Construction and the Built Environment
What's Construction and the Built Environment like?
Whether you’re working on site or behind a drawing board, in construction you'll shape and build the world. This Graduate Apprenticeship opens the way to a broad range of jobs in this exciting sector, such as:
building services engineer
We've worked with employers, college and universities to create this qualification. So you'll gain the skills, knowledge and understanding that the industry expects from a graduate.
If you’re a practical thinker with a knack for technical processes, this industry could be your perfect match.
You'll gain a Graduate Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 10. When you complete it you'll achieve the following qualification(s):
BSc or BEng (Honours) degree in Construction and the Built Environment at SCQF Level 10
A Graduate Apprenticeship is about much more than getting a degree. Because it’s work-based, you’ll also gain a whole range of useful experience and skills such as:
project and delivery management
valuation of land and property
understanding the principles of design and technology
understanding and applying laws, standards and regulations
business concepts such as data management, finance and strategies
working solo and in a team on solutions in construction and the built environment
understanding negotiation, effective work habits, leadership and communication
health and safety, welfare, environment and quality issues
professional and ethical conduct
The key content areas which make up the Construction and the Built Environment Graduate Level Apprenticeship:
Design and technology
Project and delivery management
Personal and interpersonal
Your Graduate Apprenticeship will also help you to develop meta-skills. Employers value these skills, which include:
working with others
These skills are crucial for your future life and career as they help you to:
cope and excel during change
collaborate with others
You could find employment in areas such as:
construction buying and procurement
estimating and tendering
planning and development
Entry requirements for Graduate Apprenticeships vary by course and institution.
Each vacancy advert tells you what qualifications you need to start the apprenticeship. Or you can contact the university for guidance on entry requirements.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll study at university about 1 day a week. When you complete the apprenticeship you’ll have achieved an honours degree.
How long will it take?
This is a Graduate Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 10 (Honours degree level) and will take up to 4 years to complete.
You might complete the apprenticeship in a shorter time. That’s because you might have prior learning or experience that can be taken into consideration. This means you don’t have to repeat some parts of the qualification.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.