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2020 UK Advanced Level Apprenticeship Scheme

So, what areas of our business do we offer advanced level apprenticeships?
We have opportunities across the UK within civil engineering, building services engineering, transport planning and business administration.
Civil Engineering (Altrincham, Birmingham, Blackburn, Bristol, Cardiff, Croydon, Leeds, Manchester, Seaham, Sheffield, Southampton and York)
Learn how to design the world’s most epic structures. You never know, you could be involved in creating the next iconic bridge or developing one of the largest tunnels! As a civil engineering technician, you’ll be getting involved in the design, analysis, delivery and overall engineering of many important projects, providing long lasting solutions for everyone involved. Using programmes such as computer aided design and building information management, you’ll learn engineering principles and technics to help design and deliver infrastructure and buildings. If you have a broad skills base then this is certainly the scheme for you! You’ll get to apply your skills to projects in sectors such as water, energy, transportation, geotechnics and many more.
At the end of all your hard work, you’ll have the opportunity to become a qualified engineering technician (EngTech). You’ll also gain a Level 3 Diploma in Civil Engineering for Technicians and a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment.
Building Services Engineering (Birmingham and Sheffield)  
Our buildings need to be warm, light and safe. Learn how to take a building from an empty shell to a comfortable space in which to live and work. This apprenticeship will allow you to develop your skills while supporting our experts with the creation of new buildings, and the improvements and repairs of current buildings. Building services engineers work to produce long lasting, innovative solutions to make sure buildings are not only comfortable, but safe and energy efficient. As part of the apprenticeship you will learn about different engineering principles including electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and building management systems. At the end of all your hard work, you’ll have a Level 3 Diploma in Building Services Engineering for Technicians, a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment and an opportunity to become a qualified engineering technician (EngTech).
Transport planning (Birmingham, Bristol, Croydon, Leeds and Manchester)
Can you imagine what it would be like to have an impact on the everyday journeys of those around you? Well as a transport planner you’ll be doing just that. Working alongside our network of experts, you’ll be helping to ensure that future transport and traffic plan designs continue to benefit the public and sustain the environment. With the skills and knowledge gained from this apprenticeship, you’ll have the opportunity to work on a range of exciting projects, such as modelling transport systems or the development and implementation of travel planning schemes. At the end of all your hard work, you’ll have a Level 3 Diploma in Transport Planning along with the opportunity to become a qualified engineering technician (EngTech).

Business administration (London and Altrincham)
Can you imagine working with civil servants within national and local government?  Well working as part of the Education Health and Care (EHC) team you could find yourself working in key government sectors of Education, Public Health and Social Care. This role will provide experience of contract processes, project management and provide an insight in to Local Authority / Government working and relationship management. At the end of all your hard work, you’ll have a Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration along with the opportunity for further progression.

Candidate Specification

What you’ll need to apply
If everything above sounds great, take a look at what you’ll need to apply and get started
You can apply for this apprenticeship if you have already achieved or are expected to achieve five GCSE passes with graces 4-9. (A*-C or equivalent). You must have an English GCSE with grade C or 5 and Maths GCSE with grade B or 6 and above.
What characteristics do we look for?
We’re looking for individuals with the below characteristics, if you recognise these in yourself, then we’d like to hear from you!
We’re looking for someone that is:

  • Professional, proactive and receptive to constructive advice and guidance
  • Willing to learn new skills while being able to adapt them
  • Aware of their limitations and when to seek help if needed
  • Able to work independently when necessary
  • Able to take responsibility and pride in their work
  • Good at demonstrating a positive approach to problem solving
  • Able to contribute to discussions as part of a team
  • Able to take a responsible approach to health and safety

Equality, diversity and inclusion: 
Equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are at the heart of our organisation. We promote equal opportunities and have several initiatives to create an inclusive workplace culture; Our dedicated inclusive recruitment page provides more information on our efforts and recognitions.
If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at and we will talk to you about how to help. 
Flexible working: 

we support our staff to create work-life balance which works for them and welcome candidates looking for career flexibility. We are open to discussing flexible working at interview stage.

Job Profile

About our apprenticeships, is this the right route for you?
Interested in one of our apprenticeships but not entirely sure what it entails? Well, as an apprentice you’ll be right in the thick of all the action. It’s a great route into the industry. You’ll get the chance to expand your knowledge by attending college one day a week, while constantly discovering new and exciting things and learning from our industry experts on the job. If you’re an individual that can work independently when appropriate and can demonstrate a positive approach to problem solving, then an apprenticeship is the perfect step for you.
However, it doesn’t stop there. The great thing about an apprenticeship is that you’ll be earning a salary straight away while learning, then eventually gaining a professional qualification. You’ll be given continued support as you develop your skills throughout the program and there is no cost for the training you receive.

We understand that each person’s career goals vary, therefore we tailor make each individual’s development programme to suit them. With our vast library of e-learning courses available to you, you can choose which direction you want your career to go in.

You’re probably wondering what else is on offer. Join us, and you’ll get:

  • Biannual salary reviews: we believe that hard work should be rewarded and recognised. Therefore, for the first three years of your career with us, you’ll have biannual salary reviews.
  • A competitive salary: in addition to biannual reviews, we will ensure that you’re given a salary that matches the current industry standard.
  • Contributory pension: we have the best people on our team and we like to look out for them. With our support, you’ll have all the advice and options you need to be able to invest in your future.
  • A flexible benefits scheme: our company is made up of a range of different people and we understand that different people want different things. That’s why with our flexible plan, you’ll have the ability to manage the range of benefits we have on offer, to suit your specific needs.

Our social side
Being part of Mott MacDonald means more than just work, there’s a huge range of fun and exciting things that you can get involved in. From the moment you join us, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your social and professional network, whether it’s meeting other apprentices at the apprentice residential course or joining forces with other members of staff from around the company at our annual sports day. Each of our offices have a sports and social committee which will give you the chance to be part of a variety of sports, social and charity events. We’re committed to promoting a strong culture of social responsibility and encourage our staff to play active roles in the local community.

It's worth noting that sports and social committees tend to vary from office to office, so as well as getting involved in what’s already on offer, don’t be afraid to suggest new events or initiatives that you think could be a great addition.
It doesn’t stop there. As well as events, you’ll also have access to discounts on cinema tickets, travel, fashion, utilities and much more as part of our company benefits which you can take advantage of the moment you join.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

2020 UK Advanced Level Apprenticeship Scheme

Mott MacDonald
London, UK
Birmingham B11 3RF, UK
Leeds, UK
Croydon, UK
Cardiff, UK
Manchester, UK
Sheffield, UK
Southampton, UK
York, UK
Arno's Vale, Bristol BS4 3EH, UK
Blackburn BB1 3AE, UK
Altrincham WA15 8DB, UK
Seaham SR7 7TT, UK
Apprenticeships, Advanced Apprenticeship

Published on 1 Jun 2020