Geotechnical engineer apprenticeship

Understand, model and analyse the ground in relation to natural and engineering processes

During the geotechnical engineer apprenticeship you’ll specify and manage ground investigations (both desk studies and intrusive investigation on site) creating detailed ground models and analysing the response of the ground to loading. This could include man-made structures, engineering activities such as railway cuttings and natural processes such as erosion. You’ll manage teams and work with a range of stakeholders. You’ll be responsible for managing ground engineering projects in relation to sustainability, risk, cost, programme, resources, health, safety and environment. You may work within an office, on site or split your time between both of them as you undertake your duties in a professional and ethical manner.


Duration: 30 months

Relevant school subjects: Geography, science, engineering, maths

Entry requirements for the geotechnical engineer apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely an honours degree in a relevant subject such as engineering, science, geoscience or maths.

Achievement upon completion: Level 7 (Higher)—equivalent to a master’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £30,000 per annum

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