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Civil Engineer



Civil Engineer


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£18,000 per year EDINBURGH Full-time (37.5 Hours) Edinburgh Napier University 30/03/2021 SCQF Level 10 - Honours Degree
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Job overview

As part of our Undergraduate Development programme you will study towards a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. You’ll be based in our Edinburgh office within the Highways team and attend Edinburgh Napier University over a 5-6 year period on a block or day release basis or through blended learning.

As one of the world’s leading engineering consultancy firms, at WSP, we’re passionate about the big questions. And big answers, naturally. For us that’s all about reaching beyond the expected to do work that’ll make a profound impact felt long into the future. We engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come. We’ve been involved in many high-profile projects like The Shard, Crossrail, M1 Smart Motorway and the London Olympic & Paralympic Route Network.

What will I learn?

Your role will be varied and your learning will be fast paced - one day can be completely different to the next.

You will have the opportunity to learn new skills using specialist software suited to the area of the business you are working in. You may be involved in assisting in the development of highways designs, drawing production, geometrical modelling and BIM. You will work as part of a design team learning design principles and standards and the use of appropriate software, helping to deliver quality projects for our clients. Where possible you will get the opportunity to visit site and see the projects you’ve been working on, coming to life.

You will also be enrolled onto a bespoke internal development programme to support you to attain the knowledge, skills and behaviour that will help you successfully achieve your apprenticeship.

As this is a permanent position, after gaining your degree, WSP will continue to be committed to your learning and development throughout your career with us. You will have the opportunity to gain Chartered status with the Institution of Civil Engineers, as well as the chance to study towards a Masters degree.

What qualification or qualities are required?

• A minimum of four SQA Highers at Grade BBBC (including Maths) plus Nat 5 English at B.
• A Foundation Apprenticeship in a related discipline plus suitable academic qualifications.
• A Modern Apprenticeship or college qualification in in a related discipline
• You'll have five National 5 qualifications including Maths, English and Science grade C and above (with at least a B in Maths for Engineering)

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