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Apprentice Civil Engineering Technician

City of York Council
York, North Yorkshire
Closing date
8 Nov 2021

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Environment, Highways
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Full time
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The Smart Transport Team at the City of York Council are looking for an Apprentice Civil Engineering Technician like you. As one of the country’s leading innovative Councils, our mission is to ensure that York is a prosperous city for all.  Our expanding Smart Transport Team work alongside our residents, businesses and academic providers to develop and improve the transport systems in and around our award-winning city.

During your time with us you will be working towards a Civil Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship. Full details can be found at: 

Candidates should have at least 5 GCSEs at Grades 9-4 (A*-C) including Maths (Grade 6/B), English and Science or their equivalent.

What we can offer:

Working alongside a dynamic and forward thinking team on cutting edge projects, you will have an integral place as our next Civil Engineering Technician.  With flexible working hours, generous pension scheme and holidays in addition to opportunities to develop your career further within a local authority environment, why look further?

This opportunity is primarily based out of our West Offices in the heart of York.

What You’ll Be Doing:

By joining the Smart Transport Team you will be involved with our innovative Smart Transport Programme. From day one you'll work alongside a dedicated team, supporting the creation of new tangible schemes within the ever-changing field of smart technology. Your responsibilities will include a range of tasks, which will vary, however will involve:

-           Contributing to the design of new Highway schemes, such as traffic signal junctions and other transport technology projects.

-           Undertaking risk assessments and other safety related engineering activities.

-           Surveying sites to gather information and contribute to new schemes.

-           Writing reports and other documents to help move schemes through the full lifecycle from inception to completion.

-           Contribute to consultation exercises to collect and incorporate feedback from a variety of different stakeholders.

The Council is highly committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health and Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning and Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Michael Banham, Assistant Engineer (Systems),   

Closing date:  8 November at 12 midnight

Interview date:  18 or 19 November 2021

Job Description


The City of York has a rich history stretching back nearly 2000 years; George VI once said that: 'The history of York is the history of England'. York has a wealth of heritage and history. York attracts over four million visitors a year and popular destinations include York Minster, which is the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe, the Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum and the Jorvik Viking Centre. Tourism is an important industry in York and the city also has a thriving bioscience, technology and research sector, centred on the City's Science Park. Other major employers include Nestle, City of York Council and York Hospitals NHS Trust. York has excellent transport links, being on the East Coast Mainline and close to the A1M. From York seaside resorts such as Scarborough, Whitby and Filey or the North York Moors National Park are a short journey by road or rail.

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