Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

HR Wallingford is a global civil engineering hydraulic consultancy business with projects, offices and representatives worldwide. This is an exciting opportunity to join our engineering team, to further develop your own individual skills and start your civil engineering career.

A particular focus of this apprenticeship will be physical modelling work (see link below). The main duties will initially involve constructing and running physical models, data processing and analysing results. As your knowledge develop, the tasks will evolve to also include design and CAD work as well as project management.

Do you want to get involved? An apprenticeship enables you to earn a salary whilst studying for a Level 6 Degree Level Apprenticeship. You will go to University for one day and work for the rest of the week. You’ll get to work alongside and learn from our experts who have a wide range of knowledge, capability and experiences to provide you with the knowledge and skills to be a competent civil engineer.

Our clients use our skills to help them to consider and understand the marine environment at all stages of the project life cycle, from concept development and master planning through to engineering design, construction and operation.

The Degree

The degree will teach you key engineering concepts, alongside vital professional skills in management, creative skills in design of civil engineering structures and systems and practical skills in surveying, geographical information systems (GIS) and computer-aided design (CAD).

Successful learners will gain a BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering degree and qualify as a Incorporated Engineer (IEng) once they have successfully completed the End Point Assessment.

About you

You will be enthusiastic and self-motivated , numerate and articulate, willing to learn, be flexible and work collaboratively. Your interpersonal skills will be excellent with high standards of written and verbal communication. Those with a passion for civil or coastal engineering, or a numerate science, are especially welcome to apply. Familiarity with the use of spreadsheets and word processing packages is essential, and knowledge of a computer language would also be useful.

Key Qualifications

GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C/4 or above in English Language or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.

A-level subjects: Grade C or above in Mathematics. Points from General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards the overall tariff. Applicants must have a minimum of two A-Levels.

Specific subjects: Maths requirement can also be met by the Cambridge Pre-U Mathematics at Merit 3.

EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma: To include Merit in one of the following units: Further Mathematics for Technicians; Further Engineering Mathematics; Further Maths for Construction and the Built Environment or Further Mathematics for Construction.

Access: Achievement of the HE Diploma; to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit with 15 credits in Mathematics. Please list the units that you are taken in the application.

Baccalaureate IB: To include a minimum grade of 5 in higher level Mathematics.

About Us

Our people are our most important asset. We are committed to recruiting and retaining staff of the highest calibre – people who have the desire and determination to succeed and be ambitious, not only for themselves but for their colleagues and clients too. We are relentless in our drive to create an exceptional working environment and we look for energy and positivity to ensure our staff remain inspired. We offer a stimulating working environment that seeks to surprise colleagues and clients with what we can achieve. We share knowledge, ideas and experience to underpin our value of working collaboratively. Our work is authentic, based on evidence and facts, and we aspire to be aware, manage, understand and master the challenges of expanding world issues and complex customer problems.

Our excellent benefits package includes:

  • A defined contribution pension scheme with minimum 10% contribution from the employer (up to 15% with matched funding)
  • Life insurance x 3 salary (subject to eligibility rules)
  • 22 days holiday, plus three days discretionary company holiday and eight bank holidays, 
  • Flexible working hours which allows for additional leave to be taken subject to hours accrued and business needs
  • Onsite restaurant, gym and nursery. 
  • Active sports and social club. 
  • Cycle to work scheme. 
  • Employee Assistance Programme.


We offer a stimulating working environment with a competitive apprenticeship salary. Our head office is based at Howbery Park near Wallingford, in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnerships.

How to apply

Click the "Apply now" button below to complete our online job application form. You will need to attach a two-page CV, tailored to this position, and a covering letter.

Closing date: Friday 7 August 2020

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our workplace. We do not discriminate, and work to create an inclusive culture across our business.

Contact us for more information
Sonia Tyack
Personnel Manager
+44 (0)1491 822899