We understand that the traditional academic route to a construction career is not for everyone so we support alternative learning approaches through apprenticeships.
BUILD YOUR CAREER
You may be about to leave school, have already found that full-time college isn’t right for you or you have been employed and are settling on your career; whatever your circumstances, if you’re passionate and ready to learn while you work as part of a talented team, a Winvic apprenticeship might be what you’ve been looking for.
Our apprenticeship opportunities, are currently as follows:
Trainee Site Engineer
- Level 3: Construction National Foundation Diploma at Leicester College
- Level 5: Construction and the Built Environment Higher National Diploma (Civil Engineering) at Leicester College
Assistant Design Coordinator
- Level 5: Construction and the Built Environment Higher National Diploma (Construction Management) at Leicester College
- Level 5: Construction and the Built Environment Higher National Diploma (Electrical) at Leicester College
Trainee Quantity Surveyor
- Undergraduate Degree: BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management at Nottingham Trent University
Visit our blog to read about our current apprentices’ experiences.
HEAR WHAT OUR APPRENTICES HAVE TO SAY:
Name: Amber Toseland
Position: Trainee Quantity Surveyor
Held Role Since: April 2019
Currently studying: BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management Degree Apprenticeship
Describe Your Role: Essentially I take care of the money coming in for a project and how it is spent, but this involves a lot of liaison and negotiation along the way, from raising material and subcontractor orders, payments to subcontractors and payment applications to our clients. I also manage and prepare contracts and verify all measurements and quantities. I would say a QS has to be an organised person, outgoing and confident in talking to people and therefore sociable too. It’s interesting working for a main contractor because I see the process from all sides.
Advice for people wanting to join Winvic? I began my apprenticeship with a different company and I didn’t feel very supported. At Winvic I’m treated as an individual and moving forward in my career isn’t dependent on my studies, it’s very much about doing a good job too. It’s a down-to-earth environment where everyone is committed to doing things properly, so it’s important to be someone who isn’t afraid of a challenge and is dedicated to working hard.
Name: Jared Atkins
Position: Junior Site Engineer
Held Role Since: August 2018
Currently studying: HND Apprenticeship in Construction and the Built Environment on the Civil Engineering Pathway
Describe Your Role: It was challenging to walk on to an established site with no construction knowledge, but the opportunity for me to learn about engineering practices on varied schemes – from tall residential buildings to huge industrial warehouses – has been there for the taking. I’ve been able to safely and efficiently implement what I’ve learned in the classroom myself, not just watch others, and I’ve been given the responsibility to carry out tasks on my own. For example, I use GPS equipment to set out foundations and kerbing, calculate the correct amounts of cubed concrete required, analyse drawings and manipulate CAD.
Advice for people wanting to join Winvic? Don’t worry if you’re nervous, everyone is when they start. Every day I have become more confident within my job and I’ve learned to find the correct balance between my college work and my site role. The company is very supportive and speaking to people at all levels it is clear that Winvic rewards those who work hard and show promise.
To find out more about our current apprenticeship opportunities download our brochure or get in touch with our HR department to take the first step towards your new career with Winvic.