Apprentice Civil Engineer (Edinburgh)

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The Opportunity

Calling all Dreamers, Doers and Game Changers…

Have you ever thought about the world around you? The streets we walk down, the bridges we cross and the buildings that surround us, all started as a concept that has been built into reality. As a global design and engineering consultancy, we help connect the dots that shape our everyday life. 

At Stantec, our mission is to design with community in mind. To do this, we need your curiosity, imagination, and passion to help design the face of the future, transforming the way we live by creating sustainable solutions for generations to come.

Our apprenticeship programme is designed for those who are passionate to continue learning, yet keen to kickstart their career and earn a living - who said you can’t have both? We give you the ultimate platform to build the foundations of your career in your chosen discipline. Not only will you be supported to develop your technical skills, but you will also increase your exposure on real projects from start to finish. The benefit of taking an apprenticeship with Stantec is that our career development framework is designed to develop softer skills as well as complement your studies, taking you one step closer to becoming professionally chartered. The best part is your professional qualifications are fully funded by us.

 The role

This opportunity is suited to school leavers who have completed their Scottish Highers and are looking for a degree level apprenticeship, starting in summer/ autumn 2023. 

In this role you will be working within our Water division in Edinburgh. You will work alongside a diverse and highly skilled team of Water Engineers and Modellers. You will learn how to use relevant software and programs such as Computer Aided Design (CAD) to produce drawings for infrastructure projects that develop a better way of how we obtain, clean, and distribute water for our communities. Water is one of our most precious natural assets, our work is key to help provide innovative sustainable solutions that balances our environmental impact.

In addition, you can help on UK wide projects, working on some of the largest, most iconic infrastructure water projects in the UK. We’re one team, we help each other out – whether you’re based in Scotland, the South of England, Ireland – we work together.    

Our apprenticeships allow you to learn whilst you earn as you study for an academic qualification. You’ll get the chance to expand your knowledge by attending the university one day a week on day release, whilst simultaneously learning from our industry experts on the job, allowing you to combine your learning with invaluable experience.

About you

For our apprenticeships no previous experience is required If you are self-motivated, proactive, and eager to learn then this could be for you.


  •  For a degree level apprenticeship, you will need to have obtained or be on track for 4 Highers (minimum B grades) including Maths or equivalent qualifications.

We also look for:

  • Someone who is inquisitive, with an interest in problem solving for continuous improvement
  • Someone who is proactive and passionate for getting involved
  • Someone who is analytical and has good attention to detail
  • Someone who can demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills to present information in speech, drawings, and reports
 We know that the friendly and collaborative culture at Stantec is something we are proud of, but we have many other reasons for you to be excited about joining us.  We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, industry leading training, agile and flexible working arrangements, great projects, and lots more.

Stantec is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We appreciate and celebrate differences and believe an open and diverse workforce benefits our employees and customers. 

Our Apprentice application process is as follows: 
Step 1. Online Application 
Step 2. Telephone interview and Aptitude Tests
Step 3. Face to Face Interview 
Step 4. Offer

For further details on our application process, please visit Apprentice Application FAQ (

EDI + Reasonable Adjustments

At Stantec we are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is accessible to all so that every applicant has a fair opportunity. During any stage of the application process, we are happy to make any adjustments that may support you if required. Please contact a member of our talent team if reasonable adjustments are required. Our email is Careers.UK&[email protected] and a member of our team will be happy to assist.

About Stantec

With 25,000 talented professionals internationally, Stantec has a strong reputation for its work with public and private sector clients on a diverse range of high-profile infrastructure and development projects.

The friendly and collaborative culture at Stantec is something we are proud of, and we have many other reasons for you to be excited about joining us. We offer a competitive salary, agile and flexible working arrangements, industry leading training, great projects and lots more!

Would you like to be a part of an emerging talent team of NCE Graduates of the year and shortlisted apprentice and degree apprentices of the year (NCE -Graduate and Apprentice Award Winners 2021), then Stantec could be a great fit for you !

At Stantec we are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is accessible to all.  If you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process then please inform a member of our Talent Acquisition team.

Land Aid

Every year we remove single-use plastics from our graduate and apprentice recruitment campaigns and instead using our budget in a more globally responsible way.  This year we have decided to partner with LandAid.

In 2019/20, an estimated 120,000 young people asked for help from their local council because they were homeless or at risk of homelessness.

It’s a problem that LandAid are here to help tackle.

As the Property Industry Charity, LandAid unite over 200 organisations from across the sector, working together to bring an end to youth homelessness.

As a Charitable Trust, they distribute funding to frontline charities supporting the young and homeless – and primarily fund capital projects, such as renovating homes and building bedspaces.

We have seen the incredible impact that can happen when the industry unites and so Stantec are proud to be working alongside LandAid this year.

Together, we can end youth homelessness.

To find out more about LandAid and the amazing work they’re doing please click go to

Inclusion & Diversity

At Stantec, we create opportunity by inviting, embracing, and celebrating differences. This goal remains at the heart of our efforts to champion inclusion and diversity throughout our organisation. To achieve that goal, we must continue to build an inclusive workplace that empowers and inspires but also attracts and nurtures the very best talent from all over the world.
We champion inclusion for two reasons. First, because it’s the right thing to do; everyone deserves the freedom to bring their whole selves to work without fear of judgement or discrimination. And second, because an inclusive workplace culture attracts and invites the full spectrum of talent into the organisation.
At Stantec we have various Employee Resource groups (ERG’s), these groups create a safe space for employees to discuss the issues surrounding personal experiences and encourage all employees to be their true self!

Some of our ERG’s include Neurodiversity Employee Resource Group, [email protected] and [email protected] For more information on our ERG’s and Stantec UK Inclusion & Diversity approach please go to

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