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Grass Routes Apprenticeship Programme

MGF are proud to support apprentices

Supporting apprenticeships across the local community, MGF are committed to developing the next generation of technical experts within the business. Using the Grass Routes Apprenticeship Programme, MGF have developed a pathway to grow engineering talent from the ground up.

What is Civil Engineering?

Oliver Lee

Civil Engineering is everything you see that has been built around us. It is about roads and railways, schools, offices, hospitals, water, and power supply, including much more. The things we take for granted but would find life very hard to live without. Civil engineers help make our villages, towns, and cities habitable for the people that live there. They design, create, and connect the world for all our convenience. Civil engineers cover a huge range of roles across a multitude of disciplines within engineering. Civil engineers come from all different backgrounds, but they all spend years training, learning, and getting qualifications.

You can work on site, planning, managing, and constructing projects, or you can take a design role, where you develop solutions to enable safe structures and infrastructure to be built. Throughout your career it’s likely you will be involved with both.

What is the Grass Routes Apprenticeship Programme?

The Grass Routes Apprenticeship Programme is a fully funded career route that is offered to school leavers (Year 11’s and Year 13’s). The apprenticeship route will develop the necessary skills and experience, to help achieve a successful career in Civil Engineering.

The apprenticeship route encompasses the highest level of education whilst incorporating hands on work experience. Therefore, working and learning in parallel to gain maximum knowledge and experience.

Luke Stephen

You will join our busy engineering team as a ‘Trainee Apprentice Engineer.’ Throughout the initial 12 months of your journey, you will gain a deeper understanding of how a large Civil Engineering business operates. You will commence your studies at a top College or University based in the North West for up to one day a week, providing you with academic knowledge to support you in your current and future roles. As you progress, we will look to introduce more responsibility, encouraging confidence and ability to thrive. This academic course will be a three-year duration and is considered as a foundation stage course, similar to A levels, that will directly lead onto an Honours degree programme in Civil Engineering.

What are the benefits?

  • BTEC Level 3 in Civil Engineering (Equivalent of A levels)
  • Following completion of your BTEC, you will have gained academic entry to apply for Technician membership (EngTech MICE) registration with world leading Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • BEng (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering at a UK top University
  • Following completion of your bachelor’s degree, you will have gained academic entry to apply for Incorporated membership (IEng MICE) registration with ICE

Following successful completion of the programme, you will be encouraged to continue your development and learning, with an ultimate aim of becoming a qualified Chartered Civil Engineer with the ICE (CEng MICE).  This is the highest rank the UK Engineering Council can award and is deemed the gold standard around the world for Civil Engineering professionals.

What do you need?

You will need passion, drive and commitment to achieve your academic and professional qualifications, and the willingness to challenge yourself to help develop the necessary skills and attributes of a Professional Civil Engineer.

To be considered for the Grass Routes Apprenticeship Programme you will need to have achieved at least 5 GCSE’s at Grades 9 – 4 including Maths, English and Science or their equivalent.

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