Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship, Civil Engineering - Transportation Birmingham, Croydon

  • Employer Arcadis
  • Job type Degree Apprenticeships
  • Salary Competitive
  • Deadline 30/11/-0001

  • Entry requirements A-levels (or equivalent)
  • Locations Croydon and Birmingham
  • Qualifications gained Degree
  • Date published 09/05/2019

‘Transform your world’

Wherever you work, whatever you do, as an Arcadian you have the chance to Improve Quality of life.  It’s what unites and inspires us.

That’s why we focus on attracting, retaining and developing people who are committed to bringing their best, who deliver on their promises.  People who value different perspectives, who build sustainable relationships and who dare to shape the future. People who seize the experiences available to transform their world – and the world around them.

Arcadis is a fantastic place to begin your career.  It’s why we’re embracing a culture that puts people first.  Where everyone has the opportunity t own their careers and transform their world.  Where you can come together to work on industry-defining projects. And where your given the space to grow personally and professionally, building a flexible career that works for you.

We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams: Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race. A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.


You’ll experience industry defining projects that will accelerate your development and improve the lives of people around the world.

People: You’ll experience teamwork at its best you’ll see new perspectives.  Perspectives that you can use to improve quality of life.

Opportunities: You’ll experience more than a career – you’ll have the chance to grow, personally and professionally, while impacting the lives of millions of people.

Flexibility: You’ll experience life – we believe that our people need to be empowered and trusted to work in a way that creates a positive balance – and we’ll all benefit, us you and millions of people.

At Arcadis, we believe embracing flexible ways of working is an essential element in a progressive, forward-looking business that thrives in innovation.

The Team: 

Our Transportation team is involved in some of the UK’s most high profile, complex and stimulating projects that are diverse and technically demanding. We have an enviable reputation in the delivery of some of the UK’s and indeed the world’s most prestigious and challenging projects. Our current client portfolio includes the Welsh Government, Department of Transport, Transport for Scotland, Highways England, Transport for London, Borough Councils, European Commission, Major Developers, City Authorities and International Governments, for whom we undertake the strategic planning, and design with a view to exceeding our client’s expectations.

Our Transportation team continues to add to their impressive list of transport planning project awards and recent successes have seen them secure some of the UK’s most high profile, complex and stimulating projects to complement their existing portfolio of works. Our projects are diverse, technically challenging, and fun to work on. We make a difference. We research and design the urban fabric of tomorrow, with a focus on improving quality of life. Our team our passionate about what we do. We are looking for people to share our passion, to grow with Arcadis, and add an increasing array of impressive projects to our portfolio. Our projects are varied and include, for example, London Bridge Station Regeneration, Crossrail, HS2, Major Developments and Masterplans, Lower Thames Crossing, New Urban Design for Town Centre High Streets, Policy and Research projects, Scheme Business Case, Big Data Analytics, along with Regional, Multi-modal, and Microsimulation traffic models.

What do we offer: 

With Arcadis, you have a platform to drive your career, explore your capabilities turning your ambition into reality. On-going professional development and coaching means that you can participate in programmes designed to help you grow your skill sets and take your career to new heights.   

The role will allow you to access “on and off the job training” gaining knowledge and hands on experience of supporting our teams in their delivery of exciting projects across our sectors.

Typically, an Apprentice will work 5 days per week. This will be block learning and you will be attending sessions away from the office for technical training as per the Training provider’s calendar which is confirmed prior to the Apprentice start date.


Reporting to the line manager within the Transportation team, you will support the delivery of technically excellent cost-effective solutions, under professional supervision, work in collaboration with other design disciplines and acquire the knowledge and practical skills through on-the-job learning to attain a formal qualification, developing your industry knowledge though affiliations and continuing education. 

Role Requirements/Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of transport planning models, civil engineering drawings and designs

  • Preparation of design drawings and preparation of design calculations, including Computer Aided Design (CAD)

  • Document control and project processes in line with company quality system

  • To provide instruction and advice within the department commensurate with training completed

  • Gaining experience and proficiency in Arcadis systems and procedures

  • Becoming familiar and compliant with, relevant H & S regulations and to promote a culture of awareness within the team

  • Performing other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time by your manager or Arcadis

  • Good Communication

  • Mathematics and IT skills are all important

  • Ability to work as part of a team / Working on your own initiative

  • Strong problem solving, Attention to detail

  • Ability to come up with practical solutions

  • Enthusiastic, Willing to learn, Punctual, Reliable, Committed

  • Proactive and Self-Motivated 

Qualifications / Experience: 

  • 3 ‘A’ grades at A level, to include Mathematics and a Physical science.  (If grades do not include Mathematics, this will be subject to passing a Mathematics Test).

  • BTEC Extended Diploma with grade DDD and having taken the two Mathematics units, ‘Calculus to solve Engineering problems’ and ‘Further Engineering Mathematics’.

  • BTEC Diploma grade D*D*, with an A grade in A Level Maths (or subject to passing Mathematics Test).

  • Candidates with non-traditional qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis and will be dependent on the employer’s recruitment process (and subject to passing a Mathematics test).


Arcadis are committed to investing in our people and rewarding exceptional performance. As an Apprentice employee you will be eligible for the benefits below:

  • A Benefits Allowance and access to other Flexible Benefits

  • Where applicable, Pension Plan and Auto-Enrolment

  • 25 days holiday

  • 1 x charity day per annum

  • Birthday vouchers

  • Subscription, assessment, and membership fees for relevant professional bodies

What makes us the best? 

This role is more than a standard next step. It’s a chance to move into a business where you can go as far as you want. Get in touch now and tell us where we can help you take your career.

We offer a fantastic working environment where you own your destiny and will be encouraged to forge a successful career. In addition, we offer some excellent benefits, such as:

Opportunities like this are rare. This is a chance to put yourself in a place where great things can happen. Get in touch now to let us know that you’re interested in making a move.

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