Construction, Highways/ Road Maintenance

Highways Maintenance Operative Apprentice

  • Croydon
  • Kier - Highways
  • 35-40 hours per week


Kier is one of the sector leaders in the growing UK highways management and maintenance market.


  • We have designed over £1bn projects in 2 years
  • We construct major highways projects within the UK
  • We manage one third of the UK’s Strategic Road Network
  • We maintain 26,000 km on our local authority contracts

Our combination of investment, consulting, construction, management, maintenance and operation expertise means we work as a client’s strategic partner, bringing complementary design capability and intelligent transport systems to enhance the range of facilities management and business process outsourcing services we already offer.


Our core values, range of capability and collaborative approach help align our business strategy to meet the needs of our customers. Our experience of different service delivery models, allow us to share services, assets and skills across boundaries, delivering operational efficiency and continually stimulating ideas and innovations leading to improvements in the quality of service that we provide.


We handle everything from the planning, programming and delivery of major road schemes to routine maintenance and operation – focusing on research to find the solutions that enable us and our clients to become more efficient and innovative


On this Highways Operative apprenticeship programme you will learn all the skills to build, maintain and repair public highways and footpaths. Following the apprenticeship programme we would expect you to have developed skills in:

  • Working independently using your own initiative
  • Principles of highway maintenance
  • Understand safe working practices and Health and Safety regulations within the work environment
  • Levelling and setting out, Access ERR and Small Tools
  • Concrete + reinstatement of concrete slabs
  • How to safely locate underground services
  • How to reinstate modular surfaces and concrete footways
  • Excavation Reinstatement & Kerb laying


On this apprenticeship programme you will complete an Apprenticeship in Highways Maintenance with the CITB where you will gain:

  • CAA Level 2 Diploma in Highways Maintenance
  • Level 2 NVQ in Highways Maintenance
  • Level 1Functional Skills (maths and English)
  • NRSWA Operative Card
  • Abrasive wheels


In addition to the formal training programme you will receive hands on experience including mentoring and coaching from experienced members of the team. There will be a rotational work programme to gain experience of numerous different aspects of the Highways Sector.


The apprenticeship programme will be 2 years in length.


Ideal candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • Ability to achieve level 1 functional skills in Maths and English
  • Good standards of communication
  • IT literate
  • Able to work in a team
  • Willingness to learn
  • Interest in construction/engineering
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Customer service skills
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions


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