Highways Maintenance Operative Apprentice VOLKERHIGHWAYS LIMITED

We have a great opportunity for a Highways Maintenance Operative to work at our Windsor depot. You’ll be joining a team committed to ensuring the upkeep and maintenance of the residents road infrastructure, whilst also studying towards your qualifications. This apprenticeship will start in September 2024.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Our pay rate starts at £9 per hour, rising to £10 in the second year and is subject to annual salary reviews. The salary quoted is based on a 45 hour week. If you are under 18 and can only work 40 hours, then the starting salary is £18,720 per year

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 7am - 5pm. This is a 45 hour week unless you are under 18 in which case we will work within the requirements of the working time directive.

    Total hours per week: 45.0

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

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Your duties as a Highways Maintenance Apprentice may include:

  • Operation of mechanical tools
  • Kerb laying
  • Drainage works
  • Tarmacking
  • Emergency call-out work
  • Meeting health & safety standards
  • Outside working, throughout the year

The training you will be getting

Alongside your day-to-day role, you’ll also be studying towards your Highways Maintenance Skilled Operative level 2 Apprenticeship. Supported by your local team and your Learning & Development team, you’ll be given the tools needed to complete your apprenticeship to the highest standard, whilst also contributing positively to the team throughout your studies. This course last between 18-24 months, and you will be given time during your working week to complete your studies.

You will achieve the apprenticeship standard level 2 Highways Maintenance Skilled Operative.

You may study English and/or maths depending on your exam grades.

You will also build a portfolio of evidence during your apprenticeship which covers a range of criteria required for your apprenticeship.

You will study with Greenlight Training on a block release basis, 3 days per month. Accommodation and travel expenses are covered by VolkerHighways.

Your training takes place in Bristol on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday so you may need to travel up on Sunday evening. We help you arrange the travel and hotel and you'll be attending with other apprentices from VolkerHighways.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

VolkerHighways is part of VolkerWessels UK, which offers excellent opportunity for progression across our multi-disciplinary business.

Further apprenticeships at a higher level could also be considered.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3) Desired

Things to consider

This apprenticeship will involve: * Outdoor work and/or manual labour in all weathers

About the employer

VolkerHighways is a market leader in the delivery of highways and street lighting term maintenance contracts. We have the capability to deliver major surfacing and public realm infrastructure projects. Our specialist in-house traffic management division provides expert advice and support across the industry, whilst assisting with our own, in-house contracts.




VolkerHighways Tinkers Lane Depot

Tinkers Lane




Chris Swann


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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

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