Durham County Council and Teesside University are working in partnership to offer eight new Degree Apprenticeships for those looking to further their careers in civil engineering.
An additional Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship is also available with Stockton Borough Council.
All apprenticeships start in September and those interested can apply now.
Designed in partnership with employers and professional bodies, Teesside University’s Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship programmes offer aspiring civil engineers the opportunity to earn while they learn, combining a higher education qualification with practical experience and employment skills.
One day a week is spent on study time, with four days dedicated to the workplace, enabling students to develop towards Incorporated Engineer (IEng) professional registration.
As an apprentice, you are provided with the opportunity to fast track your career while receiving support and investment from your employer. And for employers, Degree Apprenticeships help to attract and retain top talent, grow their business and enhance and develop the workforce.
The new Degree Apprenticeships with Durham County Council build on an already successful partnership and there are already 18 students currently employed and studying towards a Teesside University Degree Apprenticeship at the local authority. The University’s Degree Apprenticeship with Stockton Borough Council is a new offer and will provide a springboard for further opportunities.
Dr Dimitri Nicolaou, Associate Dean in Teesside University’s School of Science, Engineering & Design, said: “The University prides itself on offering a wide range of study options. These new Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeships are a fantastic learning opportunity and are a result of our committed and successful partnership work with employers.”
Peter Brockman, Senior Resources Officer at Durham County Council, said: “The introduction of the Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship has enabled us, as an employer, to recruit and develop the next generation of engineers. Working in partnership with Teesside University, the programme has been a huge success with high quality academic learning, delivered by the University, complemented by real life situations within the workplace to embed the new skills acquired.”
Councillor Bob Cook, Leader of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, said: “We’re delighted to be offering apprenticeship opportunities.
“We’re looking for enthusiastic people who are motivated by the prospect of serving the people of the Borough. We’ve got a great track record in providing apprenticeships and plenty of examples of apprentices progressing into permanent roles.”
The closing date for applications for the Civil Engineer Degree Apprenticeships for Durham County Council is 9 June 2019, and for Stockton-on Tees Borough Council the deadline is 16 June 2019. To find out more, and for links to the application forms, go to www.tees.ac.uk/sections/degree_apprenticeships/adeda.cfm