Highways Maintenance Operative Apprentice Amey

Are you looking to grow your skills through an apprenticeship? At Amey we believe everyone should have the chance to fulfil their potential. Join us on an early careers programme to develop, get training, earn a salary & make an impact whilst working on complex projects that are making a difference to the highways infrastructure in your area.

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

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Closing date: 03 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Rotating days & nights shifts, all shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 45

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Working as a Highways Maintenance Operative Apprentice every day will be different.  You will be tasked with working on roads, highways, and rights-of-way which can be accessed by the public. Day-to-day tasks may include:

  • repairing damaged pavements and roads
  • setting up temporary traffic lights where vehicle management is required
  • laying kerbs
  • block paving
  • flagging
  • construction of roads and pavements
  • excavation and reinstatement works
  • installing utilities
  • operating small plant, tools, and equipment.

The training you will be getting

You will achieve the Level 2 Highways Maintenance Skilled Operative Apprenticeship Standard by attending CP Assessments Training Centre in Denaby Main Doncaster to undertake 6 block-release training sessions (4 days), every 10-12 weeks. 

The successful candidate will work towards their Functional Skills in both Maths and English if they have not achieved this prior or have an equivalent.

Apprentices will also get an Apprentice CSCS card which can be upgraded on completion of the apprenticeship.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This is a fantastic opportunity for the successful candidate to start their career with a highly reputable and well-established company.

Progression within the organisation with more responsibility is expected on successful completion of the apprenticeship. 

In time, you may wish to undertake further qualifications such as Occupational Work Supervision which can be studied at Level 3.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 2 / E) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 2 / E) Essential

Things to consider

Due to insurance purposes only candidates 18 years or older will be considered for this position. You will require a full UK driving licence.

About the employer

We are a leading provider of full life-cycle engineering, operations and decarbonisation solutions, for transport infrastructure and complex facilities. Our purpose is to deliver sustainable infrastructure solutions that enhance life and protect our shared future. We combine exceptional expertise in Consulting & Design, Advisory & Analytics, Transport Infrastructure and Complex Facilities to design, manage, and maintain clients' assets throughout their lifetime.




Sandiacre Depot,

Bostocks Lane,


NG10 5ND

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience




Apprenticeship standard

Highways maintenance skilled operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 03 Mar 2024