Highways Apprentice (2 Positions)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
22/07/2020 23:59
Salary £9,935. Fixed Term for 2 years.
Hours per week:
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Closing date:
22 Jul
Further Information

Do you have the potential to grow and be part of a team that strives to deliver excellent services to our customers? Are you ready to seize an opportunity to learn a trade/profession and meet the challenge of an Apprenticeship? If so and you want employment which offers a good salary, then apprenticeships with Gateshead Council are for you.

We are currently looking for two enthusiastic people to join our Street Scene Service as Highways Apprentices.

As a Highways apprentice, you will develop skills, knowledge and experience in all aspects of highway construction, projects/schemes & maintenance including working on roads, footpaths, cycle ways and bridges including drainage and fencing etc.

The apprenticeship consists of attending college to gain appropriate trade qualifications and functional skills and doing practical work on site to ensure you gain the skills, knowledge and experience to become a fully qualified Highways Maintenance Operative.

If you are interested in this apprenticeship you must have a good basic general education to GCSE level or equivalent including English and Maths.
No experience is needed but you will need to have an interest in highways construction, be self motivated with good communication skills, have the ability to work as part of a team and follow instructions and enjoy outdoor manual work.

As part of this apprenticeship you will be expected to attend Derwentside College one day a week (term time only).
The post is 37 hours per week, fixed term for 2 years.

If you'd like to have an informal chat with us before you apply for this apprenticeship, please contact Paul Fairless, Highways Service Manager, on 0191 433 7222 or Andy Hawkins, Highways Operations Manager, on 0191 433 7282.
Please make sure you have a look at the advice here on how to complete the application form.

Interviews will be held week commencing 3 August 2020.
Closing date: 12pm on 22 July 2020.