Civil/Structural Engineer Apprenticeship

Expired on: Jul 31, 2021

Salary £13,500

We have 2 start dates: ASAP and 06/09/21

** Important; please indicate which start date you would prefer.

We have a great opportunity for Structural Engineering Apprentices to join Blue Engineering in one of the four engineering teams. A Structural Apprentice will provide technical support to our engineers who design and manage construction projects, mainly in the small to medium-sized building projects. Projects will range from residential/commercial and the arts sector.

Apprentice engineers will study Civil Engineering (BEng) undergraduate degree, over a five-year period, on a day release program with Southbank University. This role is progressive and will develop as the apprentice moves through the course. As the apprentice gains more skills, knowledge and experience through their work and study, they will begin learning how to engineer their own projects with support from our well-seasoned engineers.

How to apply

If this is the role for you, please phone 0203 982 8393 and leave a message introducing yourself and letting us know why you think you would be perfect for the job (max 2-minute message). We reply to everyone who calls.

Who are we?

Blue Engineering is a leading structural engineering consultancy specialising in residential refurbishment and new bespoke home projects. We are unique in the industry due to the way we go about solving problems and growing the business. We have an excellent Client retention rate and are preparing for high growth via expanding the number of Clients we regularly service.

Blue currently employs nearly 30 staff and have a great office in Hoxton Square. You will be joining a forward-thinking group who embrace modern business practices working towards supplying our Clients with the best products and services.

Our Culture

At Blue, whether individually or as a collective, we are all guided by our values.  They are the driving force of our culture and for Blue to succeed, it is important that everyone who joins us, can relate to them.  We have six commitments:

Transparency, Innovation, Authenticity, Interdependency, Longevity, Wellness

Curated by a focus group of Blue’s employees, of varying roles, ages and experience; we believe that these values can lead to a prosperous working relationship, not only with our Clients and Architects, but internally within Blue’s family.

Future prospects

  • Become integral to a fast-growing practice with the possibility of eventually becoming a senior project engineer within the company
  • This degree apprenticeship offers a direct, fully funded pathway to professional qualification, combining undergraduate education with on the job training and contribution to real-life projects. Apprentice engineers will graduate from this scheme with both the theoretical knowledge and practical industry experience necessary to become brilliant engineers.
  • Upon successful completion of the degree and end-point assessment, you will meet the requirements needed to reach Incorporated Engineer status with the Institute of Civil Engineers.
  • After the apprenticeship, we expect you to continue to grow your career with us and there is no limitation to the level you can rise to.

Qualification Requirements

Candidates to our apprenticeship opportunities will need to meet at least one of the minimum academic prerequisites below:

    • 3 A-levels (BBC or higher)
      • with Maths
      • with Physics or Chemistry


    • Level 3 BTEC Engineering at grade DDM or higher (any type is ok)


Candidates with International Baccalaureate will need to demonstrate that they have the equivalent of the A-levels above in Maths and Physical science.


  • Production of CAD drawings
  • Preparation of calculations & specifications
  • Document management
  • Supporting the administration of projects
  • Liaising with the design team and clients
  • Ensuring outputs meet the required standards
  • Meeting agreed deadlines
  • Working as a proactive member of a team
  • Contributing to providing solutions to problems
  • Working primarily in an office environment and carrying out site inspections with team leads

A Typical Day

  • Going on a site visit in the morning
  • Coming into the office and scheming a project
  • Sitting down with the team to discuss design changes/ideas
  • In the afternoon, having a workload meeting to run through resources/project timelines
  • Call with the client
  • Putting together calculation packages

Your knowledge, skills, and behaviour

  • To be curious and enjoy exploring what is possible when presented with a challenge.
  • Apprenticeship candidates will have at least three A levels at Grades A*-C including Mathematics and Physical Science (Either Physics or Chemistry) or will have completed a BTEC National Diploma in a relevant field for the degree.
  • Candidates are also required to start the programme holding a L2 Maths and English qualification (GSCE grade A*- C / new tariff grade 4 or above), which is compulsory within the apprenticeship requirements.
  • To communicate effectively between your team and with other design professionals.
  • To be professional and well presented.

Things to consider

  • Must live within 1 hour regular commuting distance to London. If your regular commute will be longer than 1 hour, this is not in keeping with a healthy work/life balance.
  • Have full eligibility to work in the UK – no work permit visa available.
  • This is primarily an office-based role working at a desk using a computer for most of the day – option to work from home.
  • 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 are continually seeking 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, an annual trip away and a fun Christmas afternoon party to top it off.

How to apply

If this is the role for you, please phone 0203 982 8393 and leave a message introducing yourself and letting us know why you think you would be perfect for the job (max 2-minute message). We reply to everyone who calls.


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