Apprentice Roadworker Bradford M D C

Highways Maintenance is responsible for the construction and maintenance of all highways within the City of Bradford MDC together with Winter Maintenance operations. You will work as part of a team carrying out highways including reconstruction of footways and carriageways, drainage works and winter maintenance operations.

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Closing date: 28 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    37 hours

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    15 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001310308

  • Positions

    3 available

The Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers, Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 requires that Councils ensure that all candidates applying for customer facing posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English. The criteria under special knowledge and experience on the job profile which is shown in this advert outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate. Therefore, it is essential that you provide examples in your application. Bradford Council is looking for 3 motivated and enthusiastic Apprentice Roadworkers to undertake an Apprenticeship Scheme for 24 months. Highways Maintenance is responsible for the construction and maintenance of all highways within the City of Bradford MDC together with Winter Maintenance operations. You will work as part of a team carrying out highways including reconstruction of footways and carriageways, drainage works and winter maintenance operations. Each apprentice will join a team involved on highway construction activities, including kerbing, flagging and laying tarmac. You will also be trained to operate mechanical plant i.e. Rollers, road saws, compressors, kerb and paving saws. We are looking for individuals who are committed to undertaking an Intermediate Level 2 in General Construction Operations. If you have any queries relating to writing a vacancy on AV please contact the AV Support Team via: YHAV@apprenticeships.gov.uk or call (01274) 4444187 or (01274) 444149 To qualify for the apprenticeship you must have Entry Level 3 or above in Maths and English and not already qualified at Level 2 in General Construction Operations. (An assessment will take place before the interview stage). The apprentice will follow a programme of training relating to the role and achieve the appropriate skills, competencies and qualifications by the end of the training programme. Bradford Council will provide you with sufficient time, the working environment and a range of job activities to enable you to complete your apprenticeship. 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The following skills knowledge apply to this post:

• Ability to manage time and work schedule within strict deadlines

• Able to work flexibly to accommodate the needs of the service

• Must be accurate, and able to demonstrate good numeracy and literacy skills

• Able to work productively both with a team and, on occasions, alone

• Able to carry out manual work in an outdoor environment

• Demonstrate ability to carry out sustained levels of moderate/heavy physical activity over a prolonged period, including regular exposure to inclement weather conditions

• Demonstrate understanding of working in a highway environment; 

Personal qualities

Combined with Desired Skills above.

Qualifications required

GCSE Maths and English at Grades A-C or be able to demonstrate good literacy and numeracy through assessment before interview.

Pass the college's entry assessment. 

Future prospects

Not specified.

Things to consider

You will have to attend the Leeds College of Building at certain days for training.

About the employer

Bradford Council is the fourth largest of 36 Metropolitan District Councils in the country, which serve the larger cities and conurbations. There are four other metropolitan authorities in the West Yorkshire area – Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield. We employ approximately 8,500 people (excluding schools) including social workers, litter pickers, library staff, lawyers and town planners. The size and scale of Bradford Council makes it one of the biggest employers in the district. The City of Bradford has the status of a City and a Metropolitan Borough. In addition to the “Traditional Bradford City”, the Metropolitan District includes the following main areas of population: Addingham, If you have any queries relating to writing a vacancy on AV please contact the AV Support Team via: YHAV@apprenticeships.gov.uk or call (01274) 4444187 or (01274) 444149 Baildon, Bingley, Burley, Cullingworth, Denholme, Eastburn, Haworth, Ilkley, Keighley, Menston, Oxenhope, Queensbury, Silsden, Shipley and Steeton. The total population of the District is approximately 531,200 and it covers 141 square miles. Bradford Council has a workforce of 18,000 (including schools).

Employer

Bradford M D C

Address

Foundry Lane

Bradford

BD4 7NW

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Training provider

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in General Construction Operations

Apprenticeship framework

Construction Building

Training provider

LEEDS COLLEGE OF BUILDING

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Leeds College of Building

Contact

Louise McCaul


Employer's Application Instructions

We would like applicants to apply via the Councils website on our online recruitment system. The following link goes directly to the site


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

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Closing date: 28 Sep 2017