Apprentice Programme 2017 – Highways Operative

Skanska, a leading construction company and developer, is an inclusive and responsible business that is helping to build a better society. Known for major projects like the Gherkin and Crossrail, we are creating, upgrading and maintaining the country’s buildings and infrastructure. Drawing on our Scandinavian heritage, we are green, innovative and progressive. We bring together people and technology, helping to make our industry safer and more collaborative.

Joining us as an apprentice in Highways Services, you will learn and conduct the main duties and tasks of a highways maintenance operative. You will carry out repairs on all road categories, locate underground services including gas and power cables, working safely around them, and carry out maintenance to the highway to keep the roads safe and traffic flowing. We’ll look to you to install, maintain and work within temporary traffic management using traffic lights, stop and go signs, cones and barriers. Furthermore, you will work with a wide range of hand and power tools and plant to repair potholes, cut, replace and reinstate pavements and kerbs, lay new surfaces using a variety of products and excavate materials to ensure roads and pathways are suitable for driving of vehicles or pedestrians to walk on.

You will be supported to achieve an NVQ Level 2 through the Skanska Highways Academy. For this, you will be required to hold 3 GCSE’s at grade 9 to 4 (or equivalent A* to C), including Maths and English. Although no experience is required, you will have a passion for the construction industry and will want to help shape the future and build for a better society. The role is a highly active one where you will need to be willing and prepared to work outside in all weathers and at all times of the day or night.

You’ll have the opportunity to care for people and the environment, to be accountable for future generations, and to not only foster an inclusive culture where we are open and fair, showing trust and respect for one another, but also one where everyone can speak their mind. Are you ready to build for a better society?

Programme start date: September 2017

Location: Peterborough, Oxford (Drayton & Deddington), Somerset and North Somerset

The deadline for applications is Friday 28th April and assessment centres will be held in June and July.

We would like you to perform at your best at every stage of our recruitment process. Please contact us if you require any adjustments that would support you throughout your application.

We thrive through embracing differences, whether they be social backgrounds, ethnicity, disability, gender, age, religion, sexuality and any other protected characteristic – we know that diversity opens a rich potential for new ways of thinking, helping us to build successful and winning teams. We call it Naturally Skanska.

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