Highways Maintenance Apprentice - Chichester - 2023 BALFOUR BEATTY PLC

We have an opportunity for an apprentice to join us, working within a team on our West Sussex Highway Contract for the local Borough Council, where we maintain their roads and footways, carrying out small repairs through to major highway regeneration schemes, working right at the heart of communities.

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Closing date: 16 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    This role includes early starts, working shifts and eventually you may work evenings and weekends. Days and times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    09 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Deliver Highways works efficiently and safely for the local area
  • Liaise with members of the client team and the public to ensure that the client’s needs are met
  • Work as part of a team to deliver reactive, emergency and other types of highways works in all weathers
  • Be responsible for onsite Health and Safety at all times
  • Routine and reactive repairs, emergency call out and winter maintenance (gritting)
  • Out of hours standby (on a rota basis)

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

You will attend college and study for and be expected to pass intermediate (level 2) Apprenticeship in Highways Maintenance within 2 years, as well as a number of other training and learning events, however most of your learning will be “on the job”, with our support, utilising the wealth of experience within your team. 

We will support you through your formal apprentice qualification in addition you will follow the Balfour Beatty Early Careers programme. This is a mix of development events and activities. The programme includes community engagement activities and team building events in the Lake District.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Following successful completion of the apprenticeship, we will look to explore further opportunities within Balfour Beatty and further development of you and your career.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Desired

Things to consider

This role will require the successful candidate to work outside in any weather.

About the employer

Balfour Beatty is the UK’s largest construction and infrastructure business. Each day our projects change people’s lives and communities for the better. We built the famous London Aquatic Centre and you’ll find our mark in all kinds of infrastructure like hospitals, major roads, rail and power networks. Each year we seek the best apprentices to come and join our ever changing business.




Building (48), Drayton Lane Depot

First Avenue

Drayton Lane

PO20 2AJ

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Highways maintenance skilled operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 16 Jun 2023