or experience that can be taken into consideration. This means you don’t have to repeat some parts of the qualification.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.