The typical duration for this apprenticeship is three years but this will depend upon the previous experience of the apprentice and their access to opportunities to gain the full range of competence.
The programme leads to a Level 4 qualification in Construction and Built Environment that meets the knowledge requirements of the standard and is approved by the Institution of Civil Engineers as meeting the educational requirements for EngTech MICE.
English and Maths at Level 3 will need to be achieved before taking the End-point Assessment and will be included in the Level 4 qualification.
This apprenticeship will include the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to achieve Technician status with the Institution of Civil Engineers (EngTech MICE). The Technician Professional Review process for EngTech MICE is included in the End-point Assessment process for this apprenticeship and will lead to the designatory letters EngTech MICE and the status of Engineering Technician.
You should have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above including English and Maths (grade 5 or above), and Science. Your grade should preferably be 6+ (B) for GCSE Maths.
Alternatively, you should have:
The main duties and tasks of a Construction Site Engineering Technician are:
School holidays helping her dad’s business helped fire teenager Maddie Kirkman’s dream of a career in construction.
Maddie, completed the Level 3 BTEC in Professional Construction and the Built Environment at Derby College, whilst working as an apprentice at G F Tominson.
She is now studying the Foundation Degree in Construction Management at Derby College and has celenrated her third year at G F Tomlinson. She first got interested in building when she helped her dad – on site and in the office – at his mechanical and electrical company.
Maddie plans to use her BTEC and Foundation Degree as a stepping stone towards a full degree in quantity surveying.
There aren’t that many women in construction but a lot of work is underway to get more trainees in. I think it’s changing gradually – I hope so, I think women have a natural eye for detail.