Degree Apprenticeship - Civil Engineering

Full time

Southampton, United Kingdom

Project support



Here at Trant, we will be recruiting an entry-level Civil Engineer to join as a Degree Apprentice this summer. Working as part of the site teams within our various sectors and having a Civil Engineer to mentor you, you will learn Civil Engineering and Setting-Out in a hands-on role, whilst also attending university 1 day per week on a day release basis, to gain a BEng in Civil Engineering. 

Initially working at our Head Office in Southampton, the Degree Apprentice Civil Engineer will move to working on site and will report to the Site Manager but will work closely with a qualified Civil Engineer who will mentor them and train the Degree Apprentice Civil Engineer to gain experience in how to perform a full Site Engineering function. 

A Civil Engineer may be based on various sites throughout the UK, so applicants must have a UK Driving licence and must be prepared to travel and work away when required. 

Reporting to a Site Manager, responsibilities include but are not limited to; 

•             Setting out of civil engineering works using instruments and CAD

•             Site surveying tasks

•             Ensuring quality assurance/quality control requirements are met

•             Reading and understanding drawings and specifications

•             Calculating quantities

•             Complying with company policies and procedures

•             Ensuring high levels of Health & Safety at all times 


·         Excellent GCSE & A’level Grades (particularly in Maths)

·         IT literate

·         Full driving licence

·         A self-starter with an excellent work ethic, a desire to learn and able to pay close attention to detail 

About Trant: 

Trant Engineering has a long history of engineering and construction excellence, delivering high quality EPC engineering and construction services throughout the UK and overseas. We successfully design & deliver complex engineering projects in sectors such as Process & Water, Energy, Defence, Oil & Gas and Nuclear. 

We offer clients a range of services including design, manufacturing, installation, construction and commissioning. Our in-house design and offsite manufacturing teams’ work closely to develop technology-based solutions with a strong focus on innovation and value engineering. 

Our in-house multi-disciplinary services include civil, process, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, control and automation, supplemented by the design and manufacture of Control Panels, MCC’s, PLC’s, SCADA and automation systems. We also provide a range of bespoke modular and containerised water & wastewater treatment and fuel conditioning systems. 

We have over 750 employees and with a healthy forward order book with a projected turnover of £180m this year, it is an exciting time to join a business where you can reach your full potential and develop your career. 


At Trant, we offer the opportunity for career development within a professional and friendly safe working environment. We value our employee’s and strongly support and encourage individuals to gain professional qualifications, whilst offering the opportunity to work on projects of differing sizes within a variety of industry sectors. 

Our company benefits package includes; 

·         Competitive hourly rate

·         24 days holiday (increasing with service) + 8 bank holidays

·         Auto enrolment Pension Scheme

·         Free onsite parking

·         Employee Assistance Program

·         Bike to Work Scheme 

Equal Opportunities: 

Trant Engineering Limited is committed to equal opportunities for all and we do not discriminate on the grounds of race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, gender, disability or age. 

To apply for this position, please e-mail your CV to or call our internal recruitment team on 02380 665544. 

*Please note, due to the volume of applications we are not always able to contact each applicant individually. If you have not heard from us within 10 working days of application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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