Apprenticeships at Brighton

Four civil engineer apprentices

Meet four of our new Civil Engineer Degree Apprentices

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We’re delighted that our Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship is now accredited by the member institutions of the Joint Board of Moderators (the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, the Institute of Highway Engineers and the Permanent Way Institution).  

Find out more about the University of Brighton’s Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship 👇 

https://www.brighton.ac.uk/business-services/professional-development/apprenticeships/construction-and-the-environment/civil-engineer.aspx

Following on in our series of catching up with our intake of first year apprentices, we met four of our new Civil Engineer Degree Apprentices back in October. It was interesting to hear about their different progression routes onto this degree apprenticeship and their goals for the future. 

Oliver Etheridge, Structural Engineering Technician, HOP Consulting Ltd 

“I came straight into this apprenticeship from A Levels, and I was always thinking I want to go on to study at a degree level. Then I started looking into apprenticeships and found one local to me and I thought, ‘why not get paid to get educated?’ Chartership at the end of the degree, is the main goal for me, as well as gaining Civil Engineer or Senior Engineer status. 

The part of the programme I’m looking forward to the most, is working on medium to large projects, so I can see the progress of the learning I’m doing on the course and how it impacts the work I’m doing.” 

Lewis Huston, Engineering Technician, South East Water 

“I started with Level 3 Civil Engineering apprenticeship at college, through my current employer, and that led to taking my education further up to the degree level. 

This degree apprenticeship gives me a good foundation to be able to progress within my company. My career goal is to become a fully-qualified civil engineer and I’m looking forward to learning new things and taking what I learnt on the level 3 further.” 

Catriona Nelson, Trainee Civil/Structural Engineer, HOP Consulting Ltd 

“I was doing my A Level’s and I knew I wanted a degree. Then I found about the degree apprenticeship and that I could work and do the degree at the same time – which was great for me.  

At the minute I’m just focused on getting the degree and the qualification at the end of it. I’m looking forward to trying out the different aspects of the role and seeing where this career takes me.” 

Emily Cole, Apprentice Engineer, Jackson Civil Engineering 

“I wasn’t sure about going to University but I’ve always wanted a degree because of the career opportunities that it can bring. That’s why I thought the apprenticeship route would be good for me, getting a job and studying at the same time straight from my A Levels. 

I’m looking forward to getting the degree and seeing where this career path takes me.” 

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Alex Petrovic • 01/12/2021


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