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Construction - Highways Maintenance Apprentice Stanmore Quality Surfacing Ltd

We are offering up to 10 apprenticeships in Highway Maintenance. You must be 18 yrs of age or above for insurance and, health and safety reasons, and be able to drive and have a driving licence. The work will involve highway's excavation and reinstatement in the highway and footway.

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Closing date: 30 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday (Shifts TBC)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    60 weeks

  • Possible start date

    01 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    30 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

We are looking for 10 new apprentices to join SQS Ltd.  You will be working in small teams to carry out highway's excavation and reinstatement processes in the highway network. You will need to be at least 18 years of age for health and safety reasons and be able to drive and have a driving licence. The work is carried out on carriageways and footways in both bituminous materials and paved surfaces. Backfill and spoil removal will also be part of the job.

The following training will be given:

  • Understand and follow SQS Safe procedures, to ensure your own safety and safety of others
  • Excavate holes and trenches in the public highway, conforming to current legislation
  • Install street ironwork
  • Search for and mark underground services
  • Understand and implement workplace health, safety, welfare and environment
  • Safe operation of powered tools and equipment
  • Understand and implement signing, lighting and guarding to current legislation
  • Conform and contribute to productive working practices
  • Reinstate excavation and highway surfaces to current specification
  • Assist with recording work activities on handheld electronic devices
  • Assist with basic vehicle and plant checks

The work locations will be North and South London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex

This role will be fixed term and the duration is dependent on the length of your course. Should you successfully complete the apprenticeship you may be offered a full-time role in the organisation.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good basic practical skills
  • Basic numeracy and literacy
  • Work as part of a team
  • Willing to work within the SQS Safe Systems of Work
  • Good communication and personal skills

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic and dedicated individual with interest in working in a team on the Highways
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Excellent time keeping and attendance 
  • Act and behave safely
  • Responsible attitude
  • Basic understanding of health and safety requirements
  • Take personal responsibility for work produced and escalate issues when appropriate

Desired qualifications

  • No formal qualifications are required but basic literacy, numeracy, communication and IT skills would be an advantage

Future prospects

  • For those apprentices that successfully complete their apprentices a full-time role is possible subject to satisfactory interview
  • There is the possibility for supervisory or office-based roles such as planner or contract administration roles
  • Progression within the company possible for apprentices who successfully complete their apprenticeship - the company promote from within

Things to consider

  • Apprentices will be expected to work outside in all weathers
  • Full PPE will be supplied

About the employer

SQS provide utilities companies, highway agencies and local authorities with a high-quality service totally focused on excavation and reinstatement. We strongly believe in delivering the ultimate customer experience in the community.


Stanmore Quality Surfacing Ltd


23-25 Factory Lane



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Additional location information

Stanmore Quality Surfacing Ltd c/o UK Power Networks 25 Factory Lane Croydon Surrey CR0 3RL


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Tendean Limited


David Tabernacle 07926257680

  • Highways Maintenance Skilled Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional skills in mathematics and English

Apprenticeship standard

Highways maintenance skilled operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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