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Highways Maintenance Technical Apprentice

Warwickshire County Council
£16,603.22 per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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About the Team



Warwickshire County Council is the largest employer in Warwickshire, and it is responsible for the roads and highways within the county area. By joining County Highways you’ll be involved from day one in a key area within the County Council, working to keep the County moving by planning and designing improvements to the exist road and transport infrastructure.

Working within various groups within County Highways you’ll gain valuable experience in the various works activities for highway maintenance to keep Warwickshire moving.



Our teams include -

  • Client – Our customer facing team who identify and resolve issues on the highway and work with residents, Parish, Town, District council and County Councillors to ensure Warwickshire meets its obligations under the Highways Act.
  • Delivery – Our engineers who investigate, cost and design highway structural maintenance schemes/works. The works are delivered in conjunction with our maintenance contractor and can include works such as carriageway/footway reconstruction, resurfacing, structural patching, micro-asphalt, surface dressing, footway slurry sealing and drainage schemes.
  • Minor Works – Another team of engineers who enable small scale capital projects for a range of clients which includes traffic schemes, signing and road markings.
  • Contract & Policy – A team who deal with highway condition surveys and systems, contract policy and strategy, health and safety, environmental strategy, winter services, highway depots, and financial and contractual requirements.
  • Street Lighting – Our lighting team who are responsible for street lights and lit signs including all maintenance and design work on the existing highway and new developments.
  • Forestry – Our forestry team who work on the highway and with Warwickshire properties to maintain and advise on our green infrastructure


About the Role


You will be joining a successful apprenticeship scheme within County Highways which over the last 11 years has recruited 20 apprentices, with 3 nominated and 1 winner of Apprentice of the Year. Our apprentices are valued members of the team, and we encourage you to grow into a confident Engineer, encouraging you to gain professional qualifications, whilst always providing the necessary support and guidance.


Based in an office or onsite environment you will always be well supervised, work duties undertaken by you will be closely monitored so that you gain good experience on the technical aspects and duties required to enable County Highways to undertake its highway maintenance activities.


We will ensure you receive any necessary on the job training, and you will attend Birmingham South and City College on a one day a week basis to gain the understanding and knowledge required to undertake this work and gain a level 3 qualification in Civil Engineering.



Key Requirements

  • Minimum Grade C / 4 for GCSE Maths or equivalent Level 2 Maths qualifications
  • The ability to communicate with other people confidently and coherently, in person and/or in writing
  • Willing to undertake training and development and a commitment to studying for the qualification in Civil Engineering BTEC Diploma Level 3
  • Full UK Driving Licence


For further information please see the Job Description and Person Specification.


Please click here for details for the course.



Working for Warwickshire – This is the difference you make

Warwickshire County Council is a place where everyone feels valued, included, safe, supported, and welcome. Our people are at the heart of this vision, could you be one of them! 

At Warwickshire County Council we are committed to ensuring Warwickshire’s economy is vibrant and supported by the right jobs, training, skills and infrastructure.  Our people vision for Warwickshire County Council is a great place to work where diverse and talented people are enabled to be their best.

Your future matters to us, we provide a generous pension scheme which includes an employer contribution rate of typically around 19 percent per month, to help support your financial security during retirement. The scheme also offers a valuable package of benefits for members and their dependants. To find out more please visit: Warwickshire Pension Fund homepage – Warwickshire Pension Fund

The benefits we offer include agile working, a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, generous annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays and an additional day at Christmas, and access to Vivup benefits and discounts platform.

Click here to view the benefits at Warwickshire County Council.

Additional Information


An NPPV check is required for individuals who are to be appointed due to frequent and uncontrolled access to government assets.


To discuss the role please contact Simon Moseley on

Closing date: 28th June 2024
Interview date: 16th July 2024

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.


Warwickshire County Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce. See more


As a local authority we take on a wide range of roles, whether we are providing specialist care and support to the most vulnerable in our communities, or championing Warwickshire as a choice for business through our work to promote economic growth and innovation.

Warwickshire is famous the world over as Shakespeare’s county— but that’s only half the story.  We’re also vibrant and modern. One of the fastest growing commercial regions in the UK, we’re home to many leading companies and developing exciting opportunities for everyone who lives and works here. 


We pride ourselves on being an innovative employer that like to encourage new ways of working. Likewise, our ability to make decisions quickly is as important to us as it is to our customers.

We work actively with partner organisations to deliver our core services:

  • Schools and Learning
  • Social Care and Health
  • Community Safety
  • Environment and Planning
  • Leisure and Tourism
  • Roads and Travel


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01926 41 8125
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