Carillion launches search for civil engineering apprentices on highways project

Carillion is recruiting five civil engineering apprentices on the Lincoln Eastern Bypass project which it is constructing on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council.

The roles are for Apprentice Civil Engineering Technicians and General Construction Operative Apprentices. The closing date for applications is July 5, 2017.

In addition to possessing role-specific skills and meeting the specified GCSE requirements, applicants should also be keen to work outdoors; be honest, reliable and willing to learn; committed to completing this apprenticeship; and have a desire to learn about the construction industry.

Lee Tinkler, Carillion’s project director , said: Our scheme specific apprenticeships were established in 2013 and have proven to be a fantastic success. These apprenticeships are an excellent opportunity to launch a career in civil engineering. The Lincoln scheme will include significant engineering requirements to construct over rail bridges, viaducts over watercourses, footbridges, earthworks, drainage and surfacing operations.

“Successful candidates will be required to show the maturity to work in this challenging and demanding construction environment as well as excellent communication skills, drive and enthusiasm. “

Cllr Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways and Transport, at Lincolnshire County Council said: “It’s important for companies to offer real world experience to those interested in heading down specific career paths, so we’re glad to see Carillion offering civil engineering apprenticeships to work on the bypass.