Civil Engineering apprenticeships

"Apprenticeships have massively aided my learning and development, gaining fully-funded qualifications whilst working and earning a wage. This is different to the conventional university route and helps you to progress professionally and personally simultaneously".

Tom
Principal Engineer, Improvements Team

We are expanding our directorate and we want individuals who will develop academically, professionally and personally as Civil Engineers.

Be a part of a profession that constantly evolves, with innovation and sustainability at its heart.

Our apprentices will need:

  • sound problem solving skills
  • to be inquisitive and committed to learning
  • a methodical approach with acute attention to detail
  • an interest in highway engineering.

Harry tells us about Civil Engineering apprenticeships

“I love the variety of site and office working as it makes the job interesting and hands-on. The work I do is very rewarding as it benefits the public and improves the safety and efficiency of the highway structures and drainage systems.”

Harry
Civil Engineering Technician apprentice

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What a typical day as a Civil Engineering apprentice looks like.

As one of the Civil Engineering apprentices in Highways, Transport and Planning (HTP), you will improve the efficiency of the highway assets, systems and our transportation networks that benefit our community.

Role responsibilities can include:

  • preparation of drawings
  • surveying
  • communicating with other internal teams and external contractors
  • studying for exams on a day release programme
  • attending webinars
  • continuing professional development - off the job hours
  • working both in an office environment and on site
  • updating jobs on internal and external systems
  • being part of teams delivering high profile civil engineering projects.

An apprenticeship is the perfect way for you to kickstart your career at West Sussex County Council (WSCC) and you can join us with no industry experience.

What a typical day as a Civil Engineering apprentice looks like

As one of the Civil Engineering apprentices in Highways, Transport and Planning (HTP), you will improve the efficiency of the highway assets, systems and our transportation networks that benefit our community.

Role responsibilities can include:

  • preparation of drawings
  • surveying
  • communicating with other internal teams and external contractors
  • studying for exams on a day release programme
  • attending webinars
  • continuing professional development - off the job hours
  • working both in an office environment and on site
  • updating jobs on internal and external systems
  • being part of teams delivering high profile civil engineering projects.

An apprenticeship is the perfect way for you to kickstart your career at West Sussex County Council (WSCC) and you can join us with no industry experience.

Why choose us?

“The support network at WSCC is brilliant. My manager and mentor are always available to help and guide me when needed.”

Leon
Civil Engineering Technician apprentice

Apprenticeship programme

Highways, Transport and Planning (HTP) is renowned in WSCC for being the leading directorate for successful apprentices.

On the apprenticeship programme you will be set up with a buddy and a mentor to help support and guide you, working alongside apprentices in other teams. You will receive a competitive full-time salary with a day release to attend university.

Our buddy scheme helps new recruits feel supported throughout their apprenticeship. We do this by pairing them up with another person who is completing the same course. This enables new apprentices to ask questions and have a reliable person to turn to for support with work or study tasks.

After you have earned your qualification, you will have official accreditation from the Institution of Civil Engineers. This will allow you to work across a variety of teams and projects, as well as give you the option to continue further training or study in your full-time role.