Bring buildings
to life.

Your first step into the world of engineering.

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Why Hoare Lea?

We are an award-winning engineering consultancy with a creative team of engineers, designers, and technical specialists. We provide innovative solutions to complex engineering and design challenges for buildings.

At Hoare Lea you feel part of a family. We ensure you receive the best training and development in the industry, in order to set you up for a bright future. We also know that it’s not until you experience working in a certain specialism or field that you know whether it’s for you. So we make sure all our apprentices get experience working on different projects, that way you can discover what suits you.

Joining our firm is the chance to play your part in the future of engineering design. Our projects span scales, styles, and geographies. We’re committed to sustainable design, innovation, and collaboration with forward-thinking clients. Straight away you’ll experience working on live projects.

Life changing design.

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What are we looking for?

Are you an aspiring engineer looking to make a difference to the world around you? Do you want the chance to grow, learn, and be supported by industry leaders? This ever-changing world will be shaped by the buildings put into it; and we know it’s often the newest minds who have the brightest ideas.

These days, engineering is a lot more than pipes and wires; we look at the building as a whole and are involved in every stage, from initial client discussions right through to construction and even the building’s ongoing performance. We collaborate with colleagues, architects and other construction professionals, playing a critical role in every building’s design.


Our commitment to you

  • You'll make a difference from
    day one.
  • You'll get the best training in the industry.
  • You'll work on the most exciting, progressive projects.

Our Apprentices

What might you be doing?

As an apprentice, your day-to-day tasks will vary, as we’ll expose you to all aspects of our work so you can discover what suits you. You’ll learn how to produce detailed designs and drawings, use the latest computer modelling software, undertake site surveys, or research ground-breaking technologies. Communicating will span all of these, as we regularly liaise with project teams, meet clients or end users, and attend collaborative meetings.


Why does our work make a difference?

We play a major role in driving sustainable development. We help create some of the most innovative low-carbon buildings, pushing the limit on what’s possible. Our work covers almost every sector – from healthcare, residential and retail, to defence, arts & heritage and education – and includes exciting large-scale high-profile projects, such as Heathrow Airport T2A, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. We’re also a sociable and active bunch, and the firm regularly holds events such as inter-office sports competitions, sailing, pub quizzes, running events, nights out and much more!

You get: personalised benefits.

To reward your hard work and commitment we offer a competitive salary, as well as both ‘core’ and flexible benefits. These include:

  • Private medical scheme
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 with length of service
  • Holiday buy and sell scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Active support towards further professional accreditation
  • Flexible working hours
  • Additional benefits of your choice

Your apprentice application process.

We’ve made applying for a graduate position with us as simple as possible:

  1. An online application with a CV, cover letter, and three questions.
    Applications open at the start of March and close at the end of May.
  2. A telephone interview with our recruitment team based on competency questions. These take place from March until May.
  3. Face to face interviews at one of our local offices. These take place from May until June.
  4. Offer of employment!



Hoare Lea is committed to ensuring that the most suitably qualified and experienced candidates are appointed to positions within the firm on the basis of job-related criteria.