Apprentice Programme 2017 – Civil Engineer

Skanska, a leading construction company and developer, is an inclusive and responsible business that is helping to build a better society. Known for major projects like the Gherkin and Crossrail, we are creating, upgrading and maintaining the country’s buildings and infrastructure. Drawing on our Scandinavian heritage, we are green, innovative and progressive. We bring together people and technology, helping to make our industry safer and more collaborative.

Joining us as an Apprentice Civil Engineer, you will complete a 2-3 year training programme, including attending the National Construction College at Bircham Newton on a block release basis and gaining practical experience working on various Skanska projects around the UK. You will develop an understanding of construction skills, terminology and methodology, as well as developing practical understanding of the importance of health and safety and the environmental requirements involved. Whilst keeping a journal of your daily experiences of site, you will be supported to achieve NVQ Level 3 in Civil Engineering and be ready to take up a post of Assistant Site Engineer on completion.  

You are required to hold a minimum of 4 GCSE’s at grades 4 to 9 (or grades A to C) and these must include Maths, a Science subject and English. Although no previous experience is required, you will have a passion for the construction industry and will want to help shape the future and build for a better society.

You’ll have the opportunity to care for people and the environment, to be accountable for future generations, and to not only foster an inclusive culture where we are open and fair, showing trust and respect for one another, but also one where everyone can speak their mind. Are you ready to build for a better society?

Programme start date: October 2017

Location: London & South East

The deadline for applications is Friday 28th April and assessment centres will be held in June.  

We would like you to perform at your best at every stage of our recruitment process. Please contact us if you require any adjustments that would support you throughout your application.

We thrive through embracing differences, whether they be social backgrounds, ethnicity, disability, gender, age, religion, sexuality and any other protected characteristic – we know that diversity opens a rich potential for new ways of thinking, helping us to build successful and winning teams. We call it Naturally Skanska.


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