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Highways Maintenance (Construction) Apprentice x 3

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full Time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 23/05/2019 12:00
NMW (£4.35 per hour to £8.21 per hour dependent on age)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Broad Lane, Engine Common Lane, Yate, Bristol, BS37 7PN
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Job details 

Closing date:
23 May

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

The StreetCare Design and Operations Team are looking for 3 enthusiastic apprentices to join their frontline team contributing to the delivery of Highways work. The Highways Apprentices will undertake the delivery of frontline highway maintenance, civil engineering and structural engineering schemes throughout South Gloucestershire.

You will be based in one of our experienced construction teams undertaking the physical construction a wide variety of features including, site clearance, fencing, drainage, earthworks, pavements, kerbing, footways, block paving, traffic signs, road markings and retaining walls.

As an apprentice you will receive guidance and supervision from your workplace supervisor. You will also have a workplace mentor to support you. This is a limited term contract for 24 months, where you will undertake a Level 2 Highways Maintenance Skilled Operative Apprenticeship. This involves residential training with the selected provider, Telford College, for 1 week every month for the first 6 months which will be repeated at a later stage in the academic year. The remainder of your time will be spent on the job learning.

The Council is committed to equality and diversity and taking positive action, under Section 158 (1c, 2a and 2c) of the Equality Act 2010, to encourage persons who may be under-represented in the workforce. We welcome all applicants and would particularly like to hear from applicants who identify as being Black African/Black British, Black Caribbean/Black British, Asian/Asian British and Gypsy or Travellers who are currently underrepresented in the Streetcare workforce in South Gloucestershire.

Please note that you will be expected to undertake a basic skills assessment as part of the selection process, which will be sent to you via email.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Duties

To assist in highways maintenance, civil engineering and structural engineering works

Undertake general manual labouring work, assisting in excavations and reinstatements

Future progression to assisting in specialist practices such as fencing, drainage, earthworks, asphalt mixes, kerbing, landscaping, structures and temporary traffic management

Be responsible for your own safety on site as well as your fellow workers and the general public

Adhere to directed safe methods of work at all times.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


• Ideally hold a minimum qualification in GCSE English and Maths at grade D or 3 and above, or Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Math’s. If you do not have these you must be willing to undertake and gain Functional Skills in English and Maths as part of the apprenticeship.

• Ability to work in a team

• Attention to detail

• Willingness to learn

• Self-motivated and organised

• Have good communication skills with ability to provide good customer service


• Full UK driving licence as some roles may require some travelling

Additional Information

Interviews will take place on the 12th and 14th June 2019.

You need to ensure you are able to get to place of work each day, which is predominantly Broad Lane, Engine Common Lane, Yate, Bristol, BS37 7PN.

You must also be willing and able to both stay and travel to the training provider location, Telford College, Haybridge Road, Wellington TF1 2NP. Travel and accommodation costs covered by the Council.

This is a limited term contract for 24 months.

Hours of work are fixed with the following shift pattern:

07:45am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday
07:45am to 3.30pm Friday

The Council will be investing £9,000 per apprentice to cover the cost of the training.

Salary: NMW

Age Hourly rate Annual salary
Aged 25+ £8.21 £15,776
Aged 21-24 £7.70 £14,814
Aged 18-20 £6.15 £11,832
Under 18 £4.35 £8,369

Hours: 39

Safer Recruitment

South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Our Values

As an employee of South Gloucestershire Council you will be expected to have a ‘can-do- attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. You will strive to work well with others to reach a common goal and embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. You will use your initiative to deliver and take responsibility for your performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goal and make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services.

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