Amey launches civil engineering degree apprenticeship programme

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Amey Consulting has welcomed its first students to the civil engineer degree apprenticeship (CEDA) programme, working in partnership with The School of Energy, Construction and Environment (ECE)

The programme will help bring new talent into the industry, support the skills gap, encourage diversity, and foster local skills in regional areas.

The programme, delivered over 5 years, gives the apprentices access to Coventry University’s Laboratories to work on materials, structures, hydraulics, geotechnics, and a simulation centre (the only one of its type in the UK, and one of only three globally) where a ‘virtual’ construction site will help prepare them for the workplace. 

The degree includes practical work experience, delivering engineering solutions in a team. 

The degree apprentices will practice in Amey’s highways design business, working on major engineering schemes across England, completing work-based assignments on the projects they are involved in.  

These schemes are an integral part of Amey’s commitment to drive innovation in employment practices, striving for greater inclusion within the workplace and its commitment to the 5% club pledge of hiring more apprentices

Utilising knowledge and skills

Apprentice, Esha Malhi, recommended the scheme as: A brilliant opportunity to learn the theoretical side of engineering and have ‘hands on’ experience.

“My time at university has been exciting; I’ve had the chance to connect with the other apprentices and develop my problem-solving and practical skills throughout the modules. I’m looking forward to utilising the knowledge and skills I’ve enhanced during my time at university, in the office.” 

Rodney Moffett, Amey Consulting’s highways and property business director, said: “Launching the fully-funded civil engineer degree apprenticeship gives the apprentices an opportunity to graduate with a BEng HONS degree in civil engineering as well as work towards incorporated engineer (IEng) and chartered engineer (CEng) status.

“I’m looking forward to working with the degree apprentices as they begin their careers across Consulting’s Highways’ business, gaining valuable and practical work experience.  

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