Civil Engineer

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in Virgin Media’s Project Lightning and learn what makes our network so special from the experts who shaped it!

Our Civil Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme welcomes both women and men to gain practical experience throughout our engineering operations. You’ll become our ‘go-to person’ for civil engineering issues across our groundbreaking business.

All our Apprenticeship Schemes are offered on permanent contracts. And, around 90% of apprentices stay on with us – while others will have gathered transferable skills that are sought after elsewhere.

Let’s talk about what you’ll be doing…

With heartfelt support from your scheme mentor and other workmates, you’ll learn all about design, technical specifications, health and safety, best practice techniques for ground works, and how to mediate a wide range of matters between various business divisions.

It’s a wonderful opportunity to play a key role in Project Lightning, which is devoted to expanding our super-charged network to reach more homes and businesses across the country.

You will also be acting as the main support network for our grounds work staff, helping supervise and co-ordinate a range of build and projects on site. And, you’ll gain hands-on understanding of associated street works and communications industry legislation.

How are you going to get there?

Passion and determination are essential, especially as this scheme can last up to 36 months! You’ll also need to be super organised, self-motivated and pro-active – with a full driving license to travel between sites.

We’ll expect you to have at least five GCSEs, including Maths (Grade B), English and Science (Grades C+/4-9) or equivalent, although we’re just as interested in what makes people want to join one of the UK’s most forward thinking and fun-loving companies.

So, what can we do for you?

With us making the biggest investment (£3bn) in the UK’s digital infrastructure for over a decade, this is an exciting time to be joining Virgin Media.

During our award-winning schemes, you’ll gain all the experience and exposure to our leading business practices that you’ll need to kick start an exciting career at Virgin Media – and we’ll pay you a decent salary with amazing benefits too!

At Virgin Media we’re committed to nurturing an inclusive culture, which includes a long-term vision of achieving 50/50 gender parity by 2025. It’s super-important for us to reflect equality and diversity in our workforce, especially for STEM* based subjects – and that’s why we’re encouraging women as much as men to come and hone their technical skills with us.

We are looking for talented people with an interest in build works, a caring affection for health and safety, and a creative and curious mind that a devil for the small details.

Join Virgin Media… Come and be a part of something special!

(*STEM based subjects are those that fall under Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths disciplines)

Apprenticeship: Level 3
Duration: 36 months
Location: Nationwide
Requirements: 5 GCSEs, including Maths (Grade B), English and Science (Grade C or above, Grade 4-9) or equivalent. Full driving license.
Salary: £18,000 + salary progression based on performance + amazing benefits

Applications for our 2021 Civil Engineering Apprenticeship are not yet open, for now you can register your interest here and we will be in touch to remind you when it’s time to begin your application.


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