Civil Engineering Technician

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A civil engineering technician provides technical support to civil engineers on a wide range of construction projects. They work on the construction of bridges, roads, railways, airports, dams, docks, tunnels, sewers and waterworks, hospitals, offices, factories, sports stadia, power stations and offshore structures.

The Work

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Starting salaries for civil engineering technicians range from £20,000 to £25,000 a year. With experience this rises to around £30,000 and more senior technicians may earn £40,000 a year or more.


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More Information

Amey, the major UK infrastructure support service provider, maintains key public buildings and spaces such as airports, schools, parks and offices. They employ around 19,000 people across four continents. Each year they recruit a number of civil engineering technicians into a Higher Apprenticeship programme, which takes four years to complete. For more information see Apprentices at Amey.

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is the Sector Skills Council which covers a wide range of sectors in the development and maintenance of the built environment. Its careers website ( provides a wide range of information on jobs in the construction industry .


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