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Civil Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme

The Department for Infrastructure, Roads and Rivers, has over 900 Civil Engineers delivering approximately £250 million of Road and River infrastructure improvements each year.

The Civil Engineering Apprentice Scheme was introduced in 2017 and combines part-time study with on-the-job training over the course of 3 years.

Civil Engineering Apprentice


During the scheme apprentices will complete the following qualifications;

  • Pearsons BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Civil Engineering which is an academic qualification completed at a Higher Education College one day a week
  • Pearsons Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Civil Engineering for Technicians (ICE) which is a work based learning qualification completed in the workplace.

These courses are completed simultaneously over a period of two years and followed by a year of consolidation in the workplace.

The aim is for apprentices to become professionally qualified as Technician Members (EngTech MICE) of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

Civil Engineering Apprentice


On successful completion of the scheme, apprentices progress to PTO grade and continue their career in civil engineering within the Department.

For further information please see the DfI Civil Engineering Apprentice Scheme leaflet.

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