Structural Engineer Apprentice


Salary: £16,000 per annum

Application Deadline: 31/07/2022


Looking to grow your career fast and get a free degree?

11 spaces for this year’s intake – you will not learn alone!

We are seeking Structural Engineering Apprentices to supply technical support to our engineers who design and manage residential projects.

Apprentice Engineers will study Civil Engineering undergraduate degree, over a five-year period, on a day release program with London Southbank University (LSBU). This degree apprenticeship offers a cost-free route to professional qualification, combining undergraduate education with on-the-job training. Upon successful completion, you will meet the requirements needed to reach Incorporated Engineer status with the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Blue Engineering have won awards for its Apprenticeship Programme. Our Managing Partner, James Nevin, has recently become an Ambassador for the London Apprenticeship Ambassador Network where he champions Apprentices.

“The modern Degree Apprenticeship is a fantastic way for a school leaver to develop their career. The university fees are all paid, and they get paid whilst they are trained. When finished, our apprentices are far stronger than those who choose the traditional full time University route and have higher salaries.”                              James Nevin, Managing Partner


How to apply

Click below to book yourself in for a time to take a short test to check your maths and problem-solving skills. We respond to everyone who applies.

Blue Engineering – Application Form


Who we are?

We are a people-led structural engineering consultancy that are gaining market share every year due to our innovative processes and unique business model. We have grown on average 25% every year and to continue this trajectory, we need to get the absolute best staff in our company.

Established in 2010, we have become specialists in modernising and changing residential buildings in the UK. We work in partnership with 100’s of architectural practices to deliver considered solutions. Our aim is to supply our clients the best experience in upgrading their home, office, or portfolio of buildings.


Our Culture

Our values are the driving force of our culture and our way of working’ and therefore it is important that everyone who joins us can relate to them. We are committed to:

                                                                                                   Longevity                         Innovation

                                                                                                   Transparency                  Wellness

                                                                                                   Authenticity                     Interdependency

We believe that instilling these principles in our working practice will enrich and strengthen our team’s dynamic and lead to prosperous commercial relationships with architects and clients.


Entry requirements

  • Have full eligibility to work in the UK.
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written.
  • Qualifications
    • Either at least three A levels (BBC) including Maths and Physics,
    • Or a BTEC National Diploma (DDM) in engineering.



  • Production of CAD drawings
  • Preparation of calculations & specifications
  • Document management and project administration
  • Liaising with the design team and clients
  • Ensuring outputs meet the required standards
  • Contributing to solving problems
  • Carrying out site inspections with team leads


A Typical Day

  • Going on a site visit to a property in the morning
  • Coming into the office and preparing the drawings for a project using AutoCAD
  • Sitting down with the team to discuss design changes/ideas
  • In the afternoon, having a workload meeting to run through resources/project timelines
  • Continue drawing up the project, developing the design with the engineers
  • Preparing and sending some emails out to clients
  • Completing your timesheet and preparing for the next working day

You can find out more on our Knowledge Hub here: Apprentices share their experiences of working at Blue


Your knowledge, skills, and behaviour

  • To be curious and enjoy exploring what is possible when presented with a challenge.
  • To communicate effectively between your team and with other design professionals.
  • To be professional and well presented.


Things to consider

  • Must live within one-hour regular commuting distance to our office in Hoxton Square, London. If your regular commute will be longer than one-hour, we believe this is not in keeping with a healthy work/life balance.
  • This is primarily an office-based role working at a desk using a computer for most of the day – there are options to work from home once you have learnt the basics.
  • We use AutoCAD for our drawings, TEKLA and ROBOT for analysis and design and the Microsoft Office 365 suite for emails, document writing, etc. You do not need prior knowledge of these, but you would be expected to learn the pieces of software quickly so prior knowledge of some design and drawing software is essential.



Blue Engineering offer all staff a wealth of benefits which we continue to improve. We provide: ability to buy more holiday, flexible working, interest free loans, the cycle to work scheme, matched charitable donations, financial coaching, access to the annual personal development fund, paid NHS prescriptions, eye tests, working from home support, two-week quarantine allowance, referral rewards, subsidised design and make projects, cross-

company partnerships, 5-a-side football, monthly socials, an annual trip away, a summer party and a fun Christmas afternoon party to top it off!


How to apply

Click below to book yourself in for a time to take a short test to check your maths and problem-solving skills. We respond to everyone who applies.

Blue Engineering – Application Form



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