Highway Maintenance Skilled Operative Apprentice

Lister Road Depot, Dudley, DY2 8JW
National minimum wage for age
17 May 2019
11 Jun 2019
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Dudley Council apprentices develop professional skills, knowledge and confidence and an opportunity to gain a recognised qualification through its Apprenticeship Programme.  Dudley Council is recognised as the highest recruiter of apprentices in the Black Country.   

 So if you are interested here are 5 good reasons to start your Apprenticeship with Dudley Council:

 A real alternative to University

  • Earn while you learn
  • Gain qualifications
  • Improve your prospects
  • Perfect start to your career


We are looking to recruit Apprentice Highways Maintenance Skilled Operatives to join the Council’s Street Maintenance team. During the apprenticeship you will learn the: 

  • Excavation, by hand or machine, of existing footways and carriageways, kerbing and channels.
  • Adjustment of highway ironwork and street furniture as directed.
  • Laying of new and replacement kerbs and channels.
  • Laying, raking and rolling of bituminous materials to line and level.
  • Operation of specialist plant, including rollers, JCBs and mini-diggers.

An Apprenticeship with Dudley MBC will give you the opportunity to gain 'hands on' experience in the workplace whilst getting paid.  The work you undertake in this role will support you towards completing a Level 2 apprenticeship in Highways Maintenance.

The Benefits of an Apprenticeship: 

  • Learning while you work
  • Developing practical skills & knowledge
  • Gaining job learning from other team members

We can offer:

  • Training, development & work experience
  • Recognised Level 2 apprenticeship
  • Paid annual leave & flexible working hours

A good support network throughout your apprenticeship.

 We are looking for candidates who have: 

  • No experience is required as full training will be provided
  • A full driving licence (Category B)
  • Basic numeracy, literacy and IT skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to do undertake heavy manual work, outdoors and in all weather conditions
  • Ability to learn and follow rules and procedures
  • Good communication skills
  • Commitment to further development through training

Fixed Term Contract for 24 Months.

Contract Graham Timmins on 01384 814514 for more information.

Interviews will take place during week commencing 24th June 2019.

NB: We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised date if a large number of applications are received.

Online application forms will only be accepted for this vacancy, online facilities for jobs are available at public libraries within the Dudley Borough.

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