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Apprenticeship summary

SalaryWorking week 
Possible start date
In line with current Apprenticeship Minimum Wage however this is negotiable depending on the level of experience.

Monday to Friday 

Total hours per week: 37.5

September/October 2023

Apprenticeship level
Job Title
Expected duration

Level 3

Apprentice Civil Engineer

12 months

Job Description:

  • Work within a Civil Engineering design team responsible for the design of drainage systems highway layouts, and S278/S38 schemes
  • Work in a design office, with regular exposure to developers, architects and local authorities
  • Shadow more senior members of staff and support project work as required

This job description is not prescriptive; it merely outlines the key tasks and responsibilities of the post. These key tasks and responsibilities are subject to change. It is anticipated that the position will evolve over time and any changes will be made in consultation with the post holder.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Civil Engineering for Technicians (Level 3)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Upon completion of the apprenticeship you will become a full-time permanent employee.
  • Working towards becoming an Assistant Engineer. 

Desired skills and personal qualities

  • Use appropriate scientific, technical or engineering principles
  • Identify tasks and organise resources to complete them effectively
  • Understand the safety implications of the role
  • Understand the principles of sustainable development and apply them in work
  • Communicate effectively with others, at all levels, in English
  • Demonstrate personal and social skills
  • Demonstrate awareness of diversity and inclusion
  • Understand the ethical issues that may arise in their role and carry out their responsibilities in an ethical manner
  • Carry out and record the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) necessary to maintain and enhance competence in their own area of practice.
  • Behave in a pleasant and courteous manner at all times
  • Have the ability to work calmly under pressure
  • Be disciplined and well organised in your work
  • Carry out tasks and duties assigned in a positive and efficient manner
  • Promote and respect the principles of confidentiality
  • Comply with the company’s policies and procedures and operate within the company controls and QMS
  • Act with honesty and integrity, maintaining the highest ethical standards while representing the company (both in and out of the workplace)
  • Be an effective participant during meetings and discussions


You must be enrolled on a Level 3 Apprenticeship.

About the employer

Paul Basham Associates was founded in 2009 by Paul Basham, a professional transport planning consultant with over 20 years’ experience. The company has matured over time and is working across the UK with offices located in the Southern, Central and Eastern regions.

Our staff have a wealth of experience of working with both the public and private sectors, from development feasibility through to detailed highway design. Our clients include landowners, developers, house builders, local planning and highway authorities, and housing associations. Please visit our case study pages to learn more about specific projects that we have worked on.


We have two opportunities available, one in each of the following locations:

  • The Bothy, Cams Hall Estate, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 8UT
  • Welborne Site Office, Unit 23 Dean Farm Estate, Wickham Road, Fareham, Hampshire, PO17 5BN

Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Civil Engineering for Technicians (Level 3)

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