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2020 UK Degree Level Apprenticeship Scheme

What areas of our business do we offer degree level apprenticeships in?
Quantity surveying (London and Reading)
Quantity surveyors manage and lead the cost aspects of construction project while ensuring that quality standards and client needs are always met. They will also ensure that disputes are minimised and settled amicably. It's a numbers game so if you’re a numbers person, then this is the apprenticeship for you! You’ll be working alongside professionals with a wealth of industry experience which will enable you to constantly expand and broaden your knowledge. At the end of all your hard work, you’ll have a BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying and an Assessment of Professional Competence (APC).
Civil engineering (Altrincham, Birmingham, Blackburn, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Croydon, Leeds, Manchester, Reading, Sheffield, Shifnal 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! 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. At the end of all your hard work, you’ll have a BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering to show for it all.

Building services engineering (Birmingham and Bristol)
Learn how to take a building from an empty shell to a comfortable space in which to live and work. Building services engineers work to ensure that buildings are not only comfortable, but also 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 BEng in Building Services Engineering.
Environmental practitioner (Cambridge and Southampton)
The environment needs protecting, and our environmental practitioners are the perfect people for the job. Join them and help protect the planet. You would be working on some of the UK’s most high-profile projects such as High Speed 2, Heathrow Expansion, and Crossrail 2.You will be able to develop your knowledge by being involved in site surveys, carrying out desk studies and learning about policy and legislation requirements affecting our projects. You will learn to model using digital bespoke modelling software, how to map environmental issues using GIS platforms and will help coordinate environmental impact assessments. At the end of all your hard work, you’ll have a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science.

GIS analysis (Croydon)
Do you have sharp observation skills and a digital mindset? Then put your talents to use to collect, analyse and manipulate geographical data with GIS technology.Our GIS Practice is growing globally, and joining this dynamic community, you can expect to work on a diverse range of projects from routing and design of new water pipelines, to national scale education improvement programs, or biodiversity action plans where global development demands meet ecosystem protection needs. At the end of your hard work you’ll receive a BSc in Surveying and Mapping Science.
Project management (Birmingham and London)

Join us and learn how to manage the projects of the future.You’ll be part of a team that controls every aspect of the project life-cycle – from concept and definition to implementation and handover.  You’ll learn how to ensure our clients’ projects are delivered on time, within budget and at the highest quality. Our projects come in different sizes and complexities, so you’ll have the opportunity to gain a large amount of experience. At the end of your hard work you’ll have a BSc (Hons) in Project Management.

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’ll need to have achieved or are expected to achieve 3 A level passes with grades A*-C or equivalent, one being in Maths, and another in a Physical science. Alternatively, a BTEC diploma in civil engineering.
You must have a Maths GCSE with grade 6 or B and above, of equivalent maths qualifications, as well as an English GCSE with grade 6 or B and above.
For Quantity Surveying, we will accept a Level 4 construction technician apprenticeship, or achieved (or are expected to achieve) a HND in construction or 3 A level passes with grades A*-C or equivalent.
For Environmental Practise and GIS, we will accept A Levels in Maths, Geography, Science or related subjects.
What characteristics do we look out for?

Do you have what it takes to join us as an apprentice? 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:

  • Aware of others’ needs and concerns
  • Able to demonstrate reliability, integrity and respect for confidentiality
  • Able to maintain productive working relationships
  • Good at demonstrating a strong commitment to health, safety and welfare
  • Confident with dealing with new and changing interpersonal situations
  • Prepared to take responsibility of their own personal development, demonstrating commitment to learning, self-improvement and open feedback
  • Able to demonstrate self-awareness of knowledge and skills

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. 

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 university 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, throughout your apprenticeship programme, 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 Degree Level Apprenticeship Scheme

Mott MacDonald
London, UK
Birmingham B11 3RF, UK
Leeds, UK
Croydon, UK
Cambridge, UK
Manchester, UK
Reading, UK
Sheffield, UK
Southampton, UK
York, UK
Arno's Vale, Bristol BS4 3EH, UK
Blackburn BB1 3AE, UK
Altrincham WA15 8DB, UK
Brighton, UK
Shifnal TF11, UK
Apprenticeships, Degree Apprenticeships

Published on 1 Jun 2020