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To apply for a degree apprenticeship, you do not follow the traditional degree application process through UCAS, but find a suitable opportunity with an employer and either apply directly or indirectly through the University.

BEng (Hons) Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Degree programme*

We are working with Atkins to offer this Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship which is aligned to the Civil Engineer Degree Apprenticeship standard.

Please follow the links to the employer website to apply directly- applications to the programme are managed by the employer.

Training Provider:

For a Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship you will be sponsored through a five-year BEng (Hons) Civil and Infrastructure Engineering degree programme here at the University of Warwick. We will provide the learning and support for you to gain your degree and successfully complete your apprenticeship and thereby enable you to become an incorporated member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (IEng).

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading, global consultancy with over 80 years’ of design and engineering expertise. Their strength lies in the breadth and depth of their technical expertise, providing practical solutions to the most complex challenges for clients across a number of sectors.

You’ll be joining a team who help to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of ideas and by solving the engineering challenges of the future. Atkins ask questions, dare to see things in a different way and want to build a better world. They are driven to discovering new ways to answer the world’s biggest challenges, to help clients bring complex projects to life and ultimately make a real difference to people’s lives globally.

With the Atkins Apprentice Development Programme, you’re in great company.

Location: Birmingham and Derby

The start date for the next Civil Engineer Degree apprenticeship will be October 2020.

Join the Apprentice Development Programme and you’ll be welcomed into a world of opportunity with their engineering careers.

There are 6 Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship opportunities in Birmingham and 1 in Derby.

Job description:

Apprentices will work with a variety of teams, join Atkins and you can expect to be involved in a variety of projects:


Whether it’s an airport, a transport interchange, a university campus or the world’s first tidal lagoon, Aktins love creating outstanding places that respond to the needs and resources of a contemporary world. Across all their markets Atkins touch every aspect of social and economic infrastructure. Using the latest digital technologies, Atkins make spaces and places work perfectly for people, while safeguarding their natural resources, to create a better, more sustainable future for all.


In a connected and ever-changing world, Atkins are shaping the future of transport, making journeys easier, safer and more reliable, supporting a healthier, happier and more productive society. Through combining traditional engineering, new technologies and innovative thinking Atkins bring ideas to life, meeting increased demands on infrastructure to deliver not only more, but better for less. As partner of choice, Atkins’ industry-leading expertise, strategic insight and capability spans the full transport ecosystem, reimagining infrastructure across rail, highways and local transport. Their collaborative approach puts their customers at the heart of everything they do, driving efficiencies, improving mobility and unlocking growth.

During your 5-year apprenticeship, no two days will be the same. You study and work with a variety of teams, whilst developing the skills you need to enjoy a great future at Atkins. So not only will you study here at the University of Warwick, you’ll enjoy being part of the team at Atkins and get involved with all kinds of projects and learn something new every day.

• The ability to work in a team, assisting with the smooth running of a variety of projects

• Creativity and strong communication skills

• Vision, inclusive and the drive to keep on learning

• To be reliable, practical and self-motivated

• To use your own initiative

• To work across different locations on a variety of projects, constantly developing your skills and experience

• Be UK mobile to work across different locations on a variety of projects

• A lateral thinker who can apply technical knowledge to analyse problems, create innovative solutions and make sound decisions and isn’t afraid to push boundaries

What you’ll need to apply

A Level: AAA

AAA grades at A level, to include Mathematics and a Physical Science. Applicants with strong profile but without A level Mathematics will be subject to passing the University Maths assessment.


BTEC Diploma grade D*D*, with an A grade A level Mathematics (or subject to passing the University Maths Assessment)

BTEC Extended Diploma grade DDD including the two Mathematics units, 'Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems' and 'Further Engineering Mathematics' (or subject to passing the University Maths Assessment).

Do you want to get paid for gaining a degree apprenticeship qualification with on-the-job mentoring and learning and graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering degree from one of the UK’s Top 10 universities? Would you enjoy solving problems and working with some of the best minds in engineering and design? If the answer is ‘yes’, join Atkins as an apprentice and get your career off to the best start possible.

As a graduate of this programme, you can expect to leave with a BEng (Honours) degree from the University of Warwick, a professional qualification, no student debt and excellent career prospects.

Atkins offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, combining financial rewards, flexible benefits and learning and development tailored to meet your changing career and personal needs.

Closing date: The deadline for applications is 31 January 2020

Some of our programmes are incredibly popular, to avoid disappointment (where some roles may close earlier), we recommend you apply as soon as possible.

Find out more and apply directly with Atkins.

For more information on our Civil Engineering course, visit our course pages.

*The details of these vacancies are provided by our employer partners and the University of Warwick does not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided.