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We are looking for a Level 3 Apprentice to join our Highways team in Bedford. AECOM is an internationally recognised leader in highway consultancy, giving our clients a range of services including planning, design project management and asset support services. Our highway’s division boasts over 700 employees across 23 offices in 7 countries in Europe alone and is constantly expanding; with a number of exciting opportunities now available for trainees to work within our Strategic Highways team across the UK and supporting operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
The Strategic Highways team deals with a range of different projects across the globe working with funding agencies, national and local governments, highways authorities and private organisations. Selected candidates will work on projects from initial concept through to construction and operation on a number of high profile projects with a variety of clients. Our current portfolio of works comprises a diverse mix of local, national and international highway and infrastructure improvements.
The successful candidate will use industry leading computer software and BIM modelling applications while working on a variety of highway specific disciplines including:
Feasibility and Highway route studies
Traffic management planning
Pavement analysis and design
Drainage analysis and design
Utility layout and diversion recording
Intelligent transportation systems (ITS)
You will combine work-based on-the-job training and learning with further studies and must be willing to progress your career. After an initial probationary period you must be willing to undertake a day release course at a Further Education College to study a Civil Engineering BTEC Level 3, and ultimately work towards achieving Engineering Technician status and subsequently Incorporated Engineer status.
In order to be considered for this position you will need to provide the following.
CV including details of any work experience, and your education including dates, grades, and what you studied.
Covering letter demonstrating your passion, why you are interested in this position, and how your skills and education/qualifications support your application
No experience is necessary. This position is ideally suited to school leavers with A-Levels (or equivalent) who can demonstrate:
Three A-Levels at grade 'C' or above including Mathematics
Show an aptitude towards software-based engineering and drawing e.g. Computer Aided Design (CAD) and other similar 3D software
Demonstrate an interest in and a desire to pursue a career in Highways Engineering
Commitment to continued education and improvement through on-the-job learning and training opportunities.
Creative, practical, adaptable and enthusiastic
Ability to demonstrate attention to detail
Ability to think in a methodical way to design, plan and organize parts of projects
English language proficient, holding excellent communication skills to present information in speech, drawings and reports
What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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