Highways Maintenance (Construction) Apprenticeships

Highways Maintenance (Construction) Apprentice x 3

The StreetCare Design and Operations Team in South Gloucestershire Council are looking for 3 enthusiastic apprentices to join their frontline team contributing to the delivery of Highways work. The Highways Apprentices will undertake the delivery of frontline highway maintenance, civil engineering and structural engineering schemes throughout South Gloucestershire.

You will be based in one of our experienced construction teams undertaking the physical construction a wide variety of features including, site clearance, fencing, drainage, earthworks, pavements, kerbing, footways, block paving, traffic signs, road markings and retaining walls.

As an apprentice you will receive guidance and supervision from your workplace supervisor. You will also have a workplace mentor to support you. This is a limited term contract for 24 months, where you will undertake a Level 2 Highways Maintenance Skilled Operative Apprenticeship. This involves residential training with the selected provider, Telford College, for 1 week every month for the first 6 months which will be repeated at a later stage in the academic year.  The remainder of your time will be spent on the job learning. 

The Council is committed to equality and diversity and taking positive action, under Section 158 (1c, 2a and 2c) of the Equality Act 2010, to encourage persons who may be under-represented in the workforce.  We welcome all applicants and would particularly like to hear from applicants who identify as being Black African/Black British, Black Caribbean/Black British, Asian/Asian British and Gypsy or Travellers who are currently underrepresented in the Streetcare workforce in South Gloucestershire.

Please note that you will be expected to undertake a basic skills assessment as part of the selection process, which will be sent to you via email.

To apply, please complete the online application by visiting the Council’s recruitment website;


The closing date is Thursday 23rd May 2019.  A job summary is attached for your information:

Highways Maintenance job summary.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.