Highways Technical Services Apprentice
Coventry is a city that is changing fast – and we’re looking for skilled people to join our team and help take us into a bright new future.
We are a city that is going places - with an inspiring, world-famous history and exciting times ahead.
We are the UK City of Culture 2021; home to award-winning universities, top level sport and concerts and famous brands such as Jaguar and Severn Trent. We are a part of the ‘Midlands-Engine’, the home of the UK motor industry and a proud multicultural city.
Major developments are taking shape around the city, including a new-look shopping centre, a water park, new business quarter, restaurants and a modernised rail station. More and more firms and families are relocating to our city as they see what we have to offer.
Coventry is a great place to live and work and it’s getting even better - and having the right infrastructure is vital.
That’s why we are looking for people who can help provide the very best and this is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast paced Highways Maintenance team, with opportunities for training and further career development.Our Values
It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation.
Our Values are:
What is the job role?
This is an exciting, interesting and sustainable career opportunity which will allow you to learn on the job, gain qualifications as well as developing your skill base by being part of a dedicated, supportive and integrated highway maintenance technical team. The training and apprenticeship is for a three-year period.
As the Highway Technical Services Apprentice will be working across three specific service areas including; Highway Maintenance, Flood Risk management and drainage and highway bridges and structures to provide help and assistance for the development and delivery of the various maintenance schemes and associated tasks. The post holder will work closely with and be supported by an experienced team of engineers and technicians to assist and help achieve the delivery of the annual programme of planned highway maintenance work in Coventry.Who are we looking for?
We are looking for someone with a keen interest in making Civil Engineering their chosen career path and who wants to help us make a real difference by maintaining and improving the City’s Highway Infrastructure. This is a public service role and therefore you should also enjoy helping people and interacting with them to make a difference. Being able to fit in and forge professional relationships with the rest of the team is key as well as flexibility and a ‘can do’ attitude.
As a successful candidate it would be desirable for you to have a full current UK driving licence, but not essential. You will have the ability to use and understand IT systems in an office-based environment. You will have good communication skills and have the ability to work to deadlines and work under pressure.
When applying for this role you will be asked to write a personal statement, when writing your personal statement please include the following:
- Your ability to use and understand IT systems in an office based environment is a key skill requirement for this post. Please can you describe and list the different IT systems and programs that you have experience of using and what you used them for?
- As members of staff we need to be flexible and agile, adapting quickly to new circumstances and the changing needs of our services to make things happen and get things done. Describe a situation where you were asked to do something that you have never attempted previously and the outcome?
- As an organisation we need to work together across teams, services, partners and organisational boundaries to deliver high quality services for local people. What qualities and behaviours do you have and that would make you a ‘good team member’ and describe a situation when you were part of a team. What did you do to positively contribute to that team?
For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'
Interview date(s): 23/06/2021Introduction to Coventry City Council
Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;
- Flexible working arrangements
- Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
- Pay progression through multiple increments
- Outstanding local government pension scheme
- Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
- Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
- Vibrant employee networks
For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled Coventry CC Application process.