Degree Apprenticeship

Degree Apprenticeship roles

Information for learners

Learn more about the types of roles available

We’ve provided an overview of some of the types of roles available via the LJMU Degree Apprenticeship route so you can get an idea of the career prospects, types of employers, what’s involved in your future role and typical salaries.

Building surveyor

What’s involved in the role?

As a building surveyor it will be your responsibility to survey properties and advise clients about the design, construction, maintenance and repair of buildings.

Responsibilities (some of which may include):

  • Surveying properties to identify any faults and making recommendations to remedy issues
  • Advising clients on property issues
  • Assessing damage to properties for insurance
  • Dealing with planning applications

Typical salaries for qualified individuals:

Starting: £22,000 - £26,000
Experienced: £28,000 - £40,000
Senior: up to £70,000

Skills required:

  • Ability to solve problems
  • Analyse and interpret data
  • Communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to prioritise and plan
  • Negotiation and presentation skills

Take a look at the Building Surveying factfile to find out about the LJMU course.

Civil engineer

What’s involved in the role?

A civil engineer is involved in the design and management of construction projects.

Responsibilities (some of which may include):

  • Working alongside clients to plan projects
  • Creating blueprints
  • Evaluating sites for risks to the environment
  • Analysing surveys
  • Writing reports and preparing bids
  • Testing and mapping data using software

Typical salaries for qualified individuals:

Starting: £24,000
Experienced: £25,000 - £45,000
Senior: £50,000 - £80,000

Skills required:

  • Project management skills
  • Numerical and IT skills
  • Ability to explain designs to a range of people
  • Ability to analyse data

Types of employers:

  • Contractors and consultancies within the construction industry
  • Engineering companies
  • Local authorities, government and environmental organisations

Take a look at the Civil Engineering factfile to find out about the LJMU course.

Construction manager

What’s involved in the role?

Working within a building company or specialist subcontractor, you’ll be involved in managing the construction process.

Responsibilities (some of which may include):

  • Reviewing construction plans with surveyors, architects and engineers
  • Managing and monitoring of costs, staff, progress and materials

Typical salaries for qualified individuals:

Starting: £27,000 - £33,000
Experienced: £35,000 - £50,000
Senior: £60,000+

Skills required:

  • Ability to lead a team
  • Project management skills
  • Numeracy and IT skills

Take a look at the Construction Management factfile to find out about the LJMU course.

Policing

What’s involved in the role:
Roles in the police, security, risk management or criminal justice are concerned with protecting the public.

Responsibilities (as a police officer, some of which may include):

  • Patrolling the community, keeping peace and enforcing legislation
  • Responding to calls and requests from the public to provide assistance at incidents
  • Carrying out interviews and taking statements from those involved in a crime
  • Conducting arrests
  • Gathering evidence and intelligence, submitting crime reports, testifying in court

Typical salaries for qualified individuals:

Police constables starting: £19,383 - £22,962
Experienced (at the top of the scale): £37,254
Sergeants, inspectors and chief inspectors: £36,885 - £55,005

Skills required:

  • Effective communication skills
  • Confident and calm manner
  • Problem solving abilities
  • Honesty, integrity and resilience
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Types of employers:

Police forces, transport police, Ministry of Defence Police.

Quantity surveyor

What’s involved in the role?

A quantity surveyor manages the costs relating to building and civil engineering projects. One of the main purposes of the role is to minimise the costs of a project while maintaining the standards and quality required for the build.

Responsibilities (some of which may include):

  • Helping to establish a client’s requirements
  • Preparing contracts and tenders
  • Writing progress reports
  • Analysing costs for repair and maintenance work
  • Managing the workload of subcontractors
  • Performing risk management and cost control
  • Valuing work and arranging payment

Typical salaries for qualified individuals:

Starting: £20,000 - £30,000
Senior: £45,000 - £65,000

Skills required:

  • Problem solving skills
  • Good numeracy and financial management skills
  • Ability to negotiate
  • Understanding of building and construction technology and processes as well as legal and business matters
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Methodical
  • Excellent written and oral communication to write reports and relay complex information

Types of employers:

  • Architects
  • Housing associations and property developers
  • Local authorities
  • Commercial businesses
  • Engineering companies

Take a look at the Quantity Surveying factfile to find out about the LJMU course.