- EmployerUniversity of Birmingham
- Job typeDegree Apprenticeships
- LocationWest Midlands
The University of Birmingham is one of the UK’s leading centres for research, education, and professional development in geotechnical engineering. We deliver world-class research and teaching from our cutting-edge facilities, including the new National Buried Infrastructure Facility, allowing us to continue to expand our portfolio of high-quality education programmes.
Our close relationship with all branches of the geotechnical engineering community ensures that our research and teaching draws on and utilises real-world solutions to solve complex geotechnical engineering problems.
The Geotechnical Engineer Level 7 Degree Apprenticeship provides apprentices with a broad understanding of how to model and analyse the ground in relation to natural and engineering processes. The apprenticeship focuses on essential aspects of the subject, such as: physical, chemical and mechanical properties of soils and rocks; ground investigation; field and laboratory testing; engineering geology and site investigation; analysis, design and construction of foundations, retaining walls, tunnels, embankments and slopes including methods of ground reinforcement and improvement.
Importantly, the apprenticeship also provides learners with a deep and robust understanding of pioneering approaches to managing geotechnical works and the risks associated with these. Through this, learners will develop the key skills required to become a successful geotechnical engineer in the workplace.