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UK apprenticeships

There are so many great reasons to join the engineering sector, and our apprenticeship is a fantastic opportunity to enter the industry.


I chose to do my apprenticeship with Mott MacDonald as they are one of the most highly regarded companies in the world for their reputation, quality of work, job satisfaction and career progression.


(Apprentice - civil engineering)

Join us as an apprentice

An apprenticeship is a fantastic opportunity to enter the industry. You will achieve a professional qualification while gaining work experience and earning a wage.

We are opening for applications on 18 January 2017. We currently we have opportunities in the following areas:

Civil engineering

As a civil engineering technician you will contribute to the design, construction and maintenance of everything around us; from stadiums and motorways to rail and waterways. At Mott MacDonald we work in a variety of sectors and so there are opportunities to work on a number of varied and exciting projects across the globe.

Transport planning

Becoming a transport planning technician at Mott MacDonald will mean that you are impacting the travel of thousands of people across the UK. Working alongside our experts, you will help to ensure that the future designs of transport and traffic plans, schemes and systems will benefit the public and sustain the environment.

Building services engineering

Building service engineers work to strike a balance between a comfortable indoor environment and safety, access, power and energy efficiency. The work you will do at Mott MacDonald alongside college will help you develop skills across a range of applications and while working towards engineering technician status, you’ll support our experts in designing eye-catching buildings around the world.

Quantity surveying

Quantity surveyors play a key role in building projects, from managing costs from design through to completion and reporting on these, contributing to bids for tenders and ensuring quality standards are met. As an apprentice at Mott MacDonald you will work alongside our quantity surveyors to contribute to a number of our current and upcoming projects.

Qualification requirements

You can apply to our Advanced Apprenticeship if you have already achieved or are expected to achieve five GSCE passes with grades 4 to 9 or A* - C, or equivalent qualification, including English. To apply you must have achieved or be expected to a Maths GSCE with Grade B or 6 and above.

You can apply to our degree Apprenticeships in quantity surveying if you have already achieved or are expected to achieve 3 A level passes with grades A* - C, or equivalent qualification. You will have ideally studied Mathematics at A level. You must have a Maths GSCE with Grade B and above, or equivalent mathematics qualification.

We are looking for individuals who display the following characteristics:

  • Work as part of a team to meet shared objectives and contribute to team discussions
  • Take a responsible approach to health and safety
  • Take a professional approach to work and when meeting clients. Take responsibility for and pride in their work.
  • Be willing to learn new skills and to adapt in the light of experience
  • Apply an effective approach to problem solving
  • Well organised, and able to meet deadlines

Our roles

Please see the table below for direct links to our job postings. To be considered you must apply online.

Our Advanced apprenticeships

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Civil engineering


Our Degree apprenticeships

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Quantity surveying


What you’ll get

Throughout your apprenticeship at Mott MacDonald you will have the support of the business to complete your qualifications, making this a great opportunity to embark on a career and earn as you learn. A mentor who is approved by your professional institution will be on hand to support your development and guide you towards meeting the required competencies alongside a dedicated Learning and Development team who work with the college to ensure you are meeting your potential.

The Apprentice Weekend is a two day residential event that brings together Mott MacDonald’s Apprentices from across the UK. This fun weekend will give you the opportunity to socialise with other apprentices whilst developing key soft skills that will benefit their future career. Delivered by external facilitators, from a location in the heart of the Lake District, this active and engaging event incorporates experiential learning challenges that will test your communication, innovation and team working skills.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the graduate recruitment team on:

Email: graduate.recruitment@mottmac.com

Telephone: 0208 774 2084

For the latest Mott MacDonald news and information about our schemes, follow us on Twitter @MottMacFuture. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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