Digital Construction Roles
We employ and support Digital Construction Assistants from level 3 and above. Our apprentices learn at college and gain vital workplace experience on industry placement(s) in the Construction industry and wider Built Environment.
Key skills we look for – Design / Analytical / Attention to detail / Collaborative / Advanced computer user – ideally CAD or similar experience / Coordinator / Environmental awareness / Health & safety awareness / Interpersonal / Project management / Risk awareness / Teamplayer / Understanding of client requirements / Verbal communication / Written communication.
Discover more about apprenticeships and careers on our Why Construction? page.
Digital Engineering Technician
- Level 3 Apprenticeship – Digital Engineering Technician
- Published duration – 36 months (plus End Point Assessment).
- Entry Requirements – typically five GCSEs incl. Maths, English, a Science (or a relevant Level 2 Apprenticeship).
- As an apprentice – you may be eligible for:
- Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) – student membership
- Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) – student membership
- Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers – student membership
- Institution of Engineering and Technology – student membership
- Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists – student membership
- Part-qualified apprentices will achieve level 3 diplomas in Construction and Design. Read more here.
- On completion – you may be eligible to apply for:
- EngTech MICE – Engineering Technician status with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
- CIOB – a pathway to Membership of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
- EngTech LCIBSE – Licentiate member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
- IET – Associate membership of the Institution of Engineering and Technology
- ACIAT– Associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists
- Future Careers– Read more on our Why Construction? page
- Apprenticeship Training – Most training is on day-release to college in term-time, but colleges sometimes deliver apprenticeship training on a block-release basis. This means the apprentice will be staying away from home for a few days, but the accommodation is usually provided by the college, and we take care to ensure that under 18s are only placed in secure lodgings. We also pay our apprentices to go to college, we cover travel costs and, if necessary, accommodation when staying away.
- Prior Learning – Where an apprentice has previously completed a relevant diploma or apprenticeship, the college may decide they have sufficient knowledge to undertake their apprenticeship in less time. This will be assessed at the outset.
- Gateway– This is the point when an apprentice is deemed ready to start their End Point Assessment (EPA), having completed their mandatory training (at college), their maths and English (if required), and achieved any specified qualifications (e.g., HNC). The decision to have reached Gateway is made by Shared Apprenticeships (employer) in discussion with the college and by the nominated End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO). Only apprentices who have reached Gateway can progress to their End-Point Assessment.
- End-Point Assessment (EPA)– This is an impartial assessment which takes place over a period of weeks and months towards the end of an apprenticeship. EPAs can vary, but typically include an observation in the workplace, practical and written tests, a project, a presentation, and an interview. The EPA is an independent assessment to prove whether the apprentice is occupationally competent and able to demonstrate the duties, knowledge, skills, and behaviours (KSBs) set out in the Apprenticeship Standard. All apprentices must pass their EPA to complete their apprenticeship. Read more here.
- End-Point Assessment Plan (EPAP) – This describes how the apprentice should be assessed – e.g., a practical test; a project; a multiple choice test. We work with the host company, college and professional body where relevant to ensure that our apprentices have time to prepare.
- End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO)– End-Point Assessment Organisations (EPAOs) are independent bodies which conduct EPAs. They are separate from the employer and training provider to ensure that the EPA remains impartial. EPAOs ensure that all apprentices following the same Apprenticeship Standard are assessed consistently.
- Completion Certificate – Once all elements of the apprenticeship and EPA have been completed, the apprentice will receive an apprenticeship certificate. For some apprentices, passing their EPA and completing the apprenticeship may also lead to letters after their name and professional recognition from an authorised body.