Apprenticeships with Costain

There are a wide range of Costain Apprenticeship roles available in many different departments and locations across the UK. Costain Apprenticeship roles are available in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Business Administration as well as many more.

In March 2018, Costain advertised for a wide variety of Apprenticeships in Berkshire, Kent, Gloucestershire, London, Manchester, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, and the West Midlands.

Costain has been improving the lives of people through infrastructure since 1865. The company has built airports, petrochemical plants, waste treatment works and schools – creating the building blocks of modern life and improving the quality of life of the people who use them.

Costain has been involved in constructing several iconic international landmarks, such as the new international airport in Hong Kong. This required shifting the equivalent of 367 Empire State Buildings as part of the earth-moving project. It also required 56,000 tonnes of explosives to level Chek Lap Kok Island.

Costain was also the lead contractor on the iconic Thames Barrier, which has been raised more than 80 times since the 1980s to prevent London being flooded. 51,000 tonnes of structural steelwork and 214,000 cubic metres of concrete were used to build this innovative flood defence system. The company was also involved in the construction of the Channel Tunnel and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, including the revitalisation of St Pancras Station to accept Eurostar trains.

Some of Costain’s more recent projects in the UK include the £400m redevelopment project at London Bridge Station, as well as the HS2 railway line linking London to the East Midlands. Costain is also constructing the 25km Thames Tideway Tunnel which will provide capture, storage and conveyance of almost all the combined raw sewage and rainwater discharges that currently overflow into the River Thames.

Thames Tideway Tunnel:

The River Thames is at the heart of London, but in recent years it has often been overlooked. Costain wants to help change all that. That is why the company is recruiting talented people to help deliver the ambition of re-invigorating a much under-used social, environmental and economic asset.

The Thames Tideway Tunnel is also one of the largest construction projects of its type in Europe. Main construction work on the tunnel started in 2016, but it will take up to seven years to complete. But it’s not just an engineering project, it’s about building a London that meets the needs of generations to come.

At the Greenwich site on Thames Tideway, Apprentices will be part of the team responsible for excavating the shaft and preparation works for the tunnelling phase. This will include the erection of a 17m high, structural steel framed acoustic enclosure that will contain two gantry cranes.

 

In addition to the Costain Apprenticeship roles summarised here, the company also offers a range of Graduate Jobs:

Costain Graduate Jobs

Roles Available with Costain

There are a wide range of Costain Apprenticeship roles available in various departments and locations throughout the UK. All of them take 3 years to complete, regardless of which Level. Here are some examples of Costain Apprenticeship roles available with the company:

  • Business Adminstrator
  • Civil Engineer
  • Digital Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Technician
  • Estimator
  • Lab Technician
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineer
  • Project Controls
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Safety Health and Environmental Management

Education Requirements for Costain

The Education Requirements for a Costain Apprenticeship will vary according to the specific role for which you are applying. Candidates should refer to the company’s website for details of specific Costain Apprenticeship roles currently available. However, here are some general guidelines:

  • 3 GCSEs, including Maths, English and ICT
    • Safety Health and Environmental Management
  • 5 GCSEs including Maths, Science and English
    • Business Adminstrator
    • Digital Engineer
    • Electrical Technician
    • Estimator
    • Lab Technician
    • Quality Assurance
    • Quantity Surveyor (Level 3)
  • 3 A levels at grade BBC, and 5 GCSEs including English and Maths
    • Civil Engineer
    • Electrical Engineer
    • Mechanical and Electrical Engineer
    • Quantity Surveyor (Level 6)
When can I apply for an apprenticeship at Costain?

The main intakes for the Costain Apprenticeship programme are during the summer months for a start at college in September. However, there are often other opportunities available throughout the year.

Therefore, candidates should visit the Costain Apprenticeship website for details of the current vacancies available.

To find out more about this Apprenticeship at Costain register now:

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