Learn and work with a leader in engineering, design and consulting

Take a look at the apprenticeships available across our business – this is currently only available within the UK.

“Doing my apprenticeship at SYSTRA has been so good, particularly in terms of personal development. I’ve been given a lot of opportunities, especially when it comes to learning new technologies.”

~ Euan Hillerby, Digital Engineering Apprentice

What you can expect

SYSTRA offers Level 3 and Degree Apprenticeships in most of our key engineering disciplines, including civil engineering, infrastructure engineering, railway engineering, and environmental engineering.

Our apprenticeship programmes provide you with valuable on-the-job experience, alongside your studies – so you gain all-important qualifications while you work. You will enjoy opportunities to work with some of our most experienced engineering professionals across our multi-disciplinary business – enabling you to gain a detailed understanding of your chosen discipline, while developing many transferable skills to bolster your career prospects.

As an apprentice at SYSTRA, you will experience what it’s like to work for a market leader in the field of transport and infrastructure consulting, design and engineering. In engineering, you could be working on conventional or high-speed rail projects, light rapid transport, underground or metro projects, bridges, highways infrastructure, energy, security or built environment developments. In consultancy services, you could be supporting urban and railway transportation schemes, civil infrastructure, buildings, urban and regional planning projects for public or private-sector clients.

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what we’re looking for

In the UK we are looking for apprentices to join us across our network of offices. If you have a drive and desire to work in the world of transport and infrastructure planning, modelling, design or engineering, we would love to hear from you.


At SYSTRA, we know that recruiting and retaining the most talented people is vital to deliver on our reputation for excellence and innovation across all our services. When you join SYSTRA as an apprentice, we want you to be with us for the long term. That’s why we offer a meaningful career path, with real development and growth opportunities based on your performance, skills and ability to work on high-profile projects.

Apprenticeships available at SYSTRA

SYSTRA takes on apprentices every year across most of our key engineering disciplines. Apprenticeships are made up of 20% learning time alongside 80% on-the-job experience. The learning element can be achieved on a weekly day release to a college provider, or in some cases with one-week block release programmes spread over the year.

The apprenticeship options available are:

Level 3 Digital Engineering Apprenticeship – providing a broad introduction to digital engineering in year one, after which you select a technical pathway (civil engineering, engineering systems, etc) to continue at Level 4 and beyond. Entry requirements are five GCSEs, including Maths and English – and a keen interest in our industry. This is a 3-year programme.

Level 4 Apprenticeship/Degree Apprenticeship – you can choose an apprenticeship in various disciplines (civil engineering, rail systems engineering, environmental, etc). Entry requirements are A-levels (subjects dependent on discipline) or equivalent BTEC qualifications. This is a five-year programme, resulting in a degree qualification


When do applications open?

Applications for apprenticeships open in February/March. We recommend that you apply as early as possible, as we close roles once we have filled them or have received a large volume of applications. Email the recruitment team at earlycareers@systra.com

Can I apply for more than one role?

Yes, but please apply to the role that interests you the most and aligns with your skillset.

Can I apply if I am on a student visa?

No. Apprenticeships are only open to UK citizens with no previous equivalent qualification.

What is the application process and how long is it?

If you submit a successful application, you will have an online video interview via the platform ‘Shortlister’. If you pass this process, we will invite you to the final interview. There is no fixed timeframe for the selection process. Read more about our general recruitment process.

Do you provide feedback?

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide feedback at the application stage. However, you will receive feedback at the more advanced stages.

Do you provide adjustments or financial support?

If you require any adjustments or financial assistance to support you in your application or interview process, please email: reasonableadjustments@systra.com.

Your request will be treated confidentially and with respect. You can contact us in this way if financial support for interview attendance would enable you to continue your application. We pledge to offer an interview to any candidate with a disability who applies for a role and meets the minimum criteria.