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Highway Maintenance Apprentice

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Tarmac: I bet you’re thinking we just pave the roads, right?    

Yes, we do that, but that’s not all we do.  We do so much more. We don’t just supply materials – we help to build the homes we live in; the schools our children learn in; and the infrastructure that keeps the UK moving every day.  We’re building pride with our local communities. And together, we’re building our future. Now is your chance to join our team to build your own future with us, by being proud of a job well done, ambitious in what you do and collaborative in how you solve problems.  

Our commitment to people development has led us to establish the industry-leading National Skills and Safety Park, where we host events from onboarding and training, to some of our most senior leadership workshops. This state of the art facility will deliver your engaging and informative induction to help kick start your career.  We’ll also ask you to travel from time to time and maybe even do a secondment to a different office to help you develop. 

Role Responsibility

The role of Highways Maintenance Apprentice will be reporting to the Supervisor and form part of the team covering the Walsall Highways contract working throughout London.  

  • The Highways Maintenance Apprentice will work on rural and urban roads (not including motorways) to repair damaged surfaces, using hand and power tools and pedestrian plant machinery.  

  • Working in a team, you will repair potholes, complete surface work, replace kerbs, installing street iron works and much more! 

  • In addition, you will be trained to drive a HGV vehicle to complete winter gritting services.  A full driving license will be required in this role prior to commencing the scheme 

  • You will be working in all weather conditions and will need a disciplined approach to your work  

  • Health and Safety will be key in this role and a safety conscious mindset is a must 

  • And on completion of the Apprenticeship scheme you will have opportunity to to earn overtime and participate in standby/call out arrangements to top up your competitive salary.   

The Ideal Candidate

As our ideal Highways Maintenance Apprentice, you will need to be enthusiastic, well organised, and self-motivated.  You will have 3 GCSE’s including English and Maths at Grade C or above and a holder of a full UK Driving License. Please note you must be at least 18 years of age to apply for this role.  

Please note, completion of the apprenticeship will include college attendance which may be in block release or day release therefore travel and time away may be required.   

Why Tarmac

We offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits. Some of the range of benefits on offer to employees include: 

  • Bonus scheme 

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement 

  • Contributory pension scheme 

  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc. 

  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice. 

  • Training and development opportunities 

At Tarmac we are passionate that our workforce reflects the communities where we operate. Our ambition is that everyone regardless of level, role, or background will enjoy an environment of respect, inclusion and belonging. We actively remove barriers to ensure everyone is supported and can reach their potential with us. We take active steps to encourage people from a broad range of backgrounds to apply for jobs at Tarmac as we believe a diverse, inclusive company will enable everyone to thrive. We are a disability confident employer and will make reasonable adjustments as required. We are committed to support part-time and flexible working and believe getting the balance right is critical to personal and professional success.

Tarmac Trading Limited

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