The Peterborough Evening Telegraph
Three new sponsors come onboard to support
An exciting range of awards are up for grabs to highlight the outstanding work done by our region’s apprentices, the support around them and the firms who employ them.
The Peterborough Telegraph wants to shout about the best in on-the-job training, and this year we are running our second Peterborough Telegraph Apprenticeship Awards.
These awards celebrate and recognise the hardworking individuals and organisations involved in apprenticeships, and how they shape our future.
We are keen to hear from the many businesses and individuals in our Region. Enter our awards here: www.peterboroughapprenticeshipawards.co.uk
These awards would not be possible without the support of our sponsors:
Headline Sponsor: Reach
Associate Sponsor: BGL
Main Higher Education Sponsor: Anglia Ruskin University Princebuild
We are very pleased to announce three new sponsors this week:
The first is: East of England Apprenticeships Ambassador Network who said: “We are a network of volun
teer employers and apprentices that love apprenticeships, so we look forward to seeing lots of inspiring entries.”
City College Peterborough and Cross Keys Homes have also agreed to sponsor these prestigious awards
Further information on the categories and criteria can be found here https://www.peterboroughapprenticeshipawards.co.uk/categories/
Sponsorship opportunities are still available - for information on how to get involved please contact Linda Pritchard on the email address: Linda.Pritchard@ jpimedia.co.uk or ring: 07837308942
This week the Peterborough Telegraph is looking at civil engineering apprenticeships and featuring a story about ARU student Pritam Bhojani . We asked him:
So, what is civil engineering? Civil engineering is everything you see that’s been built around us.
It’s about roads and railways, schools, offices, hospitals, water and power supply and much more. The kinds of things we take for granted but would find life very hard to live without. Civil engineers design, create and connect up the world around us. They help make our villages, towns and cities work for the people that live there.
What’s your take on the scope of the job? It sounds huge! In my view ‘civil engineer’ covers a huge range of jobs and all types of engineering. Civil engineers come from all different backgrounds but they all spend years training, learning and getting qualifications. Civil Engineering Apprenticeships allow you to work and be paid while getting a qualification. You’ll usually be directly employed by a civil engineering company.
So, what are the upsides and how do you get into civil engineering? You can build up technical skills and industry knowledge and your employer pays for your courses. Level 3 apprenticeships are equivalent to A-levels. You need at least five relevant GCSEs or equivalent including English, maths and science.
“Typically Level 3 apprenticeships means going to college for one day and work the rest of the week. Level 3 apprenticeships are an option for those moving into civil engineering at a later age although the entry requirements are the same.
“Government and industry in the UK are investing heavily in apprenticeships, including higher level qualifications up to degree level. They are a genuine alternative to a traditional full-time undergraduate degree and set to grow markedly over the next few years. A higher apprenticeship or degree apprenticeship involves working while studying for a level 4-6 qualification – usually a HNC, HND, foundation degree or part-time bachelor’s degree (BSc or BEng).
You should already have a Level 3 apprenticeship, a relevant BTEC or A-levels. Suggested UK Apprenticeships to consider include:
The Railway Engineering Design Technician Apprenticeship
The Civil Engineering Technician Apprenticeship
The Civil Engineer Degree Apprenticeship
The Construction Site Engineering Technician Apprenticeship
The Civil Engineer Site Manager Degree Apprenticeship
Apply for either an advanced apprenticeship or one of the new trailblazer apprenticeships. You can approach engineering companies direct for apprenticeship opportunities.