Civil Engineering Technician Apprenticeship

Civil engineering technicians support inthe design, creation and connecting up of the world around us, making the villages,towns and cities work for the people that live in them, and are playing an everincreasing role in safeguarding and improving the environment into our future.

They will use and apply engineeringprinciples and techniques, carry out calculations and data analysis, prepareand produce sketches, diagrams, and models, to support technical problemsolving and in the delivery of civil engineering designs and technicalsolutions. They use a range of tools and techniques, including digitaltechniques (such as CAD or BIM) to aid the visualisation, communication,measurement and assessment of civil engineering projects.

In their daily work, employees interactwith their line manager, typically a senior civil engineer or site manager, toconfirm programmes of work and agree individual responsibilities, which in turnsupport the delivery of wider plans across civil engineering teams; these teamscould include engineers across a range of disciplines, from various employertypes (e.g. clients, consultancies, contractors), and project managers, wheretheir collective outputs will be used to produce civil engineering solutionsthat are fit for purpose, safe, secure, environmentally sustainable, and meetcustomer and industry specifications.

Civil engineering technicians, depending ontheir employer, will spend their time in an office environment, working onsite, working remotely or a combination of these. There is also potential forvisiting customers or suppliers.

Employees are responsible for assisting inthe delivery of accurate and quality civil engineering solutions, ensuring theyare within agreed time and resource limits, compliant with industry andregulatory standards, such as the Common Safety Method (CSM), and tospecification. Civil engineering technicians must also comply with health andsafety regulations, welfare, wellbeing, and environmental and sustainabilitypolicies. They will typically report to an engineer or project manager,normally as part of a cross functional team, the size of this team and responsibilitiesvarying with the scope of the project and size of the employer.

Technicians are able to use their ownjudgement when undertaking the occupational duties and applying their technicalknowledge, skills and behaviours in a range of contexts and environments. Theyalso have a responsibility to plan and organise their own work and contributeto the management of projects using a variety of business processes,procedures, and methods of working. They are also responsible for their owncontinuing professional development and recognising their own obligations tosociety.

Person Specification

  • Punctual
  • Positive attitude to work and colleagues
  • Practical ability and awareness of working safely
  • Self-motivation and desire to learn
  • Is both resilient and committed
  • Good co-ordination skills and a methodical approach
  • Is always looking to improve
  • Enjoys being a team player

TypicalWorking Week

You will work on site for four days perweek and attend college for one day a week. Most site hours are Monday toFriday, 08.00-17.00.


Upon completion, the learner will bequalified as a Civil Engineer

Key Training/CollegeInformation

K10 will enrol and fund yourqualifications through a SFA funded training provider.It is likely totake 36 months to complete this apprenticeship, depending on currentqualifications and experience.


Individual employers will set theselection criteria for their Apprenticeships. Apprenticeship candidateswill typically have at least 5 GCSEs at Grades A*-C / 9-4 including Maths(Grade B / 5 or 6), English and Science or their equivalent.


The passion and commitment to become afully qualified civil engineering technician. It would be advantageous if youhave already completed technical certificates in Pearson BTEC Level 3 NationalDiploma in Civil Engineering, have previous related work experience, CSCS, butthis is certainly not essential.

Berkshire, England, UK