Amey Consulting has welcomed its first cohort of students to the Civil Engineer Degree Apprenticeship (CEDA) programme. Working in partnership with The School of Energy, Construction and Environment (ECE) at Coventry University, the programme will help bring new talent into the industry, support the skills gap, encourage diversity, and foster local skills in regional areas.
The programme, delivered over 5 years, gives the apprentices access to Coventry University’s Laboratories to work on materials, structures, hydraulics, geotechnics, and a simulation centre (the only one of its type in the UK, and one of only three globally) where a ‘virtual’ construction site will help prepare them for the workplace.
Esha Malhi, an Apprentice, said: “A brilliant opportunity to learn the theoretical side of engineering and gain exposure to the ‘hands-on’ side. My time at university has been exciting; I’ve had the chance to connect with the other apprentices and develop my problem-solving and practical skills throughout the modules. I’m looking forward to utilising the knowledge and skills I’ve enhanced during my time at university, in the office.”
In September Amey Consulting will be welcoming a further twelve Rail Degree apprentices, along with five Environmental Practitioner apprentices and three Data Science apprentices – both ‘firsts’ for Amey Consulting.
These schemes are an integral part of Amey’s commitment to drive innovation in employment practices, striving for greater inclusion within the workplace and its commitment to the 5% club pledge of hiring more apprentices.
For more information about the programmes and how to apply, click HERE