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Trainee Urban Traffic Control Engineer

Reference: SEP20203791
Expiry date: 23:00, 27 September 2020
Location: Manchester
Salary: £18,240 Per Annum
Benefits: Free rail or Metrolink travel to/from work within Greater Manchester and free bus travel within Greater Manchester.
Attachments: UTCApprenticeshipInformation2.docx

Do you want to study for a degree in Civil Engineering whilst being paid and gaining a breadth of work experience? Are you keen, enthusiastic and a logical thinker? Do you have a passion for analytical work and problem solving?

Greater Manchester is evolving, embarking on an exciting period of transition with a growing population and economy.  Travel is central to providing new connectivity and we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to revolutionise the way we all get around.  Would you be excited to be part of it?

At Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) we design, operate and maintain the largest number of traffic signals outside London.  With such a large number of signals in the conurbation there is opportunity to gain experience and utilise a huge range of traditional and innovative solutions to help make travel easier and ensure people and goods can get to where they need to be in a timely and reliable manner.

We are seeking a Trainee Urban Traffic Control Engineer to complete a five-year degree apprenticeship, during which you will be working within our design, delivery and operations teams, gaining valuable experience across the organisation. You will be provided with ongoing support from the team whilst you work from home due to the current situation. In addition, you will study with the University of Bolton to achieve a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering completing a blend of both online and on campus learning. To find out more about the role and what you would get involved in please read the attached information document.

You will have the following qualifications to allow entry on the BEng Civil Engineering degree course:

  • 104 UCAS points
  • 3 A levels at grade BCC or above - subjects must include Mathematics and at least one science subject or equivalent levels of qualifications e.g. a BTEC qualification
  • Five GCSE’s at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent) including English, Mathematics and Science

In line with the apprenticeship guidelines, to be eligible for this apprenticeship any previous qualifications you have cannot be similar or the same to the qualification you would achieve from this apprenticeship.

You will be keen and enthusiastic with a willingness to learn and have the ability to engage with people at all levels and work within a team you will also be highly motivated, reliable and proactive with the ability to manage your responsibilities for both work and study. It is anticipated that you will enrol onto the degree apprenticeship in January 2021.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity and meet some of our Highways team, come and join us at our Live Recruitment Event on Tuesday 22nd September at 12:30pm. You can find out more information about this and register your attendance via the below link - please copy and paste the link into your search bar;

In return, as well as a competitive salary, we also offer a range of fantastic benefits, such as:

  • Free Rail or Metrolink travel to and from work within the Greater Manchester boundary
  • Free bus travel within Greater Manchester
  • 27 days holiday per annum
  • Access to the local government pension scheme

At TfGM we encourage candidates to discuss flexible working options at any stage of the recruitment process.

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation.  We are actively building a diverse workforce and want to create an inclusive environment as we recognise the importance of our workforce reflecting the communities we serve.

You can find out more about TfGM on our careers page and apply for this role by following the below link;

If you believe you would be successful within this role and have a desire to join a forward-thinking organisation we’d really like to hear from you!