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Emma Heady, Impact and Partnership Development 

Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship (BEng Civil Engineering)

Civil Engineering (BEng)

Our Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship programme is suitable for new or existing employees who have a strong mathematical and scientific background. Our teaching provides students with fundamental mathematical, scientific and engineering knowledge; this gives them a thorough and challenging experience and supplies your business with a well-rounded, competent graduate.

Our course content is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators for fully satisfying the requirements for being an Incorporated Engineer. Apprentices on our programme will graduate with the same level of knowledge as our full-time Civil Engineering students, with the added benefit of having networked with apprentices from different companies and areas of engineering, and five years of work experience.

We provide the theoretical knowledge which provides a foundation to the practical work apprentices will do with you, the employer, on site. We cover topics including: project management, mathematics, geotechnics, structural engineering, and safety and sustainable development. Our curriculum has been developed with industry partners (Laing O'Rourke, Bouygues, WSP, EDF) to ensure it is relevant and applicable to industry settings.

Successful completion of the programme will result in the award of a Level 6 apprenticeship in either Site Management or Civil Engineering (degree), a University of Exeter BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering and apprentices can apply for IEng status through the ICE at the end of the programme.

Apprentices will be full-time employees of your business, gaining a Level 6 Apprenticeship and a University of Exeter degree over five years through:

  • Four residential teaching blocks in Exeter each year for two weeks at a time
  • Evidence gathering in the workplace to show competence in the knowledge, skills and behaviours associated with being a civil engineer
  • Twenty per cent of the apprentice’s time will be given over to study, known as off-the-job training

Our dedicated partnerships team liaise closely with employers throughout the programme; we can assist you with recruitment, education support and administration.

Tuition fees for this five-year programme are £27,000. 

Employers who pay the Apprenticeship Levy will pay these fees directly through that contribution. 

Business who do not pay the Levy will be able to claim 95 per cent of the cost of tuition fees from Government. If you employ fewer than 50 people and recruit an 18-year-old or a care leaver, up to 100 per cent Government contribution may be available. See further information on the Apprenticeship Levy funding.

Employers must pay their apprentices at least a salary consistent with national legislation and cover the costs of any travel and accommodation required to attend any face-to-face teaching.

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