Highway Lighting Apprentice C. U. LIGHTING LIMITED

When you join CU Lighting as an apprentice on our four-year Highway Lighting Installation and Maintenance scheme, you can look forward to a bright future. You'll finish the apprenticeship with qualifications in highway electrical systems as well as a level 3 NVQ in highway lighting - with the aim to continue in a permanent role with us thereafter. The role will involve the installation of general highway lighting.

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm, possible night work and weekends when needed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    30 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Installation and maintenance of High Mast lighting.
  • Installation of general highway lighting.
  • General highway electrical installation and maintenance 

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

Working from our local depots in Richmond North Yorkshire and Ware in Hertfodshire, you will spend most of your time out and about with our experienced and qualified teams, you will learn from experienced profensionals and mentors to develop a comprehensive understanding of both High Mast and general highway lighting.

You will atttend college on block release to gain you formal qualifications, NVQ Level 2 Highway Lighting, leading to NVQ Level 3 in Highway Lighting.

This is a Level 2 Apprenticeship and achieving the standard will result in achieving the following:

  • A mandatory knowledge Level 2 Certificate in Highway Electrical Work endorsed for the sub-sector chosen
  • A Level 2 NVQ Certificate or Diploma - in Highway Electrical Systems endorsed for the sub-sector chosen
  • To comply with industry standards, apprentices will complete their works in accordance with industry and employer Health, Safety & Environmental procedures including completing the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Highway Electrical   version   H&S   test   and   requirements   of   the   Highway   Electrical   Registration   Scheme   (HERS)   (see http://www.thehea.org.uk/) which results in the issuing of an ECS HERS Card being a licence to practice and work in the industry.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The aim is to offer a permenant role as a Highway Electrician upon achievement of NVQ Level 3 after 4 years.

This is a real path to a long and valuable career within a specialist company in the Highway Electrical sector.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Any further 2 subjects (Grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths, English and Science (Grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

An interest in electrical engineering, working outdoors and working away from home.

About the employer

CU Phosco Lighting (formerly known as Concrete Utilities) is the longest established and premier exterior lighting group in the UK. We design and manufacture exterior lighting luminaires, floodlights, lighting columns and masts. Our lighting columns and masts range from 3 metres to 60 metres in height and can be seen on roads, motorways, at airports and ports, in shopping centres, housing estates and sports stadiums throughout the world.




CU Phosco Lighting Limited

Unit 1&2 Building B

Gallowfields Trading Estate

DL10 4TE


Sandie Robertson



You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Highway electrical maintenance and installation operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.