Higher Apprenticeships

Experience high-level work-based training while you continue your studies.

Once you’ve completed your A Levels or a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship, our Higher Technical Apprenticeships might be the right option for you. You may be given the opportunity to continue your studies to obtain Foundation Degree or even an Honours Degree.

During the scheme you will attend college or University on a day or block release basis. You will work in one of our offices or on site, under the guidance of a more senior colleague where you will demonstrate the skills learned at college and improve them in real work situations.

What qualifications will I get?

  •   NVQ Level 4 to 6 (depending on scheme)
  •   HNC/HND/Level 6 Diploma
  •   Depending on scheme a Foundation Degree or even an Honors Degree

You will also be on the first step of the ladder towards gaining a professional qualification. We have also supported many of our apprentices to continue their studies to degree level – meaning that you could not only gain valuable work experience whilst earning a salary, but also obtain a degree in your chosen area.

What benefits will I get?

You will receive a competitive salary, plus a range of benefits. These vary across our business, but include:

  •   A pension scheme
  •   Participation in our flexible benefits programme
  •   The ability to join the Share Incentive Plan (SIP)
  •   Up to 25 days holiday per year
  •   Travel allowance/company car

Your salary will rise with qualifications achieved and experience gained. In addition, we will pay your college fees.

How long will it last?

The apprenticeship will last for around two years but will finish when you reach the required standard and gain the relevant qualification.

Where will I be based?

Our apprenticeship schemes are available across the UK.

What do I need to apply?

This varies according to the scheme you’re on, but you will generally require at least two A Levels at grade A* to C, with five GCSEs (or equivalent) in English, Maths and a Science. Alternatively you may have already completed a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. You will usually need to sit and pass aptitude tests for the trade apprenticeship depending on the trade. Full details will be stated in the job advert.

What happens after my apprenticeship?

Successful candidates at the end of the scheme can expect to work as a:

  •   Civil Engineer
  •   Construction Manager
  •   Designer
  •   Electrical Engineer
  •   Facilities Manager
  •   Mechanical Engineer
  •   Power Engineer
  •   Quantity Surveyor
  •   Railway Engineer