Environmental Apprentice

  • Job Reference: HSE Jobs
  • Date Posted: 17 June 2022
  • Recruiter: VSL International Construction Specialist
  • Location: Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Environmental
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

VSL - Rickmansworth

VSL International (UK) have an exciting opportunity available for an Environmental Apprentice to be based from our site offices in Rickmansworth. You would be supporting our teams who are working on the KVJV joint venture.  

The KVJV is a Joint Venture between Keller Limited and VSL Systems (UK) Ltd a Member of Bouygues Construction contracted on the LOT C1 – ‘Chiltern Tunnels and Colne Valley Viaduct’ for High Speed Two (HS2) Limited. 

Job Purpose

We have an opportunity for a person with an environmental science and/or environmental planning background and an interest in civil engineering and major infrastructure projects to work with the team in effectively managing the environmental risks and impacts of the project. This will only be achieved through successfully collaborating with all other parts of the organisation, providing engagement and support as required. The candidate must therefore be a strong communicator and networker.

Key to the role is working closely with other teams across the KVJV to secure accurate information. The role holder will gain knowledge of relevant environmental legislation for water, waste, dust, noise, and ecology.

The individual will work within the KVJV’s environment team and provide support to all members of this team, ranging from assisting in developing environmental reports, data collection, admin support, assisting with on-site inspections and attending site coordination meetings.

In the context of UK environmental law and HS2 Ltd obligations and requirements, KVJV has developed a framework of environmental management provisions that the role holder will support the continuing improvement and implementation of. The successful applicant will therefore gain a comprehensive understanding of how a major infrastructure project effectively manages its environmental risks and responsibilities and in so doing secures/protects its own reputation and that of the client.


The Environmental Apprentice will be responsible for:

Providing key support services to the on-site environmental and technical specialist teams. This is anticipated to comprise:
data collation, analysis and reporting
document/records management
undertaking some site activities in support of site environmental managers
Skills & Experience                  

We are looking for a candidate with:

A background in environmental planning / sciences
An interest major infrastructure project
Good IT skills
Evidence of team working skills
Good project management skills
An ability to take initiative,
An ability to find solutions
An ability to work independently. 

VSL’s story started with a genuine technical revolution that helped broaden horizons for civil and construction engineers allowing them to push the boundaries of calculating structures further. Throughout the years we have continued to develop our products, equipment and construction technologies to respond to more and more stringent specifications in terms of quality, performance and construction speed.

Day in, day out, our teams deliver some of the most technically innovative and challenging projects across the UK and the world. With a strong corporate culture, our values reflect how we operate with Respect, Excellence, Courage, Integrity and Passion. We offer competitive basic salaries coupled with generous company benefits, including: 

26 days annual leave, increasing to by 2 days for 2 years’ service (max. 30 days)
Pension scheme
Life insurance
Private medical insurance
Cycle to Work Scheme
Access to Lifestyle Benefits (such as our Cycle to Work Scheme)
Be Yourself!

Here at the Bouygues Group we value the creativity and innovation that our diverse workforce brings, encouraging people from all backgrounds, particularly those from underrepresented communities to apply.

By joining us, you will be inspired to bring your full self to the workplace, speak up and share your unique ideas. You will also have an opportunity to join our employee led diversity & inclusion communities such as WeLink (women network), Encompass (LGBTQ+), Kaleidoscope (BAME), Disability and Wellness peer support network, Parents and Carers network.

We are an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We value your privacy and we are committed to protecting your personal details.  If you choose to apply for this role, please do not include any sensitive data on your CV which reveals (directly or indirectly); your race or ethnic origins, your political, philosophical or religious opinions, or your membership of a trade union, your social security number, or information which relates to your health or sexual orientation or to any criminal convictions.

In addition, you’ll benefit from:
26 days annual leave, pension, private medical insurance - and more!