University of the West of Scotland’s Graduate Apprenticeship (GA) in Civil Engineering is enabling an ambitious female to pursue a career in this exciting STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) field.
Kirsty Smith is benefiting from studying the UWS GA in Civil Engineering along with a full-time post as Technical Officer / Engineer at Ayrshire Roads Alliance (ARA).
By combining academic learning with real-time practical experience in the workplace, the University’s GA programmes deliver industry-relevant skills and qualifications. GAs are developed in partnership with employers to ensure that the learning is relevant to industry and that apprentices can apply their learning in the workplace immediately.
The GA in Civil Engineering at UWS enables apprentices to earn a BEng Honours degree designed by industry while in full-time paid employment. Apprentices are awarded academic credit for gaining industry relevant skills and experience putting their learning into professional practice straight away.
A GA in Civil Engineering at UWS provides a broad knowledge of core Civil Engineering subject areas including structural, geotechnical, water engineering, materials and hydraulics. It also equips apprentices with graduate attributes such as teamwork, critical thinking and creativity. Additionally, it provides a knowledge of the latest trends in the application of digital technologies in construction such as laser scanning and thermography, Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR), sustainable development, and occupational health, safety, and well-being.