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Civil Engineer Apprentice - Alnwick

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Information



Please note: These posts will commence in September 2024


The Council 

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we must work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.  

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here. 


The Service 

Technical Services is responsible for the provision of three key functions across Northumberland. We manage, maintain and improve the highway and transport network, to make sure that everyone can travel safely and without significant delay or disruption on our roads, footways and cycleways throughout the year. Alongside this we arrange home to school transport and procure supported public transport services.  We also provide the Lead Local Flood Authority and Coastal Protection Authority roles. 

During the role you will do the following: 

  • Work alongside qualified civil engineers, managers, and colleagues to learn aspects of the role 

  • Prepare and produce sketches, diagrams, and models, to support technical problem solving 

  • Assist in the preparation and production of plans, designs, and documentation to relevant codes of practice and industry standards  

  • Operate bespoke software which includes working with mapping and planning systems. 

  • Assist colleagues on site visits, take photographs and log details of visits.   

  • Carry out calculations and data analysis,  

  • Provide general administrative tasks such as processing information, creation and collating of documents, photocopying.   

  • Maintain information systems such as filing, uploading and extraction of data.   

  • Gather and enter data into spreadsheets, databases, and other electronic information systems.   


Essential requirements: 

  • GCSE Maths and English (Grade 4/c or equivalent) 

  • Must be willing to attend off site/virtual apprenticeship training. 


Why choose us? 

We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including: 

-26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays
-Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme 
 -Flexi scheme (if applicable) – up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees) 
 -Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands 
 -Commitment to work/life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, flexible working, term-time only, and compressed hours 
 -A range of salary sacrifice schemes are available 
 Staff networks - run by staff, for staff, providing opportunities for peer networking, mutual support, staff development e.g. Apprenticeship, Armed Forces, ASD, Enable (disability), LGBT+, Menopause, Mental Wellbeing, Racial Equality 

Further information 
 Please note that this is a full time, fixed term position but applications on a secondment or part-time basis would be considered for the right applicant. 

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see the attached guidance notes here

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format, please see the alternative methods below.  This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.    

 Alternative application format: 

British Sign Language:   

For those with speech difficulties or hearing loss: Text relay service dial 018001 01670 623930 

 Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system.  Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications.

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