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Why Hoare Lea?
At Hoare Lea you feel part of a family. We ensure you receive the best training and development in the industry, in order to set you up for a bright future. We also know that it’s not until you experience working in a certain specialism or field that you know whether it’s for you. So we make sure all our apprentices get experience working on different projects, that way you can discover what suits you.
Joining our firm is the chance to play your part in the future of engineering design. Our projects span scales, styles, and geographies. We’re committed to sustainable design, innovation, and collaboration with forward-thinking clients. Straight away you’ll experience working on live projects.
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What are we looking for?
These days, engineering is a lot more than pipes and wires; we look at the building as a whole and are involved in every stage, from initial client discussions right through to construction and even the building’s ongoing performance. We collaborate with colleagues, architects and other construction professionals, playing a critical role in every building’s design.
What might you be doing?
As an apprentice, your day-to-day tasks will vary, as we’ll expose you to all aspects of our work so you can discover what suits you. You’ll learn how to produce detailed designs and drawings, use the latest computer modelling software, undertake site surveys, or research ground-breaking technologies. Communicating will span all of these, as we regularly liaise with project teams, meet clients or end users, and attend collaborative meetings.
Why does our work make a difference?
We play a major role in driving sustainable development. We help create some of the most innovative low-carbon buildings, pushing the limit on what’s possible. Our work covers almost every sector – from healthcare, residential and retail, to defence, arts & heritage and education – and includes exciting large-scale high-profile projects, such as Heathrow Airport T2A, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. We’re also a sociable and active bunch, and the firm regularly holds events such as inter-office sports competitions, sailing, pub quizzes, running events, nights out and much more!
You get: personalised benefits.
To reward your hard work and commitment we offer a competitive salary, as well as both ‘core’ and flexible benefits. These include:
- Private medical scheme
- 25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 with length of service
- Holiday buy and sell scheme
- Contributory pension scheme
- Active support towards further professional accreditation
- Flexible working hours
- Additional benefits of your choice
Your apprentice application process.
We’ve made applying for a graduate position with us as simple as possible:
- An online application with a CV, cover letter, and three questions.
Applications open at the start of March and close at the end of May.
- A telephone interview with our recruitment team based on competency questions. These take place from March until June.
- Face to face interviews at one of our local offices. These take place from May until June.
- Offer of employment!