Due to an increasing forward workload, we are currently looking to appoint a Trainee Technician to join the ElginOffice. 

As a civil engineering apprentice technician in Fairhurst, you will work with a team of engineers and other professionals in the engineering consulting industry and will be involved in the drawing, development and design of a wide range of civil engineering works. This will typically include New Build and Alterations to a variety Commercial and Public Buildings, Single Build Architect designed Houses , and also include drainage design and details.

The Modern Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering will run over a three-year period during which time you will undertake a supervised programme of training and college day release which can lead to Technician (EngTech) Membership of the Institution of Civil Engineer (ICE).


As a civil engineering graduate apprentice, you will be working in a team of engineers and technicians supporting the delivery of design work associated with our major projects. Duties may include:

  • Attend off-site training programme leading to a recognised qualification
  • Assisting a team of engineers and technicians with the production of engineering drawings
  • production of 2D drawings using computer software
  • production of Autocad Models of our schemes
  • preparation and checking of simple engineering calculations
  • initial checking of own work
  • contributing to providing solutions to design problems
  • meeting agreed deadlines
  • attend and participate in company activities, presentations and workshops
  • keeping your training log up to date and attending training/Continuous Professional Development where appropriate
  • supporting the administration of projects.
  • You will be assigned a mentor within your team who you will work and liaise closely with you in your day-to-day work


You should be studying towards or have achieved:

  • A National 5 level grade C and above Mathematics (for entry to a 2 Year day release NC Civil Engineering course),
  • Or one pass at Higher Level C or above in Mathematics or Physics and a pass at National 5 Mathematics (for entry to a 2 Year day release HNC Civil Engineering course).
  • One pass at National 5 level Craft Design for Manufacture, Design for Manufacture, Graphic Design, Art or similar would also be beneficial but not essential
  • One pass at National 5 level English is also recommended.

To be a civil engineering technician you should have:

  • desire to work in an engineering office environment
  • willingness to achieve professional qualification e.g. EngTech
  • good numerical/mathematics skills
  • good literacy
  • good computing skills
  • ability to manage your own time and prioritise at busy times
  • adaptability
  • an interest in using computers for design work, calculations, and testing designs
  • ability to produce neat and accurate technical drawings
  • ability to think in a methodical way to design, plan and organise projects
  • a temperament that means you work well with other people
  • excellent communication skills within a team and externally
  • ability to present and explain the thought processes behind your own design work.

You should be able to demonstrate that you are:

  • enthusiastic
  • willing to learn
  • punctual
  • reliable
  • committed
  • self-motivated
  • well presented

To apply for this position, send your CV to recruitment@fairhurst.co.uk stating the position for which you are applying.