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Civil/Structural Engineer Apprenticeship

Experience & qualifications:

For this role we will be looking for a level 6 apprenticeship and we will expect the individual to have the following:

  • have A levels typically at B,B,B or a relevant BTEC qualification Merit or above.
  • You will need to have achieved a B at Maths GCSE or studied Maths at A level.
  • Have a passion for problem solving
  • Be interested in construction, engineering and the latest technology
  • Work experience (desirable)
  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • Driving Licence (desirable)

Job specification:

This is a full-time apprenticeship opportunity to work with the McAlpine Design Group starting with SRM in September 2021. The role will sit within our Nuclear team based in Knutsford.

Why join us?

Across the country, you’ll find iconic landmarks built by Sir Robert McAlpine. Cornwall’s Eden Project, the National Stadium in Wales, Birmingham’s Bull Ring, London’s Emirates Stadium.

By joining us now, you can play your part in delivering the next generation of outstanding projects that will continue our 150-year legacy. Our family-owned business is where to achieve more from your career by proudly building Britain’s future heritage with us.

The Nuclear team of McAlpine Design Group provide a variety of innovative cost-effective solutions to our clients. We have over 50 years of continuous experience engaged in the safe design of buildings for the UK fleet of commercially operated nuclear power stations. We provide services to the nuclear sector in three key areas: Civil & Structural Design, Structural Analysis and Structural Integrity Assessment

Day to day responsibilities:

The Civil Engineer role in the nuclear team should be working towards achieving the skills, knowledge and experience to perform a Graduate Design Engineer role. Ideally, we are looking for someone with an interest in the nuclear energy sector and developing relevant civil engineering design skills.

Within this role you will work with the team to work towards the following responsibilities

  • Prepare designs in accordance with McAlpine Design Group Quality Assurance Procedures
  • Provide buildability support on structural design solutions carried out by external consultants.
  • Liaise with CAD technicians.
  • Collaborate with other disciplines, either internally or externally depending on the project and expertise of the individual.
  • Be willing to follow instruction, but confident enough to ask for explanation if required.


  • 25 Days Holiday
  • Buy / Sell up to 5 Days
  • Birthday Day Off
  • Enhanced Family Leave
  • SRM Pension Scheme
  • Retail and Trade Discounts
  • Professional Memberships
  • 24 Hour Digital GP Service
  • Service Related Holiday
  • 4 Volunteering Days
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Degree Apprenticeship
Engineering and Manufacturing, Property and Construction
Knutsford (Cheshire )


We are a family-owned building and civil engineering company established since 1869. We design, develop, build and preserve some of Britain’s most iconic buildings. We shape towns, cities, and landscapes and put the local community at the heart of everything we do. If there’s one reason for our enduring success over the last 150 years it is the quality of our people. They embody the commitment to technical excellence, client service and exemplary project delivery that make us the company we are. Our people want to be the best, delivering the exceptional time and again. It’s the aspiration to become Britain’s Best Builder that unites us all and it’s the reason we’ve worked on some of Britain’s most iconic buildings and projects.