Street Lighting Operative Apprenticeship 2017 - South Tyneside

Balfour Beatty Plc

Balfour Beatty Living Places offers a comprehensive training programme in Street Lighting Installation and Maintenance with the opportunity of completing industry vocational qualifications. This apprenticeship will last for 2 years.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage

£149.85 - £260.85

Wages explained
The current National Minimum Wage rates are £4.05 an hour for 16 - 17 year olds, £5.60 an hour for 18 - 20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship(usually one day per week).

Working week

Monday - Friday

Total hours per week: 37.00

Apprenticeship duration

2 years

Possible start date

01 Sep 2017

Date posted

10 May 2017

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number

VAC001201411

Balfour Beatty Living Places are working in partnership with local councils as part of the delivery of this project, including the installation, maintenance and removal of festive lighting over the Christmas period.

The Street Lighting vacancies are based in Cambridge and South Tyneside

What you'll be doing

The structured training programme combines attending a local further education college to complete City & Guilds 2360 parts one and two in electrical installation and the Achievement Measurement Level 2 (AM2) wiring test, combined with on-site experience.

Your duties may include but may not be limited to -

  • Test and inspect new installations, issue certificates and initial insertion of cut-out fuse 
  • Install electrical equipment and wire only 
  • Terminate and joint cables 
  • Routine general electrical maintenance 
  • Diagnose fault on equipment and replace faulty components 
  • Locating faults on underground cables 
  • Visual inspection: optical, structural and electrical

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You will be focused on delivering high quality street lighting works, safely and to budget.
  • An understanding of Health and Safety is a must along with a flexible approach to your working day and a willingness to learn.

Personal qualities

  • Behave with integrity and demonstrating professional image at all times. 
  • To always do what is right

Qualifications required

  • You will have a minimum of 3 GCSE’s A*-C (or equivalent) coupled with an interest in Street Lighting. 

Future prospects

We hope for you to secure a full time position with Balfour Beatty at the end of the scheme. For more information about what you can expect as a Balfour Beatty Apprentice and what’s involved in the scheme visit the website www.balfourbeatty.com/careers and view the profiles of our current apprentices across the Group.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 per hour). This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

About Balfour Beatty: We are the UK's largest construction and infrastructure business. Each day our projects change peoples lives and communities for the better. We built the famous London Aquatics Centre and you will find our mark in all kinds of infrastructure like our schools and hospitals, major roads, rail and power networks. Each year we seek the best apprentices to come and join our ever-changing business. Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited with the Positive About Disabled People ("Two Ticks") symbol and are a member of Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme.

Employer

Balfour Beatty Plc

Training provider

This training programme is designed for candidates who would enjoy working on various Street Lighting Installation and maintenance as part of a small team.

  • HNC in Construction Civil Engineering - you will attend college on a day/block release basis at a local college to study for this qualification. Details of this will be agreed once hired.
  • Industry recognised qualifications and certificates.

Apprenticeship framework

Construction Civil Engineering

Training provider

BALFOUR BEATTY PLC

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Balfour Beatty Plc

Contact

emerging.talent@balfourbeatty.com

Other information

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 per hour). This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

More information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Employer's Application Instructions

All applications must be submitted online.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2017