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Civil Engineering HLA

What is The Civil Engineering HLA?

Welcome to a new way of learning! Civil Engineering was one of the founding courses at Queen’s University and now we are taking that pioneering energy and transforming the way we teach it with our new Higher Level Apprenticeship.

With the fully funded HLA, you jump straight into the action and work while you learn (and earn!). You’ll have the best of both worlds at your fingertips, as you get taught by the experts at Queen’s and gain hands-on experience from your employer.

We’ve designed the course around what works best for our students. That’s four days at work, anywhere in the UK, backed up with one core learning day on a Friday. Your classes are a blend of online learning plus two days a month on campus. So, you can get the university experience too!

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How it Works

The application process is a little different to other Undergraduate Courses at Queen's University, but this timeline shows the key dates to keep in mind. 

December - March

Apply for HLA at Queen's

The first step is to apply for your Civil Engineering HLA. Applications are open now!

Find the Perfect Employer 

It's important to start looking for an employer early. Firstly, you can look at the options below from our industry network. Secondly, if you have a specific company in mind you can reach out to them directly. Thirdly, you can look at Work+ a company that specialises in matching apprentices with employers. 

Employer Interviews

Once you've reached out to employers you will be invited to an interview. This is a great opportunity to find out whether the company is a good fit for the next five years.


Employer Confirmed

You should aim to have your employer secured by the end of March. If you still don’t have an employer by April - please reach out to us at 

Offers from Queen's 

By the end of April, you should hear back from Queen's about your offer. This will be conditional on achieving the grades needed to get onto the course.


Results day

At the end of August you'll get your exam results back. Now is the time to accept your place at Queen's to study the Civil Engineering HLA. 


Get Ready to Start

It's time to get stuck in! Enjoy your HLA 

Queen's Network of Employers

Live Job Openings are updated frequently so please check back again 

Live Vacancies

At Queen's we're proud to have a fantastic industry network that we collaborate with frequently. For current apprenticeship vacancies within this network please see below.