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Civil Engineer – Graduate Apprenticeship - 17194

12 April 2019


5 years


£18,000 per annum


WSP is one of the world's leading engineering, professional services and technical consultancy firms.  We develop creative, comprehensive and sustainable engineering solutions for a future where society can thrive. Equipped with an intimate understanding of local intricacies, world-class talent and proactive leadership, we plan, design, manage and engineer long lasting and impactful solutions to uniquely complex problems. 

Work Environment: 

We can offer you the opportunity to work on some of the world's most exciting engineering and design projects. We invest in your learning and development and we value the ideas and innovation you could bring to our work. So, if you're ready, we can't wait to get you involved.  You'll get to work alongside and learn from our experts who have a wide range of knowledge, capability and experiences to share with you with a programme designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills for a successful career with us. 

What might a day in this job look like?

There's no such thing as a typical day at WSP.  You may be involved with taking concepts, ideas and designs from an architect or engineer and creating drawings using the software to match those given. If you're pulling together packages of drawings you might need to print, trim and fold these to be sent off to site or the client.  Where practical, you'll get the opportunity to visit site and see the projects you've been working on coming to life

What will I learn?

Your role will be varied and your learning will be fast paced.  We tailor your training and development to help you to achieve your own personal goals. You'll undertake a supervised programme of in-company training and university teaching.  You will study towards a BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering at Edinburgh Napier University over a five year period on either a block or day release basis.

What Qualifications / Qualities are required?

4 Bs at Higher level including Maths, at least National 5 C in English

OR a Modern Apprenticeship in a related discipline

OR Foundation Apprenticeship and Highers in a related discipline

OR HNC or HND in a related discipline.

  • Enthusiastic with the curiosity and creativity to think outside of the box.
  • Want to stretch and inspire us, speaking up about any new ideas you have.
  • Know it is important to keep everyone in the loop and will demonstrate this through excellent communication skills.
  • Enjoy working in a team environment, sharing ideas and collaborating with colleagues. 

Closing Date:

Tuesday 30 April.