Level 6 Civil Engineering Site Management Degree Apprenticeship

So you’re looking at getting a degree in Civil Engineering but fear you may not gain enough experience in the field when time comes to get a job? 

No need to fear, here at Apprentice Now…

…you have the opportunity to do both!

We offer a level 6 degree apprenticeship that includes the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to achieve Incorporated Engineer status with the Institution of Civil Engineers. 

By the end of this apprenticeship, the following qualifications will be gained:

  • BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering or equivalent Level 6 Civil Engineering Diploma, mapped to UK-Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) for Incorporated Engineer
  • Industry certificates in Site Safety Plus Site Managers’ Safety Training Scheme and Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme which are required for safe operations in the workplace
  • English will be required to be demonstrated at Level 3 and Maths will be required to be demonstrated at Level 5 for Incorporated Engineer status. These may be demonstrated in the BEng(Hons) Civil


The typical duration for this apprenticeship is three to four years but this will depend on the previous experience of the apprentice and access to opportunities to gain the full range of competence.

Entry requirements 

Individual employers will set their own selection criteria for this apprenticeship. As it requires achievement to Level 6 and a high level of Maths the typical entry requirements for this Apprenticeship will be the completion of the Level 4 Construction Technician Standard; EngTech TMICE status; HNC in Civil Engineering or equivalent qualifications and commensurate experience. 

Academic achievements aren’t the only thing that gets you through the door! Your skills, knowledge and who you are as a person all play a part in qualifying for this degree apprenticeship.

A few honourable mentions in Knowledge, skills and behaviours required for this role:


  • Civil Engineering Knowledge, solutions and techniques 
  • Understand the project management cycle including the planning, budgeting, project funding and payment processes
  • Understand principles of team working, staff coordination, supply chain management,performance management and the development of people
  • Commercial and Legal Awareness, Safe Systems of Work and Sustainability


  • Management and Leadership
  • Commercial Ability
  • Health, Safety and welfare
  • Sustainable Development
  • Interpersonal Skills and Communication


  • Independent Judgement and Responsibility
  • Maintaining Continuing Professional Development
  • Complying with Codes of Conduct

The main duties and tasks in Civil Engineering Site Management are:

  • To ensure that safe systems of work are in place on their site and that all staff adhere to them
  • To translate design information to construction teams so they can construct the project effectively and efficiently
  • To manage the productivity on the site so that the project is completed on time
  • To ensure that the project is completed to the specification and quality needed by the client
  • To manage the activity on site in a way that adheres to cost and contract constraints
  • To ensure that the site has minimal negative impact on the environment and community
  • To manage interfaces between stakeholders associated with the project


If you think civil engineering is the career path for you then why not go for a degree apprenticeship where you could get equal parts education and experience. You would not only stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs but also grow as an individual as you would face challenges and problem solving opportunities any working professional would while tackling complex theoretical learning! 

Further education has never been so rewarding where you earn while you learn. Apprenticeships are the future and if you want to be a part of that future then head to CIVIL ENGINEERING SITE MANAGEMENT (DEGREE) for further information. 

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Could You Be A Science Industry Maintenance Technician?

Do you want to work in an industry at the leading edge of technology? With opportunities at companies such as AstraZeneca, GSK, Ineos and Pfizer, there has never been a better time to become a Science Industry Maintenance Technician!

What is a Science Industry Maintenance Technician?

A science industry maintenance technician helps to ensure creation and maintenance of safe operation of science industry plant through the installation, maintenance, testing and repair of mechanical, electrical equipment and instrumentation. This role requires proactivity to help find solutions to problems and identify areas where their working environment can be improved. As well as core engineering skills, maintenance technicians need to follow safe working practices, specific to this industry. Work varies, using specialist safety equipment, completing shift work and working on sites running 365 day operations.  

Science industry maintenance technicians work in a wide range of companies, including, but not exclusively, chemical, petrochemical, polymer, primary and secondary pharmaceutical, biotechnology, formulated products, engineering and nuclear manufacturing.

What Skills Do You Need?

Achieved a minimum of Grade C at Level 2 (GCSE) in:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Any Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) subject.

What Skills Are Desirable?

  • Strong Communication – You will be working with various stakeholders, therefore communicating effectively using a full range of skills will be required: Speaking, Listening, Writing, Body Language and Presentation.
  • Teamwork – Ensuring you are a team player, working effectively as part of your team.
  • Independence – The ability to take responsibility for your own work.
  • Proactivity – Initiating and completing tasks at work.
  • Awareness – Understanding of the impact your work on others.
  • Time Management – Ensuring work is completed on schedule and to an excellent standard.
  • Adaptability – To be able to react to change in a positive manner.
  • Perseverance – Pursue excellence in the face of adversity.
  • Willingness To Learn! – Someone who is motivated to improve.

What Skills Will You Gain?

  • Understand and follow internal and external regulatory procedures in order to meet the quality standards set out by both your employer and the industry regulators.
  • Understand your business’s Goals and Objectives. Taking into account your own role within the organisation and how you can help to meet those objectives.
  • Maintaining systems and equipment that are relevant to your discipline, whilst following regulatory procedures (or multiple if required by your job role).
  • Apply techniques to identify and solve problems before they can arise, this applies to all aspects of the job role. (This can include systems, components, and inter-personal relations)
  • Understand and display relevant technical knowledge within your discipline.
  • Understanding how to identify end of life issues with equipment.
  • Understand and apply information taken from briefs, engineering documents, specifications, manuals and databases.
  • Input and interpret data accurately and efficiently.

Why Should You Apply?

  • This apprenticeship takes place over a minimum of 36 months, where you will learn valuable skills from your paid employment whilst receiving the specialist training from your Apprenticeship provider.
  • Upon completion you will have achieved a: Level 3 (Advanced) qualification – Equivalent to 2 A-levels
  • Salary during employment (to be confirmed by the employer) and a potential base salary upon completion of £29,000 per annum.
  • Opportunities in industries including but not limited to automotive, biotechnology, chemical, engineering, formulated products, nuclear manufacturing, petrochemical, polymer, primary and secondary pharmaceutical.
  • It’s an excellent opportunity to kickstart or accelerate your career in the STEM industry!


The Level 3 Science Industry Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship is an amazing opportunity for career growth. With so many recognisable industry leaders taking on Apprentices, now is an excellent time to consider this career path. You will gain many desirable soft and hard skills that will make you an invaluable asset to the industry. You may choose to continue with your current employer or see where your experience and knowledge can take you in the industry. There is also further opportunity to study with at a higher level with an example of a Level 6 Science Industry Process Plant Engineer building upon the skills gained at level 3 to help design and manufacture chemical, biological or science-based technologies. The options and opportunities within the industry continue to grow as more resources are invested into apprenticeships, with both employers and apprentices seeing a bright future in the industry!

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Level 7 Postgraduate Engineer Apprenticeship

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Well, what now? The path through higher education has been the traditional route for engineers for the past 30 years, but what happens next? Here at ApprenticeTips, we think it’s time to debunk this conventional route to work and give postgraduate engineers the opportunity to explore a path more suited to them to kick start their career.


Duration- Typically 24-30 months (this does not include EPA period)
Qualification- Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Engineering Competence
Funding- Maximum funding of £27,000
Sector- Engineering and manufacturing

The engineering sector is vital to the UKs economic status and produces over one quarter of the UKs total GBP. With the engineering sector ever growing, so has the demand for engineers. Employers need over 180k people with engineering skills each year to help meet this requirement we need to double the number of graduates entering the industry. Our universities currently produce about 25k engineering and technology first degrees each year meaning the Post Graduate Engineer Training Standard will be critical in meeting the sector’s future skills needs. This is an amazing opportunity for postgraduates to get involved and start their career in a respective and professional work environment.

The Role

The new Level 7 Postgraduate Engineer Apprenticeship offers amazing opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge in a highly-regarded postgraduate programme to develop your engineering competence. Further your ability in a real life working environment and earn while you learn! You will work in a range of areas that cover a variety of engineering disciplines including:

  1. Research and Development Engineer
  2. Design and Development Engineer
  3. Systems Integration Engineer
  4. Quality Assurance/Compliance Engineer
  5. Test / Qualification Engineer
  6. Manufacture / Production Engineer
  7. Maintenance / Test Engineer
  8. Product Support (inc logistics) Engineer
  9. Decommissioning/ Disposal Engineer
  10. Supply Chain/Procurement
  11. Engineering Business Manager

Post Graduate Engineers will develop solutions to engineering problems using new or existing technologies through innovation, creativity, change and may have technical accountability for complex systems with their associated risks. You will have the opportunity to work in a wide range of specialised roles, developing your skills, knowledge and experience.

Skill and Knowledge Requirements

As a post graduate engineer, you should be able to demonstrate:


  • The theoretical knowledge to solve problems in existing and emerging technologies and applying and developing analytical techniques
  • Understanding of business and commercial needs/constraints
  • knowledge and understanding of own competencies capabilities and limitations
  • Understanding of financial responsibilities and authorisation processes
  • Understanding of technical sign off responsibilities and who within their organisation needs to be involved in the sign off of product/processes


  • Safe working practices and an understanding of technical governance and quality management
  • Compliance with legislation and codes but be able to seek improvements
  • Practical competence to deliver innovative products and services
  • Technical responsibility for complex engineering systems
  • the skill sets necessary to develop other technical staff

Entry Requirements

Every employer has their own recruitment and selection criteria requirements. However, in order to optimise success for yourself, make sure you have a recognised Bachelors Level Degree or equivalent such as BEng or BSc in a STEM subject. You must have at least a level 2 in English and Math before the End Point Assessment.

This Postgraduate Engineer Training Apprenticeship is a fantastic opportunity for postgrad engineers looking to enhance their knowledge and kick start their career. You will have the opportunity to work in a wide range of specialised roles, developing your skills, knowledge and experience. Earn a professionally recongised qualification that aligns with the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) at Chartered Engineer (CEng) level. If you want to find more information and resources about our postgrad apprenticeships, click here.

Power Of Today: Level 4 Electrical Power Protection & Plant Commissioning Engineer

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From undertaking testing, commissioning and maintenance activities on electrical power systems and equipment. Let’s delve into the Electrical Power Protection & Plant Commissioning Engineer apprenticeship a little further.

What is an Electrical Power Protection & Plant commissioning Engineer?

The role of an electrical power protection & plant commissioning engineer requires testing and commissioning electrical power plans and ensuring that any work conducted is done so to a high safety standard, measured reliability, satisfying customers & managing budget requirements. Commissioning will require for one to logically approach builds which comes from individual components through to full system commissioning which can include making equipment live, also monitoring the equipment probity once turned on

You will be working alongside other engineers who will be installing, carrying out multiple testing’s and commission protection systems, showcasing the uprightness of power system plant & impedimenta.

The Apprenticeship Procedure

This particular apprenticeship typically takes 36 months with an end point assessment being held within the last 6 month. The apprentice will be graded based on their performance during the end point assessment, awarded with either a distinction, pass or fail.

Employers must content themselves that the apprentices are prepared for their end-point assessment. Apprentices must exemplify that they meet the following criteria:

  • Achieved English and Maths at level 2 or higher
  • Satisfactory completion of the formal training plan agreed with the apprentice by the employer
  • Sufficient evidence in the form of a work log to allow the apprentice to consistently demonstrate skills, knowledge and behaviours as described in the standard.

End-Point Assessment (6 Month)

A triumphant achievement of the end-point assessment will lead to a final certification of the apprenticeship and demonstrate that the apprentice is fully competent. They must be able to work accordingly with full confidence to conduct tests and commission protection systems, showing the integrity of other power system plant & equipment. They will be taking full responsibility for testing and commissioning on all electrical power projects and ensuring that the work is conducted in a safe and considerate manner.

It uses the following assessment tools:

  • Knowledge assessment (weighting 20%)
  • Technical interview, based upon a worklog which would be compiled within the duration of the course (weighting 40%)
  • An observation of practical work activities (weighting 40%)

The end-point assessment will be concluded over a 6 month period which will commence with a knowledge assessment. The unfinished two end-point instruments can be arranged according to the scheduling/accommodation of resources to enable worthwhile planning.

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Why an engineering ductwork installer apprenticeship?

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Are you ambitious and looking for a challenge? Does installing and maintaining ductwork systems in large industrial and commercial buildings interest you? Does learning an impactful skillset with transferable skills and earning whilst you’re at it catch your eye? Becoming a building services engineering ductwork installer apprentice is the perfect role for you. Not only will you be gaining knowledge but you’ll be working in the field with professionals in the field. Continue reading to find out how this role can help you kickstart your career in construction.

Level 2 Building Services Engineering Ductwork Installer Apprenticeship

The building services engineering role is a specialist branch of engineering within the construction sector. Your job role will consist of assembling, installing, pre-commissioning, testing and repairing ductwork made from a wide range of materials. You will learn the technical side to the role such as installing ductwork systems components whilst also working on your soft skills such as communication, using oral, written and electronic methods to communicate information with work colleagues, other tradespeople, clients’ representatives, supervisors, and other members of the building services engineering and wider construction team.

It is unlikely that individuals entering this apprenticeship without previous experience will complete the apprenticeship in less than 24 months, not including your end point assessment.. You will earn up to £15,000 as a starting wage with a potential to earn £26,000 upon completion. Ductwork installer apprentices will have to have a  minimum of a level 1 maths and English qualification where you will have to take an examination for the level 2. This apprenticeship will have a competence based assessment where you will sit a knowledge test and an observed skilled test. The Knowledge Test will use a multiple-choice questions format to assess underpinning applied knowledge in all elements of the standard. The observed skill test will be used to confirm that the apprentice can work safely and contribute to the planning, installation, testing, maintenance, fault diagnosis and repair of the ductwork installation, to the specified standards, within a stated timescale.


Responsibilities as a ductwork installer apprentice

You will need to work safely by applying relevant safety legislation, codes of practice and safe working practices to self and others in working environments. You will be held accountable for your work and need to solve problems within your scope of responsibility. You won’t always be under close supervision and be expected to maintain and enhance competence in your own area to fuel your personal development. You will need to be versatile and adaptable as you’ll work within new build construction sites and existing buildings.

A ductwork installer’s key responsibilities are to provide clean air and/or remove used air, and move temperature controlled air around the inside of buildings as part of a building’s ventilation and life safety systems. They work in a variety of environments such as office blocks, factories, schools, airports and hospitals. You will also need to prepare work areas in new and existing sites to undertake allocated ductwork component installation work tasks.


This apprenticeship is perfect for someone that is trying to begin their career in construction. A level 2 qualification in Building Services Engineering is a great foundation. Not only will you be learning valuable skills that could lead you to multiple avenues, you’ll be earning a wage on top with a chance of progression. You will be given the guidance and knowledge from industry professionals but also have the responsibility and accountability which are skills where you will benefit in any position you progress on to.

Ready to make the move and accelerate your career in construction? Apply here.

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Manufacturing Engineer Degree Apprenticeship – Level 6

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Would you like to combine higher level education with full time on the job experience? A Manufacturing Engineer Degree Apprenticeship could be the perfect next step in your career journey to earn while you learn!

What does a Manufacturing Engineer Degree Apprenticeship entail?

This Manufacturing Engineer Degree Apprenticeship involves learning how to plan and launch the smooth delivery of new, exciting products. With a focus on advanced manufacturing techniques as well as project management skills that are required to launch products on time, on cost and to the right quality.

Entry requirements for the Level 6 Manufacturing Engineer Degree Apprenticeship

The entry requirements for the Manufacturing Engineer Apprenticeship are typically…

  • 5 GCSE’s at Grade C or above – including Mathematics, English and a Science, Technology or Engineering related subject.
  • A Levels at grade C or above in both a Mathematical based subject and a Science, Technology, Engineering or additional Mathematics related subject, or 90+ credits in an Engineering BTEC at level 3.

Future career progression opportunities

A degree apprenticeship as a manufacturing engineer can help to set you up for a great career, with a higher level qualification as well as tons of invaluable on the job experience. This apprenticeship was designed to meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council for initial registration as an Engineering Technician in partnership with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, you will be a competent and professional Manufacturing Engineer.

Vocational skills

The Foundation stage of the apprenticeship will allow you to obtain a solid grasp of core engineering skills. These skills will prepare you for the workplace, demonstrating that you have the manual dexterity to complete the job role. These competencies are transferable and can be built upon over time. The skills required are…

  • Compliance with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements.
  • Producing components using hand fitting, fabrication and joining techniques.
  • Producing Computer Aided Design (CAD) models (drawings) using a CAD system.
  • Preparing and using lathes, milling and other general or specialist machines and high tech equipment.
  • Preparing and proving Computer Numeric Control programmes.
  • Using computer software packages to assist with and evaluate engineering activities.
  • Producing and managing engineering project plans.
  • Producing assemblies using a wide range of materials and techniques.

The development stage allows you to hone your general engineering skills, along with new & experimental model development, component investigation & problem solving and measurement, control & inspection.

You will then progress to develop your skills in…

  • Project management and scheduling engineering activities.
  • Securing appropriate resources and managing budgets and resources.
  • Implementing, monitoring and evaluating engineering processes.

Want to find out the skills that engineering companies are really looking for? Take a look at the top 5 skills engineering employers are searching for to make you application stand out.

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Academic Knowledge Acquired

Alongside a full time job role, you will cover 960 academic Guided Learning Hours during a Higher National Diploma or Foundation Degree. These qualifications support the fundamental scientific and mathematical principles that will equip you with the understanding required to operate effectively and efficiently at high level within this sector. You will learn about…

  • Mathematics and science for engineers.
  • Materials and manufacture.
  • 3D Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Engineering.
  • How to run and manage business led projects.
  • Engineering operations and business management.
  • Manufacturing processes.
  • Product improvement and engineering project management.

You will then build on this knowledge by completing a BSc (Hons) or BEng (Hons) in Engineering. Giving you the opportunity to will expand your understanding to a higher level and undertake specialised modules.

Behaviours required for a Manufacturing Engineer Degree Apprenticeship

  • Safety mindset
  • Strong work ethic
  • Logical approach
  • Problem solving orientated
  • Quality focused
  • Personally responsible and resilient
  • Clear communicator
  • Team player
  • Applies Lean Manufacturing Principles
  • Adaptable
  • Self-Motivated
  • Willing to learn
  • Committed

If this sounds like you, you could make a great Manufacturing Engineer!


The Level 6 Manufacturing Engineer Degree Apprenticeship is an incredible opportunity combining the advantages of a degree qualification as well as job experience in the manufacturing industry. The vocational skills and academic knowledge gained over the duration of this apprenticeship allow for a wide range of future job opportunities to progress your career.

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Is An Autocare Technician Apprenticeship For You?

Autocare Technician Apprenticeship


An AutoCare Technician Apprenticeship is a robust way to get industry experience and training in the car repair industry. If your goal is to keep cars moving and help vehicles last longer, this opportunity might be for you.

No area of the Car Repair landscape would be able to function properly without Autocare Technicians. They are the labourers, existing as the heart of the workforce and are capable of carrying out a range of services and repairs to cars. An Autocare Technician demands a combination of technical skills, customer services and retail qualities.

An Autocare Technician Apprentice would need to demonstrate a good grasp of the practical and theoretical aspects of vehicle repair and maintenance, being able to work as independent workers and part of a team when required. A candidate would need to understand how their respective centre operates from a brand standards point of view, whilst knowing how their role contributes towards business objectives.

Technical accuracy will be important, however the role also demands excellent customer handling, telephone correspondence, sales, organisation and problem solving skills. All these are required to become a competent Autocare Technician capable of conducting industry standard levels of work.

Autocare Technician Apprenticeship Details


An Autocare Technician will be expected to demonstrate the following:

  • A passion for car repair
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team
  • A strong work ethic needed to maintain a good relationship with customers
  • Meet the standards required by your employer
  • Compliance with equality and diversity policies


This apprenticeship is set at level 2.

Qualifications & Entry Requirements:

Each employer will set their own entry requirements for an apprenticeship, but a level 2 in Maths and English is generally required before taking the end-point assessment.

Duration Of An Autocare Technician Apprenticeship:

This apprenticeship will take an expected duration of 30 months to complete. (This can be reduced depending on course and learner requirements). This can be reduced if the learner has demonstrated competency before this threshold, or has had previous experience in this field before.

Like many of our Apprenticeships here at ApprenticeTips, the role is broken down to several work aspects, each requiring a different skill set that an Autocare Technician would be able to do.

Autocare Technician Qualification

What Requirements Do I Need As An Autocare Technician?

To thrive as an Autocare Technician, an employee would need to apply safe working procedures to work on both hybrid and electric vehicle systems, since these types of cars have become more popular in recent years. The ability to carry out safety inspections using vehicle specific data is also important, considering the legal implications.

Adhering to health & safety legislation in the workplace is also needed in this sector. You’ll also need to know the importance of following workplace procedures and the importance of not doing so. The same applies to health and safety legislation and company compliance.

A basic to moderate understanding of motoring fundamentals including steering, suspension, braking, battery and charge systems.

What Skills Will I Achieve In The Workplace?

The ability to conduct a variety of mechanical procedures using industry standard tools and diagnostic equipment. You will learn how to carry out vehicle safety inspections, replacement of specific mechanical parts, tyres and components, and carry out stock management procedures. While complying with company policy, industry standards and healthy and safety legislation.

An Autocare Technician Apprentice will also be required to embrace the customer service and sales side of the industry. Learning how to deal with low level complaints, communicate with both customers and suppliers and use specific IT systems and hand held devices to complete work to a high standard.

In this blog, the core elements of an Autocare Technician have been covered, but there is more to discover. To read more about the Autocare Technician apprenticeship in its entirety, click here.


This course offers an excellent starting point for a rich and enjoyable career within the autocare industry.

You’ll also be able to learn while you earn, and really build a bond with the apprenticeship program while you’re at it. Opportunities will present themselves towards the end of your learning too, if you wanted to continue your education with us at ApprenticeTips.

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