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Civil Engineer Apprentice

This is an exceptional opportunity to embark on your civil engineering career with a leading, global, multi-disciplined engineering and construction company.

Murphy Group are currently looking for outstanding individuals to join their degree apprenticeship programme, developed in partnership with the University of Warwick.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to embark on the first step in their civil engineering career, yet exploring options outside of traditional degree entry pathways. A degree apprenticeship with Murphy offers you the opportunity to gain invaluable experience, working with project teams on major construction projects based in England, whilst studying debt-free for a BEng (Honours) degree with a leading Russell Group University.

Over the course of your apprenticeship, you will work full-time in a civil engineering role for the Murphy Group, where you will be a key member of your assigned project team, responsible for the daily control, management and coordination of construction activities to ensure projects are delivered on time, on budget and to the required safety, environmental and quality standards.

If you are interested in this degree apprenticeship apply directly with Murphy Group.

Apprenticeships level: Degree

Training to be provided

Working week: Mon – Thu, 9am-5.30pm

Paid hours per week: 40 hours

Wage: £20,000

Expected duration: 5 years

Closing date: October 2019

Start date: September 2019

Civil Engineering Apprenticeship

Number of positions for this vacancy: 5


This five-year apprenticeship will see you gain your degree at Warwick University whilst you do live work with us. Working anywhere in the UK, you’ll get the student experience on a block-release programme: you’ll spend a week in Warwick while you attend lectures, then do 6-8 weeks of related work with us – then back to university again to repeat the process.


As well as supporting your university studies, there are lots of other ways we’ll make sure you’re well-looked after on your road to success:

-Competitive salary

-Fully paid studies

-Travel allowance

Contributory pension

Company bonus

-27 annual holiday days

-Staff bonus based on individual and company performance

-My Murphy benefits

-Cycle-to-work scheme

-Two days per year as volunteering days


Integrated into the apprenticeship, you will receive five years off-the-job training for a BEng (Hons) Civil & Infrastructure Engineering degree at The University of Warwick. This will be delivered through an initial induction day, then 6 x 1 week blocks of teaching each year, where you will attend lectures, seminars, participate in laboratory work, and spend time with your academic tutors, supported by online learning.

Balanced work and study

Mentoring to study for your degree and Chartered status

Constant support

An apprentice champion who’s always there for you

Learning to set goals

Helping you set and meet realistic targets in your training

Regular business and soft-skills training

Teaching you everything you need to know to feel confident

Social events

Helping you feel at home – and helping you meet the whole team


-C or above in GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent)

-Willingness to work hard and to keep learning

If you would like to apply for this apprenticeship and study with the University of Warwick please ensure you meet the requirements listed.

If you are interested in this degree apprenticeship apply directly with Murphy Group.