South Lanarkshire Council’s Graduate Level Apprenticeship in Engineering


South Lanarkshire Council are currently recruiting engineering graduate level apprentices for the Roads and Transport Department.

Why choose a career in Civil Engineering?

Civil Engineering is everything you see that’s been built around us.

It’s about roads and railways, schools, offices, hospitals, water and power supply and much more.  The kind of things we take for granted but would find life very hard to live without.

A career in South Lanarkshire Council’s Roads and Transportation Services offers an interesting and varied choice comprising a number of professional engineering disciplines such as;

  • roads design
  • network and asset maintenance and management
  • traffic and transportation
  • contracting operations
  • structural engineering/bridges
  • flood risk management
  • development management

As a civil engineer, your work influences where people work, relax, learn and live.  There will always be a demand for civil engineers and a career with South Lanarkshire Council offers excellent conditions,  good working environment and job satisfaction.  The council is also committed to Continuous Professional Development to provide a platform for career progression.

What is the Graduate Apprenticeship in Civil  Engineering?

The Graduate Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering develops skills and experience to produce multi-disciplinary graduates.

  • You will study at Glasgow Caledonian University to gain a BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering (Environmental Civil Engineering)
  • After graduation you will be able to gain the qualification of IEng with an industry professional body.
  • During your training you will be a member of South Lanarkshire Council staff.
  • The salary during training will start at £21500 with annual increments available
  • You will be paid as a full time member of staff with the same benefits as other council staff.
  • The Council will cover all course fees.


It’s a ‘No-Brainer’

What will you learn?

The course has been developed by the university in partnership with employers to ensure it meets industry needs.  This is reinforced through significant work based learning which involves a 4 year blended study period with approximately 1/5th of your time spend at university and remainder in the workplace.  The apprenticeship will develop your civil engineering skills and experience in a number of disciplines including structures, construction materials, geotechnics and project management.

How do I apply?

There is a minimum entry requirement for candidates interested in this role.

  • SQA Highers: ABBB including Maths, Physics, Technological Studies or Engineering Science at B.
  • A Foundation Apprenticeship is accepted as equivalent to one higher as part of the overall grade profile of Highers required for entry. Any essential subjects at Higher should still be achieved in addition to the Foundation Apprenticeship

If you meet the entry requirements and would like to apply, please register your interest along with your name, school and contact telephone number to Morag Watt at

Alternatively you can speak with Mr Colgan or Mr McCarthy for further assistance.





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