Are you interested in becoming a civil engineer? Or perhaps you are a business owner looking to hire in-house civil engineers? No matter your reasons for requiring civil engineers, have you ever considered building civil engineers in-house through apprenticeships?
At Ivy Resource Group, we specialise in civil engineering recruitment, both helping trades candidates find jobs, and helping trade employers find suitable candidates.
So, how can you build civil engineers in-house?
In this blog, we will explore exactly how this is possible through apprenticeships, what they are and their benefits, as well as how Ivy Resource Group can help with civil engineering recruitment.
What are Apprenticeships?
Apprenticeships are essentially paid jobs (usually the apprenticeship minimum wage) that combine practical training with study. In particular, apprentices will find themselves learning on the job and working towards a qualification at the same time. Apprenticeships typically last between 2 to 5 years, depending on the discipline and type of apprenticeship.
As an apprentice, you can expect to be working 80% of the time, and spending the rest learning. How you spend your time learning can depend on the type of scheme you are enrolled in and where you are doing it. As a result, this means that not all civil engineering apprenticeships are the same.
Employers may have specific grades and/or experience/qualities for their desired candidate, but candidates have the option of starting at the apprenticeship level that is most suitable for their stage of learning.
Benefits of Apprenticeships
Civil engineering apprenticeships can be especially valuable both for candidates and employers. In fact, here are several advantages that candidates can reap:
Gain hands-on experience in a professional environment with mentors/learning aids
Earn money whilst working and learning at the same time
Gain qualifications that are industry-recognised; candidates who may not want to do A-levels or obtain a university degree can work towards qualifications that are equivalent
Building rapports and relationships with those with industry experience and expertise; networking
Meanwhile, employers can also take advantage of benefits like:
Save money on civil engineering recruitment - upskilling your staff/apprentices can be more cost-effective than hiring new employees
Addresses skills shortages - helping apprentices develop the skills that they need to succeed in their particular field helps to address the skills shortage in that sector, driving overall business success and productivity
Builds a valuable workforce - entry points for apprentices include school leavers, graduates, and even career changers, meaning that you are cultivating a highly skilled and valuable workforce that come with a number of experience, knowledge and skills
Attracts top talent - industry-specific qualifications are important and attracts driven and ambitious candidates
Find a Job/Candidate in the Construction Industry with Ivy Resource Group
As you can see, there is certainly value to building civil engineers in-house through apprenticeships or simply upskilling your workforce. Ivy Resource Group is dedicated to sourcing quality candidates for civil engineering roles, ensuring that both the candidate’s and employer’s needs are met.
If you are interested in enhancing your civil engineering recruitment process - regardless of whether you are an employer or a candidate, get in touch with us today.