Barnsley is changing and with a recently adopted Local Plan aimed at preserving what is special about the borough whilst also providing significant economic and housing growth opportunities, now is a great time to be joining our forward-thinking and dynamic Planning & Building Control Service. The Local Plan identifies a number of large-scale urban extensions, the likes of which have not been seen in the borough for generations. The borough also sits at the heart of Transport for the North’s Southern Pennines Corridor where a number of major transport infrastructure projects are anticipated, including HS2, Northern Powerhouse Rail and potential strategic highway improvements. In readiness for this, we are restructuring the service to focus on maximising these opportunities to create fantastic, sustainable and resilient places which we will all be proud to have played our part in delivering.
With significant national infrastructure projects on the horizon, now is a great time to join a Local Authority with a growth agenda that is willing to support three ambitious and dedicated apprentices in gaining degrees in Civil Engineering.
By choosing a degree apprenticeship you can earn a competitive full time wage whist studying for your degree, with the Council covering the cost of your university fees. You can also increase your skills and knowledge by working on a wide variety of projects, giving you the opportunity to reach higher earning potential, whilst enjoying a debt-free university education.
A degree apprenticeship is therefore a great option if you want to study to improve your career prospects whilst progressing professionally, as the programme is flexible will complement the tasks you are responsible for at work.
You’ll gain experience working alongside industry experts and receive regular support from a workplace mentor and a tutor from the university. You are also entitled to paid time off for study as well as all the benefits that come with being a student, such as teaching excellence, fantastic facilities and a full range of support services.
We are therefore looking for three candidates who are eligible to undertake a five year Degree Apprenticeship programme in Civil Engineering. This means you will have obtained GCSE Mathematics and English language at Grade 4 – 9 / C and above, plus one of the following:
- 96 UCAS points or equivalent required with at least 3 A levels gardes A*-C including mathematics and physical science or
- A level 3 apprenticeship as a Civil Engineering Technician and hold two distinctions for a BTEC National Diploma in Civil Engineering or related studies.
Successful candidates will also have experience of working successfully as part of a team and should will possess good communication, negotiation, organisation and inter-personal skills.