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Apprentice Civil Engineer (Level 3) McFarland Consulting

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    McFarland Consulting

  • Apprenticeship Type

    Civil Engineering > Level 3

  • Positions

    1

  • Location

    Unit A3 Harbour Court, 5 Heron Road, Belfast, BT3 9HB

  • Salary

    £

  • Start date

  • Location Type

    Office

Job Description

McFarland Consulting are specialist civil/structural engineers. Our engineers operate both on site and in the office working on a wide variety of buildings and structures throughout Ireland and the UK.

We have fantastic opportunities for enthusiastic and motivated individuals who want to start a career in civil engineering with the possibility of becoming a specialist in forensic engineering after sufficient training and experience.

Some of the tasks that you will be involved with include:

  • Assist engineers on site with detailed inspections, taking notes, dimensions and photographs

  • Operate specialist testing equipment to determine the condition of reinforced concrete and steel structures (full training provided)

  • Use tools on site to extract material samples such as drills, breakers and coring rigs

  • Be willing to be trained on working in demanding scenarios such as at height on MEWPs and within confined spaces such as tanks and tunnels etc

  • Collate data from site investigations and process material samples for onward laboratory analysis

  • Assist with report writing on results from investigations

  • Assist with site specific Method Statements and Risk Assessments

  • Assist with company Integrated Management System (third party accredited Quality, Environmental and H&S systems)

Person Specification

  • Hard working

  • Attention to detail

  • Willingness to learn

  • Problem solver with can do attitude

  • Willing to travel throughout Ireland and UK for short duration projects

  • Ability to operate powered tools on site to collect concrete and steel samples

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Applicable courses

Whilst you are applying to an employer through Workplus you must apply directly to the training providers to secure your place on the apprenticeship course.

Civil EngineeringBelfast Metropolitan College

Description

Civil Engineers keep our towns and cities running smoothly by engineering the infrastructure we use in our everyday lives including roads, bridges, water supplies and buildings.  They design and install the networks that supply energy such as gas and electricity, along with communications to our homes and public buildings.

This qualification is designed for learners wishing to gain an apprenticeship within the Civil Engineering industry.  You will gain the skills and knowledge to carry out job roles and responsibilities associated with the role of a Civil Engineer working in the built environment sector.  

Apprentices must be fully employed with a civil engineering employer from commencement of the course.  They receive no training allowance from the College but are paid by their employer.  No fees are associated with this programme.

Onus is on applicants to secure employment in addition to meeting the entry criteria for the apprenticeship programme.

This apprenticeship programme also maps directly to Professional EngTech Accreditation through Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

Year 1 & 2: College 1 day per week (extended day) and with employer 4 days per week.

Modules

Key Areas of Study:

  • Construction Principles

  • Construction Design

  • Surveying

  • Graphical Detailing

  • Public Health Engineering

Award

Level 3 Civil Engineering

Validated By

Pearson

Eligibility

16+ fully funded

Entry Criteria

To be eligible for this programme, applicants must be in employment or have secured employment with a relevant employer prior to commencing the course and meet entry criteria below:


5 GCSEs at Grade C or above including Maths and English.

Duration

2

Start Date

Thursday 12 September 2024

End Date

Sunday 28 June 2026

Progression Pathway

On successful completion learners will have achieved the industry desired level of competence required to carry out the specific roles of a Civil Engineering technician.

They may be eligible to progress to the Higher Level Apprenticeship (HLA) Civil Engineering or FdEng Civil Engineering at Belfast Met.

Civil EngineeringNorthern Regional College

Description

Modules

The programme is delivered over an average of one day per week in college where you will complete the vocational qualification. As part of your apprenticeship, you will also complete the competency-based qualification with a portfolio of evidence and onsite assessment.

Modules on the Pearson BTEC National Diploma in Civil Engineering qualification include:

  • Construction Principles

  • Construction Design

  • Construction Technology

  • Health and Safety in Construction

  • Graphical Detailing in Construction

  • Management of a Construction Project

  • Site Engineering for Construction

  • Further Mathematics for Construction

  • Construction in Civil Engineering

  • Principles and Application of Structural Mechanics

Award

Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment

Validated By

Pearson

Eligibility

16+ fully funded

Entry Criteria

A minimum of 5 GCSEs of grade C or above, to include English and a minimum grade B in Mathematics or equivalent.

Duration

2

Start Date

Thursday 12 September 2024

End Date

Sunday 28 June 2026

Progression Pathway

Completion of the programme enables you to be professionally recognised as an engineering technician.  Students may progress to higher education to complete a Foundation Degree or Batchelor degree.

Civil EngineeringSouth Eastern Regional College

Description

There is a major demand for Civil Engineering Skills.  Civil Engineers design the infrastructure that we use everyday.

This includes:

  • Building Roads and Bridges

  • Creating Buildings

  • Ensuring there is a supply of clean water

  • Designing Gas, Electricity and Energy Networks

Delivery Hours : Approximately 9 hours/week in college

Modules

This course will provide you with the skills you need to start working in the Civil Engineering Industry. You will undertake the Pearson Level 3 National Diploma in Civil Engineering.  

The mandatory units are:

  • Construction Principles

  • Construction Design

  • Construction Technology

  • Health & Safety

  • Site Engineering for Construction

  • Further Mathematics

  • Construction in Civil Engineering 

Optional Units:

  • Surveying in Construction

  • Graphical detailing 

  • Management of a Construction Project 

  • Principles and applications of structural mechanics

A second qualification is also completed (a NVQ qualification): Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Civil Engineering for Technicians (Institution of Civil Engineers). This consists of 9 mandatory units.    

  • Techniques, procedures and methods for civil engineering tasks

  • Develop and finalise civil engineering solutions

  • Management and leadership in civil engineering

  • Independent judgement and responsibility in civil engineering

  • Commercial awareness in civil engineering

  • Health, Safety and Welfare for civil engineers

  • Sustainable development in civil engineering

  • Interpersonal skills and communication in civil engineering

  • Professional commitment for civil engineers                                                                                                                               

You will gain valuable experience as an apprentice which will help you to build a career in the Civil Engineering Industry.

Award

Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Civil Engineering

Validated By

Pearson

Eligibility

16+ fully funded

Entry Criteria

An employer and 5 GCSEs at Grade C to include English and preferred Grade B in Maths with a Grade C or above in Science or equivalent. 

Duration

2

Start Date

Thursday 05 September 2024

End Date

Sunday 28 June 2026

Progression Pathway

Level 5 Foundation Degree (full time, part time or apprenticeship)

Civil EngineeringNorth West Regional College

Description

This Civil Engineering course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to start working and/or pursue a career in the Civil Engineering

Modules

  • Construction Principles

  • Construction Design

  • Construction Technology

  • Health and Safety in Construction

  • Site Engineering for Construction

  • Further Mathematics for Construction and

  • Construction in Civil Engineering.

Three modules which could include modules such as:

  • Management of a Construction Project,

  • Measurement Techniques in Construction,

  • Provision of Primary Services in Buildings,

  • Projects in Construction,

  • Building Information Modelling,

  • Conversion Adaptation and Maintenance of Buildings,

  • Offsite and Onsite Alternative Construction Methods,

  • Renewable Energy for Housing.

Award

Diploma

Validated By

Pearson

Eligibility

16+ fully funded

Entry Criteria

UK Requirements

Applicants must be in employment or have secured employment with a relevant employer prior to commencing the course and meet entry criteria below:Level 2 Diploma in Construction, OR 4 GCSEs (Grade C or above) to include English and Mathematics.

ROI Requirements

Applicants must be in employment or have secured employment with a relevant employer prior to commencing the course and meet entry criteria below: 4 OLCs (Grade 05 or above) to include English and Mathematics; OR Leaving Cert Applied - Merit.

Duration

2

Start Date

Thursday 12 September 2024

End Date

Sunday 28 June 2026

Progression Pathway

Successful completion of this course will allow you to progress to a Higher Level Apprenticeship, Foundation Degree or relevant degree courses within NWRC

Career Prospects

The course will provide opportunities for you to progress directly into employment at technician level in civil engineering. You could also potentially work for building contractors as a site engineer or construction manager trainee.

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