Apprentice Highways Operative CARNELL GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED

As our Apprentice Highways Operative, you are starting an exciting journey and start to your career within Construction and Highways Maintenance. All Applicants must be 18+due to the nature of the industry and insurance rules. Hold a valid UK driver licence to access sites that are not accessible via public transport and hold a CSCS card.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    .1st year on course £18,200 with a 30% increase for night shifts .2nd year on course £23,000 with a 30% increase for night shifts .When fully qualified £31,000 with a 30% increase for night shifts

  • Working week

    Night shifts may be required at a 30% pay lift. Some weekends also may be required. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    09 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    10 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Kerbings / Edgings
  • Flagging / Trenching
  • Drainage works
  • Ducting
  • Cable pulling
  • Concreting
  • Earthworks
  • Ensuring all works are completed to the highest quality
  • Completing any necessary paperwork
  • Attending start of shift team briefings
  • Working considerately and safely around all other road users and local communities
  • To undertake other miscellaneous activities/project work deemed appropriate for the role of Highways Operative to support to assist with the efficient operation of the business

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • The 12 - 18-month apprenticeship programme will be a combination of studying for your Groundworker Level 2 apprenticeship whilst working alongside a team of our innovative and experienced Highways Operatives. You will have a dedicated Mentor who is highly qualified and experienced in the role you are learning; they will be your personal coach who will help you achieve your qualification
  • Your Apprenticeship qualification will be delivered via Construction College Midlands in Birmingham, Where you will undertake reactive and planned rural and urban roads maintenance and repair. The work also includes setting out, preparing the sub-surfaces ready for the structural work to begin, installing drainage systems, concreting, constructing roads and pathways and carrying out the finished hard landscaping
  • You will be expected to attend college for 2 week blocks every tow to three months, this will be a fully payable part of your role. Any travel and stay costs will be payable by Carnell

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • A full time position at carnell

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

18+ due to the nature of the industry and insurance rules on site. Full UK Driving Licence to access sites that are not accessible via public transport. CSCS Card All required to be considered for the role.

About the employer

To Raise the threshold of excellence in highway maintenance and inspire our clients and suppliers to be as passionate about safety and social value as we are. • PASSIONATE- We are passionate about the work we do. We are committed to delivering high performance through the continual development of our people and our processes. • RESPONSIVE- We respond quickly and efficiently to the needs of our customers, partners and colleagues and the unique demands of each task. • INNOVATIVE -We continually look for better ways to do things. We’re not afraid of a challenge and we take the lead in proposing innovative and practical solutions. • TRUSTWORTHY- Our long-standing relationships with our customers, partners and colleagues are built on trust. We can be relied on to be honest and direct and do what we say we will do. • RESPECTFUL- We treat others as we would hope to be treated ourselves. We believe through respecting each other and embracing our differences we can have a stronger impact as a team.




Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RB


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Training provider



Sam Williams

01922 688898

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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