Published: 11th JUNE 2021

Apprentice Engineering Technician

Our London office is a one of a kind environment to work in, offering opportunities to be creative, learn new skills and work on diverse projects.

  • Contract: Fixed term 31 August 2021 – 30 August 2024
  • Location: Based in London, with some home working
  • Up to 30 hours per week working, plus 7.5 hours per week in college
  • £22,706 per annum pro rata (including London Weighting allowance of £3,995 per annum)
  • Closing date: 11pm on 04 July 2021
  • Reference: SUS3245

About the role

Are you looking to start a career in Civil engineering? Are you passionate about sustainability? This could be the role for you!

Our London office is a one of a kind environment to work in, offering opportunities to be creative, learn new skills and work on diverse projects.

The main part of your job will be supporting a team of Engineers, Urban Designers and Landscape Architects, gaining the skills and experience that will help you establish yourself in the world of engineering and active travel.

You will work towards achieving Engineering Technician membership with the Institution of Civil Engineers at the end of the apprenticeship, studying towards an Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Civil Engineering for Technicians (ICE).

You will become familiar with guidance documents and learn how to use design software such as AutoCAD, Civil 3D, SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator and GIS.


About you

You love to work collaboratively and learn on the job. You have a keen interest in all areas of engineering, infrastructure design and active travel.

You want to develop new skills and have the freedom to express yourself creatively.

London is one of the most diverse cities in Europe and contains a multitude of cultures and many different experiences of navigating spaces. You will bring your understanding of or lived experience of diversity to help us deliver streets that work for everyone.

The college course that accompanies the apprenticeship requires a Maths grade 6 or above (equivalent to GCSE A* - B or Scottish Standard Grade 1 - 2).

If this sounds like you, this is a fantastic opportunity to join a team of people who really enjoy working together and value the contribution and expertise each individual brings to the team.

Apply today and start your journey with Sustrans!



Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 11pm on 4 July 2021. Interviews will take place in the week commencing 12 July 2021.

Should Sustrans receive an overwhelming number of applications for this vacancy, the decision may be taken to close it earlier than the advertised closing date, so please ensure your application is submitted as soon as possible.

To apply, please complete our online application form. 

Work perks


  • 26 days leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working.
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff).
  • Staff volunteer days.
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service.
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes.


  • Group Personal Pension Scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans.
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans.
  • Discount benefits.


  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay.
  • Flexible Working practices (full-time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday).

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.

We welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, particularly where we are under-represented.

Currently, this includes people who identify as having a disability, and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.


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