Graduates, Undergraduates and School Leavers

Degree Apprenticeship

Degree Apprenticeship

HOP is proud to offer a Civil/Structural Degree Apprenticeship Scheme in partnership with a distinguished local university.

The opportunity combines university education and practical experience in a dynamic consultancy environment from the get go.

HOP have been running engineering degree opportunities under a part-time set up since the 1990’s and thus have an established coaching culture and career progression structure. We are now proud to offer this under the Government approved apprenticeship standard.

Why should you apply?

If you are passionate about beginning your career in engineering and are considering an alternative to studying at university full-time, then this is the ideal position for you. By combining formal study with practical experience, successful applicants will begin to develop well rounded skills and knowledge of the industry.

How to apply

Find out more about our degree apprenticeship and apply via the Government website.

“After GCSEs and A Levels I was keen to get out of full time study for a bit, but also wanted to focus on working towards a career. The training program has been perfect in combining real work with university education.

Everyone here is always happy to help with any questions you might have, and it is brilliant learning from their experience. It’s great being able to apply what I learn at Uni into work the very next day!”

Meredith, HOP Trainee

What we provide:

  • Sponsorship through university
  • Training to ensure you are highly proficient in AutoCAD and Revit and producing detailed and accurate drawings for projects of various sizes
  • Membership to ICE/IStructE
  • Opportunity to work on projects from small residential dwellings to large commercial structures
  • Access to an extensive technical library to assist with your studies
  • Up to 12 ‘Privilege’ Fridays off each year (in addition to annual and bank holidays)
  • Permanent position as a HOP Employee

Graduate Scheme

Graduate Scheme

HOP offers an established Graduate Programme. We work alongside local universities to ensure our Graduate positions give the ideal foundation for a career in Civil/Structural Engineering. Based in Brighton we are involved in highly varied projects from domestic dwellings to multi-storey tower blocks, from football stadiums to piers and marinas, from schools to universities, shops to warehouses.

HOP provides a great deal of high quality training and has a policy of developing from within. Staff can expect to get involved in all aspects of projects from start to finish. We are always on the lookout for the right people with potential to grow with us.

Work Experience

Work Experience

HOP has a passion for engineering that extends outside the office environment. For many years now we have built an established and effective work experience scheme, taking on 30-50 work experience students each year. We have strong links with schools and colleges in the area, where we support the budding new talent that will potentially find themselves within the engineering industry.

Through working in different teams throughout the week, the students get to experience working in all 3 disciplines that we offer. We have received some excellent feedback from students who have really thrived with our support.

‘Makes me want to be an engineer even more now’

‘I particularly enjoyed working with CAD and found everyone to be kind, friendly and accepting throughout’.

‘I found the work experience at HOP a very rewarding and enjoyable experience which I imagine will be extremely useful for my future career. I also met some very interesting people who explained what it is they do as well as helped me with my own work.

The week has inspired me to consider different fields of engineering and even perhaps a future at HOP – for which I thank you and the team very much.’

Lancing College Student, Summer 2018 work placement