Highways Maintenance Technical Apprentice Warwickshire County Council

Start your career as an Civil Engineer with Warwickshire County Highways. We are offering a fantastic opportunity to join our Highways Team in Coleshill, to experience and learn from a range of highway engineering plans and projects. If you are seeking a career as a Civil Engineer, then this is the perfect entry level apprenticeship for you.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The salary of this position is paid at the national minimum wage rate for 19-20 year olds (£6.83 an hour). After 12 months of this apprenticeship, if you are age 21+ by then, your pay will progress to the higher NMW rate applicable to your age.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, working hours are generally between 9.00am and 5.00pm but are adjustable thanks to our agile working policy.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    29 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assisting the Highways Maintenance Team to undertake technical tasks, duties and the various activities associated with undertaking road maintenance works and transport services for Warwickshire
  • You’ll be involved from day one on the planning and design of
    improvements to existing roads, new roads and the transport infrastructure
  • You'll gain great experience working within various County Highways teams, including highway maintenance, street lighting, and highway controls

The training you will be getting

  • You'll be trained in all aspects of the work undertaken by County Highways, plus have extensive access to a range of training opportunities provided for Warwickshire County Council staff
  • You'll also attend South and City College Birmingham on weekly day release for workshops and training that will enable you to complete the Level 3 Civil Engineering Technician apprenticeship qualification, and gain professional recognition as an Engineer by the Institute for Civil Engineers

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon completion of the apprenticeship you will be retained in a further role as a Highways Engineer, and progress to take further engineering qualifications such as the Civil Engineer HNC
  • We have enabled this pathway for several previous apprentices, it is a standard career pathway that we are proud to say has been successful in training many apprentices to become fully qualified engineers

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

Warwickshire County Council has an agile working policy and you will be expected to work at times in the office but also from home. All equipment needed for this will be provided. Training at college will take place in central Birmingham, please consider travel arrangements for this when applying.

About the employer

Warwickshire County Council is the local government authority for the county of Warwickshire, providing public services such as Social Care, Education, County Highways, Rural Services, Public Health, Fire and Rescue, plus much more. Since 2012 the Council has delivered a top class apprenticeship scheme, recruiting more than 350 apprentices, most of whom have been retained in further roles at the Council.


Warwickshire County Council


160 Old Budbrooke Road


CV35 7DY


Simon Moseley


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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

Civil engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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

To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button on the advert page. Our method of application is online, please follow all instructions as prescribed in the application process as you proceed through it.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Jun 2024