Apprentice Highways Maintenance Operative 2021 – Manchester

Balfour Beatty

Highways Maintenance Apprentice – Level 2  

 

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Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group, we finance develop, build and maintain innovate and efficient infrastructure that shapes daily life, supports communities and enables growth  

About the role:  

Balfour Beatty Living Places work in partnership with local authorities to create regeneration strategies, maintain infrastructure and provide local services. We help transform communities, environments and local economies.

As an apprentice you will start your career working within a team on our Highway Contract for the local Borough Council, where we maintain their roads and footways; carrying out small repairs through to major highway regeneration schemes, working right at the heart of communities.

What the apprenticeship will offer:  

You will attend college and study for and be expected to pass intermediate (level 2) Apprenticeship in Highways Maintenance within 2 years, as well as a number of other training and learning events,  however most of your learning will be €œon the job €,  with our support, utilising the wealth of experience within your team.  

We will support you through your formal apprentice qualification in addition you will follow the Balfour Beatty Enhanced Apprentice programme. This is a mix of development events and activities, plus in year 2 you will compete in the Balfour Beatty Brathay Apprentice Challenge, to help us find the Balfour Beatty Apprentice Team of the Year! The challenge is a mix of community engagement activities and a team building event in the Lake District. Find out more here €¦ There may also be the opportunity to complete the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award as part of your apprenticeship.  

Following successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be able to develop your career further within Balfour Beatty, including the option to move onto the next level of your apprenticeship.  

This is a unique opportunity to work whilst you learn and develop key skills that will be valuable throughout your career – an opportunity not to be missed.  

Your responsibilities as a Highways Maintenance Apprentice include:

  • Deliver Highways works efficiently and safely for the local area
  • Liaise with members of the client team and the public to ensure that the client’s needs are met
  • Work as part of a team to deliver reactive, emergency and other types of highways works in all weathers
  • Be responsible for onsite Health and Safety at all times
  • Routine and reactive repairs, emergency call out and winter maintenance (gritting).
  • Out of Hours Standby (on a rota basis)

Who we’re looking for:

  • You will have a keen interest in Highways Maintenance
  • You will be focused on delivering high quality highway works, safely and to budget
  • An understanding of the importance of Health and Safety is essential
  • Have a flexible approach to your working day and be willing to work out of hours when required is essential for this role  
  • You will have a strong work ethic and willingness to take responsibility for your academic and vocational development.
  • Always behave with integrity  
  • Ideally hold a full UK driving licence  
  • Pass pre-employment medical which will include a Drug & Alcohol test  

Salary & benefits:  

We offer a competitive salary and a flexible benefits package. Your professional institution fees and training will be covered.

For more information about what you can expect as a Balfour Beatty Apprentice and what’s involved in the scheme click here  and you can also view the profiles of some of our current apprentices across the Group.

Should you require any additional support with your application, please contact emerging.talent@balfourbeatty.com  

 

Closing Date – applications are open until 26th April 2021; however, we reserve the right to remove adverts should the roles be filled before this date.

Applicants are therefore encouraged to apply as early as possible as CVs will be reviewed, and candidates selected on a rolling recruitment basis.

Our apprentices typically start with us in September.  

We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunities employer, is a Disability Confident level 2 Employer and a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) programme.  Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture.  

 

Balfour Beatty is a leading member of The 5% Club, which is now in operation in over 200 companies.

About Balfour Beatty Living Places:

Balfour Beatty Living Places works in partnership with local authorities to maintain and manage the roads, street lighting and public realm infrastructure modern communities and economies need. Building close, long-term relationships, we use our expertise and resources to deliver sustainable value for money contracts covering a number of vital local services. With significant experience in delivering roads maintenance, street lighting, public realm improvements, traffic management and winter maintenance, our teams focus on providing exceptional customer service and take innovative approaches to minimise disruption to local residents, businesses and the environment.  


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