Published on Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Highways Maintenance Apprentice

Murney Limited, Kirk Smeaton

Job Description:  

If you enjoy practical work and want a job outdoors, then working in highways maintenance could be for you. Highways maintenance workers are often employed in construction jobs throughout the country, where they are tasked with working on roads, highways, and rights-of-way which can be accessed by the general public.

This will include:

  • Repairing damaged pavements and roads
  • Working on road markings
  • Setting up temporary traffic lights where vehicle management is required during highway repair operations
  • Operating, maintaining, and transporting construction equipment, supplies and materials
  • Connecting homes and businesses to the network

This labour-intensive occupation is physically demanding, and workers are often subjected to changing weather conditions and hazardous situations as the seasons change.

Time served highways maintenance operatives are at a premium in the current labour market and can earn excellent rates of pay earning £600-£800 per week once qualified. This makes on-the-job training an important aspect of securing long-term work. The successful candidate will be able to start their career through our apprenticeship scheme, combining practical and theoretical training, with working alongside an experienced worker. Prospective labourers will need to acquire knowledge of safety and legal precautions such as NRSWA “New Roads & Street Works Act” to work in the industry.

The main duties of the apprenticeship will include the above, plus any additional duties and responsibilities that may reasonably be expected to be undertaken in accordance with the role.

Desired Skills:   You will need to show a keen interest in the construction sector, enjoy practical work and have good practical skills
Personal Qualities:  
  • You will be punctual, reliable, enthusiastic and eager to learn
  • You will have a flexible attitude in relation to working hours (the working day will finish when the job is complete)
  • You will be physically able to meet the demands of the role, and enjoy working outdoors
  • You will be able to follow instructions and work as part of a team
Desired Qualifications:  No formal qualifications are required for this role, however, a good level of English and maths will be an advantage.
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Closing Date:   31 Aug 2019
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Author: Lesley

Categories: APPRENTICESHIPS, Building and Construction



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