- Enjoy a fully-funded university experience at a Russell Group university
- Earn a salary throughout your studies and pay zero tuition fees
- Throughout your degree you’ll have direct access to major civil engineering projects – many of our places involve working on the construction of Hinkley Point C
- On graduation, you’ll receive a full Exeter degree and have gained five years' valuable work experience, putting you in a great position to move on in your career
- This programme has been developed in partnership with a group of employers. These include Laing O’Rourke, the UK’s largest privately-owned construction firm, Bouygues, a blue chip construction firm, and EDF Energy
8th in the UK for General Engineering
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96.2% of Engineering graduates in further study or graduate-level employment within 6 months of graduation
Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (DLHE) of 2016/17 undergraduates
8th in the UK for Civil Engineering
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|Qualification||Required grades||Required subjects|
|A-Level||AAA - ABB||GCE AL Maths grade B and another science* subject at grade B. Candidates may offer GCE AL Maths, Pure Maths or Further Maths|
|IB||36/666-32/655||IB Maths HL5 and another science subject HL5. Applicants achieving IB Maths SL7 plus IB HL5 in Physics will also be considered.|
|BTEC||DDD - DDM||See below under 'read more' for further information|
|GCSE||C||Grade C in GCSE English Language|
Specific requirements must still be achieved, therefore where a grade A is required, offers will be ABC or ACC. Find out more about contextual offers.
NB General Studies is not included in any offer.
*GCE AL/AS science includes: Biology/Human Biology**; Chemistry; Computing; Design and Technology; Electronics; Environmental Studies; Geography; Geology; Life and Health Sciences; Physical Education; Physics; Psychology; Science (applied); Statistics.
**If more than one of these is taken they would only count as one 'science' but could count as two A-levels towards our general requirements.
BTEC Extended Diploma (2010)
Applicants studying one of the following BTEC Extended Diplomas will be considered without a GCE AL science subject, GCE AL Maths is still required: Applied Science, Aeronautical Engineering, Building Services Engineering Construction and the Built Environment, Civil Engineering, Operations and Maintenance Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Sustainability.
BTEC Extended Diploma (2016)
Applicants studying one of the following new BTEC Extended Diplomas will be considered without a GCE AL science subject or GCE AL Maths providing they have taken the mandatory unit ‘Calculus to solve Engineering problems’ AND the optional unit ‘Further Engineering Mathematics’: Civil Engineering, Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering.
For any questions relating to entry requirements please contact the team via our online form or 01392 724061.
The BEng Civil Engineering degree apprenticeship is a full Exeter degree, studied over five years through on-campus residentials and intensive experiential learning on real-world projects.
While elements of the degree will be studied during time at work, the majority of your tuition will fall within four, two-week residentials, delivered by University of Exeter academic staff.
The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.
The tuition fee for this programme will be paid for by your employer and the Government.
Learning and teaching
Residential courses will be structured around your modules and will comprise lectures, seminars and workshops. During this time you will also be able to meet one-to-one with your academic mentor. In addition to studying, these occasions will provide opportunities for you to spend time socialising with your peers.
You’ll be working on one of the employer’s sites, most likely Hinkley Point C in the South West. You’ll be involved in a wide variety of tasks on site, including (but not limited to):
- Dimensional control
- Assisting design teams with civil engineering solutions
- Supervision of specialist contractors
- Contributing to the control of health and safety on the project
- Recording, control and reporting of progress on the project
- Contributing to the minimisation of the environmental impact of the project
- Controlling the quality of works on the project
As you progress through your apprenticeship you will gain more knowledge and experience. With this, you’ll be expected to:
- Ensure that safe systems of work are in place on site and that all staff adhere to them
- Translate design information to construction teams so they can construct the project effectively and efficiently
- Manage the productivity on the site so that the project is completed on time
- Ensure that the project is completed to the specification and quality needed by the client
- Manage the activity on site in a way that adheres to cost and contract constraints
- Ensure that the site has minimal negative impact on the environment and community
- Manage interfaces between stakeholders associated with the project
You can expect to be stretched and challenged, but supported throughout your apprenticeship as you focus on building the knowledge, skills and experiences you need to become a professionally qualified engineer. This is an exciting and demanding apprenticeship, so we’re looking for exceptional, engaged and motivated people who are passionate about the industry and being part of a once in a lifetime project. We expect strong communicators, team players and a desire to learn both in the classroom and on the job. You’ll need to set yourself high standards and be able to juggle the pressures of both work and study.
BEng Civil Engineering (Degree Apprenticeship) does not follow the standard UCAS application process. To gain a place you must apply directly to one of our partner employers’ vacancies (advertised below). You can apply to this programme in addition to making applications to any institution through UCAS.
How to apply
- Vacancies for 2020 have not yet been released. Register your interest and be the first to find out once vacancies are live.
- Apply through your chosen company's website via the links which will available on this page once vacancies become live. You are welcome to apply for more than one vacancy.
- Once you have applied we will review your application, with the company of interest.
- If you meet our requirements you be invited to an interview.
- Once your interview is completed, you will receive a notification about whether you have been successful.
- If you have been successful you will be offered a position with the company. Your place will be confirmed by us, and we will send further information about how to enrol as a student.
- If you have not been successful this time, do not worry! Keep an eye out for other opportunities on this page.
We recommend that you register your details with us to be notified when new vacancies become available for 2020 entry.
About the apprenticeship
As an apprentice you will be a full salaried member of your organisation, typically earning between £13,000 and £19,000. Much of your learning will take place at work, either through projects linked to academic content or time set aside for distance learning.
Solid industry experience is what employers look for when recruiting. As a graduate of a degree apprenticeship programme you’ll be working in an exciting and relevant job from day one of your studies, meaning when the time comes to move on, you’ll have the both the professional and academic experience sought after by employers.
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