Highways Maintenance Apprentice - Hereford - 2022

Balfour Beatty

HEREFORD, Hereford

About the role

Highways Maintenance Apprentice – Level 2 

 

Take a look at what we do at: 

Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group, we finance develop, build and maintain innovate and efficient infrastructure that shapes daily life, supports communities and enables growth 


About the role: 

Balfour Beatty Living Places work in partnership with local authorities to create regeneration strategies, maintain infrastructure and provide local services. We help transform communities, environments and local economies.

As an apprentice you will start your career working within a team on our Herefordshire Highway Contract for the local Borough Council, where we maintain their roads and footways; carrying out small repairs through to major highway regeneration schemes, working right at the heart of communities.


What the apprenticeship will offer: 

You will attend college and study for and be expected to pass intermediate (level 2) Apprenticeship in Highways Maintenance within 2 years, as well as a number of other training and learning events, however most of your learning will be “on the job”, with our support, utilising the wealth of experience within your team. 


We will support you through your formal apprentice qualification in addition you will follow the Balfour Beatty Enhanced Apprentice programme. This is a mix of development events and activities, plus in year 2 you will compete in the Balfour Beatty Brathay Apprentice Challenge, to help us find the Balfour Beatty Apprentice Team of the Year! The challenge is a mix of community engagement activities and a team building event in the Lake District. Find out more here… There may also be the opportunity to complete the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award as part of your apprenticeship. 


Following successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be able to develop your career further within Balfour Beatty, including the option to move onto the next level of your apprenticeship. 


This is a unique opportunity to work whilst you learn and develop key skills that will be valuable throughout your career – an opportunity not to be missed. 


Your responsibilities as a Highways Maintenance Apprentice include:


  • Deliver Highways works efficiently and safely for the local area
  • Liaise with members of the client team and the public to ensure that the client’s needs are met
  • Work as part of a team to deliver reactive, emergency and other types of highways works in all weathers
  • Be responsible for onsite Health and Safety at all times
  • Routine and reactive repairs, emergency call out and winter maintenance (gritting).
  • Out of Hours Standby (on a rota basis)


Who we’re looking for:


  • You will have a keen interest in Highways Maintenance
  • You will be focused on delivering high quality highway works, safely and to budget
  • An understanding of the importance of Health and Safety is essential
  • Have a flexible approach to your working day and be willing to work out of hours when required is essential for this role 
  • You will have a strong work ethic and willingness to take responsibility for your academic and vocational development.
  • Always behave with integrity 
  • Hold a full UK driving licence 
  • Pass pre-employment medical which will include a Drug & Alcohol test 


Salary & benefits: 


We offer a competitive salary and a flexible benefits package. Your professional institution fees and training will be covered. For more information about what you can expect as a Balfour Beatty Apprentice and what’s involved in the scheme click here and you can also view the profiles of some of our current apprentices across the Group. Should you require any additional support with your application, please contact [email protected] 

 

Diversity & Inclusion


At Balfour Beatty we are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential, not only because this is the right thing to do, but because it makes us a better business. To ensure we deliver on this commitment, we have a UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan which sets out the wide range of targeted, proactive, measurable steps we are taking to make this a reality. You can read our UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan in full at www.balfourbeatty.com/value_everyone 

 

To help and support us with our desired commitment to create an inclusive culture we are members of WISE, enei, Business Disability Forum and Women into Construction. In 2020, we signed the Audeliss and Involve Open Letter to demonstrate our commitment to taking key long term and sustainable actions on Black Inclusion. 

 

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role. Further information on Disability Confident can be found at: https://disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/ 

 

Balfour Beatty is also leading member of The 5% Club, which is now in operation in over 200 companies. 


Closing Date – applications are open until 30th June 2022 but we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Balfour Beatty reserves the right to remove adverts should the roles be filled before the closing date. 

Interested in this role?


Application deadline
30/Jun/2022
Start date
04/Apr/2022
Work type
Apprenticeship