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Acoustics Apprentice - Croydon or St Albans

Job Summary

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivalled technical expertise and innovation, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.2 billion in fiscal year 2020. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Do you have your eye on the future and want to make a difference? Do you have an interest in sound, science, buildings, or engineering? If so, this could be the exciting career opportunity you have been searching for. No experience necessary. Just a passion and willingness to learn and be part of our dynamic team.  

Our Croydon team are currently recruiting an Acoustic Technician Apprentice to join one our UK teams of over 40  acousticians working on an enviable project portfolio of environmental and building acoustics work thus providing a wide range of career development opportunities. Our UK team are members of the Association of Noise Consultants and Sponsor of the Institute of Acoustics. 

Globally AECOM has one of the largest acoustics practices in the world with offices across Europe, Australia, America, Canada, the Middle East, and East Asia. 

Job Responsibilities

The intention is to enrol you on the Acoustic Technician Apprenticeship Scheme (Level 4) at London South Bank University and join our team of over 40 acousticians undertaking noise and vibration surveys for a variety of developments including world class music and entertainment venues, educational establishments, hospitals and transport schemes.  

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: 

•    Planning and undertaking measurement surveys, analysing the data and preparing survey reports
•    Creating acoustic prediction models using specialist software
•    Solving problems
•    Undertaking calculations 
•    Writing reports.  
•    Attending design team/client meetings and working alongside architects, engineers, planners and other specialists.

The apprenticeship would be full time with day release to London South Bank University (LSBU) and the course duration expected to be minimum 18 months. The Apprenticeship comprises at least 20% formal learning. Travel expenses incurred to and from University for the purposes of the course will be covered by AECOM. 

You would be supported by a dedicated mentor who will ensure that you get all your on-the-job training. You would also gain exposure to the wider acoustic team who will be available to assist in your career development.


AECOM invest heavily in the quality of our Apprentices and the development opportunities provided enable learning from some of the most talented and renowned experts in their field whilst bringing fresh approaches and further diversifying our workforce. AECOM allows individuals to develop professionally whilst working within a positive team environment, where learning and development is actively promoted and supported. 

Within a structured programme of professional development, we will give you a wide range of technical training and day-to-day support to allow you to develop skills and take on increased responsibility across a broad variety of project types and sizes. You will be supported by a mentor who will check that you get all your on-the-job training. You will also gain exposure to the wider acoustic team who will be available to assist in your career development.

As well as enrolling on the Acoustic Technician Apprenticeship Scheme (Level 4 - day release) at London South Bank University, the successful candidate will join AECOM ADVANCE – a training programme which all our new graduates and apprentices participate in. 

You will also have access to all AECOM’s university training materials covering every aspect of the roles we undertake as a business, from health and safety to business acumen.   

The successful applicant will also join AECOM’s Young Professionals Group – which organises a range of activities including webinars and social events – and the local office Green Team who drive forward environmental initiatives and arrange activities throughout the year to support those initiatives. 

All AECOM employees are entitled to spend 2 working days per year to undertake Social Value Days, which may be STEM-based events at local schools or may be other activities aimed at supporting charities and / or the local community. 

Each AECOM office organises a range of sports and social activities and events which all AECOM employees are welcome to participate in.

Deadline: To enable students to be enrolled onto September courses we ideally need them to have joined us by early July. 

Apply today, please send us your CV including details of any work experience, and your education including dates, grades, and what you studied with a covering letter telling us why you are interested in joining our team.

Minimum Requirements

No work experience is necessary. This position is ideally suited to school leavers at who can demonstrate the following:

•    Minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade ‘C/4’ or above, including Mathematics & English

Additionally, applicants must possess one of the following: 

•    3 ‘A’ levels at grade C (or equivalent) and above with two being in Maths and a Science 
•    Access level 3 qualification worth 48 UCAS points (must include maths) possibly in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering or Design or a ‘level 3’ Technician Apprenticeship  
•    BTEC National Diploma (MPP)  

Preferred Qualifications

•    Some work experience or shadowing in an engineering environment would be an advantage
•    Show an aptitude towards software-based engineering and drawing e.g., Computer Aided Design (CAD) and/or similar 3D software
•    Demonstrate an interest and a desire to pursue a career in Acoustics
•    Commitment to continued education and improvement through on-the-job learning and training opportunities.
•    Creative, practical, adaptable, and enthusiastic
•    Ability to demonstrate attention to detail
•    Self-motivated 
•    Ability to think in a methodical way to design, plan and organize parts of projects
•    English language proficient, holding excellent communication skills to present information in speech, drawings, and reports

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Acoustics Apprentice - Croydon or St Albans

St Albans, UK
Croydon, UK
A levels /advanced GNVQ

Published on 1 Mar 2022

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