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Civil Engineering Level 3 Apprenticeship

Job Title: Civil Engineering Level 3 Apprenticeship
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Start Date: September 2020
Reference: 032579
Job Published: February 05, 2020 17:05

Job Description

Civil Engineering Level 3 Apprenticeship 032579
Organisation - HR
Job - Civils Engineering Technician
Position Type - Full Time
Thank you for your interest in applying for this TfL Apprenticeship.


We’d like to remind you that you must ensure you are eligible for this scheme before applying. Please read through the eligibility criteria below carefully and ensure that you are eligible before applying.


This application will also contain a series of questions to establish whether or not you are eligible. It is important that you take great care in reading and answering these questions as we will not be able to revert your application if an error is made.


Please Note: We only allow one application for any of our Level 2-3 Apprenticeship schemes per academic year. Any subsequent applications will be withdrawn.



Civil Engineering


Apprenticeship Standard
Level 3 – Civil Engineering Technician



3 years






£19,663 (reviewed in line with London Living Wage)



Job overview


Our Civil Engineers create and maintain the essential infrastructure that supports the whole of London’s transport network, including London Underground, DLR and our strategic road network.


Our asset stock is hugely varied, and includes thousands of bridges, hundreds of kilometres of roads and tunnels, hundreds of embankments and cuttings and a vast network of drainage.  These assets are the essential foundation of the transport system that keeps the city moving, working and growing.


Our civil engineers are also at the forefront of major transport system upgrades, including the Northern Line Extension, Crossrail 2 and the new Silvertown Tunnel. 


The role of a Civil Engineering Apprentice is critical in supporting works to ensure the ongoing reliability and safety of London’s world class transport infrastructure.


What will I be doing?


As an apprentice, your development programme will be made up of different 3-6month placement rotations. You will be undertaking a mixture of office based and on-site tasks. Our aim is to equip you with the range of skills and experience you need for your successful career. We also understand that everyone’s career is different, so every apprentice’s journey is unique.

The work will vary from placement to placement however for all of them; you’ll have the opportunity to make an impact on the millions of journeys customers make across London each day.

·         You may find yourself working on maintaining and improving the structures and earthworks of London Underground.

·          You might be working on site on the delivery of step-free access schemes to improve accessibility to the network.

·         You could be given the chance to complete a placement on a major project such as the Silvertown tunnel river crossing.

·         All these activities will directly make a positive improvement to many Londoners’ daily lives.

Ultimately, the work you’ll be doing on this scheme means helping to ease congestion and open up new connections between communities as an area is regenerated.  You’ll be working with many different people affected by the project, as well as our own team and suppliers. This could include meeting with groups from the community to help ensure our neighbours understand what we are doing and how the project will benefit London. 


What do we look for?


Everything we do as an organisation is to ensure that our evolving city remains future-proof for millions of Londoners. Our talented apprentices form a vital part of that vision, so it’s important that we find the best people to help us do this. We’re looking for people who are;


·         Highly motivated

·         Logical thinkers who are willing to learn

·         Resilient and adaptable

·         Results driven with strong communication skills


As a member of the team, we’ll give you responsibility and the opportunity to add value.  If you are excited by inspiring and influencing the future of London then this is the career path for you.



Where can this career take me?


Upon successful completion of this scheme, you could roll-off into one of the following roles:

Engineering Technician, Assistant Engineer, Works Inspector, Assistant Project Manager, Assistant Operations Officer which could lead to further career development opportunities in our engineering, operations and project delivery teams.



What training and support will you get?


You will be working towards a Level 3 qualification in Civil Engineering Technician.   

Typically, you will be required to attend college one day a week during term time and may be required to attend one or more weeks of college field training.


Whilst on the scheme, we’ll support your technical development through a wide range of on-the-job practical experiences and placements.  We’ll also support your professional development through a combination of classroom-led training courses, online training courses, mentoring opportunities and structured networking opportunities. You will receive one-to-one support throughout the programme from your TfL Engineering Mentor and your Line Manager. You’ll also be connected to a ‘buddy’ who will be a more experienced apprentice from the scheme. 


Your Scheme Sponsor and Engineering Mentor will also oversee your technical and professional development with the aim of supporting your application for professional accreditation with the Institution of Civil Engineers at EngTech grade.


Entry requirements


A minimum of 5 GCSE’s A*-C or Grade 4 and above including Maths, Science and English Language (or equivalent)

You are not eligible for this scheme if you currently hold or are working towards a qualification at the same or higher level in a related subject or have already studied content from the qualification for this scheme.


You must be 18 years of age by 1st September 2020 to be eligible for this scheme.


Reasonable Adjustments


If you have any special requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please contact us by phone or email on the contact details below.


Please Note: We need a minimum of 48 hours’ notice (excluding weekends and bank holidays) to allow us to try and accommodate reasonable adjustments. Any adjustments will be confirmed to you in writing, once received, please print a copy and bring this to the assessment with you.


Contacting Us


If at any time you need to speak to anyone within the Recruitment Team then please contact us Mon – Fri between 08.30 and 17.30 on 0333 0062939 (Option 1) or alternatively email us at



Meet our apprentice




Online Tests 


PLEASE NOTE: On successful completion of your application you will be sent an invitation to complete an online test - the Situational Strengths Test. You will have exactly 7 days from the date and time of being invited to complete this test.


If you have not received the email within 24 hours of submitting your application, please check your junk/spam emails or alternatively, a copy can be found in your job page TfL Careers account. Alternatively, please contact the recruitment team on 0333 0062939 (Option 1) or email us at You can contact us: Mon – Fri between 08.30 and 17.30.


No extensions will be granted, therefore if you are unable to complete your test within the 7 days, we would advise you to refrain from submitting your application at this time.  If you do not complete the tests within 7 days of receiving the email, you will be automatically removed from the process. Please note: The online test is not compatible with mobiles or tablets so please ensure you have access to a PC or laptop to complete your test.