River and Coastal Engineering
Foundation Degree: River and Coastal Engineering
||Up to 14th Jan 2013
Up to £15,000 training allowance over the two year programme + tuition fees
Study at the University of the West of England, Bristol, followed by a work placement at locations nationwide
We’re the Environment Agency. We protect and improve the environment and make it a better place for people and wildlife. We operate at the place where environmental change has its greatest impact on people’s lives. We work closely with a wide range of partners to make sure there is enough water for people and wildlife; reduce the risk of flooding; protect and improve air, land and water quality and apply the environmental standards within which industry can operate.
About the Foundation Degree
Floods can happen anywhere, anytime. And, as we’ve all seen, flooding has a dramatic – sometimes life-changing – impact on people, properties and businesses. In fact, over 5.5 million people in England and Wales live and work in properties that are at risk of flooding from rivers or the sea. That’s why we’re constantly working to reduce the risks to people, households and businesses from flooding and help people to improve, protect, value and enjoy their local environment. And it’s why, in our opinion, the River and Coastal Engineering Foundation Degree is such a challenging, rewarding, exciting and worthwhile programme to join.
The two-year programme combines academic study with on-the-job learning. You’ll spend the first nine months studying at the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol. The following 15 months will be spent working with the Environment Agency or a local authority on a work-based training and development programme. Which means real work with on-the-ground teams, experiencing firsthand the full range of flood risk management activities. During this time you’ll continue your study too, as well as attend UWE for roughly four one-week study blocks. And throughout the two years, you’ll have an experienced and inspiring mentor to support and guide you.
Commitment. That’s the first thing you need. You’ll thrive on a challenge and be keen to start learning and building your rewarding engineering career. You’ll also need to be organised and confident taking control of your own study and work. You’ll need A Level Maths (or equivalent qualification) and a minimum of 180 predicted UCAS points. A full list of entry requirements can be found on the UWE website (link below).
Where you go after the Foundation Degree is really up to you. Past students have continued in higher education. Others have gone on to work with us here at the Environment Agency or with local authorities nationwide. But whichever path you chose, you can be sure that you’re on the right road to a professionally challenging and personally rewarding career.
For further information or to apply for the Foundation Degree programme, please visit http://courses.uwe.ac.uk/H221/2013
Closing date for applications: Monday 14 January 2013.
Assessment centres will be held throughout the country in April 2013.
For all applicants we would need to verify their right to work/study in the UK for the duration of the course and no offers will be made without this check being in place. Please note that non EEA (European Economic Area) applicants are not eligible for sponsorship for the foundation degree as they would not meet the minimum requirements for tier 2 or 4 sponsorship.
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