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Apprentice Highways Maintenance Operative

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24 Feb 2023
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About The Role

Milestone Infrastructure are the UKs leading Highway Maintenance company. Looking after over 24,000 miles of roads, 280,000 lighting assets and 20,000 miles of footways, always with a view to ensuring that all works are carried out as sustainably as possible and with minimal impact to local communities.

We are currently looking to recruit an Apprentice Highways Maintenance Operative to work on our Hampshire Highways contract in Petersfield.  

We are looking for an individual with a general interest in the built environment who is ready to learn and develop his / her skills while working. We are also looking for an individual who can communicate with confidence, work as part of a team, and demonstrate their potential to succeed as an Apprentice Highways Maintenance Operative, a role that integrates academic learning and provides valuable experiences working in the field.

This is a safety critical role, and the learning element of the apprenticeship will provide you with the appropriate health, safety, and environmental knowledge as well as the practical and technical skills required to qualify.   You will undertake block placements (usually a couple of weeks at a time) with the training provider. During these periods, you will be provided with hotel accommodation, all meals and travel will paid for / reimbursed.

The role itself is interesting and varied, and always, you will be working with fully qualified operatives who will support and mentor you whilst you learn.  Some of the tasks you can expect to undertake include:

  • Construction of new cycleways and footways
  • Maintenance of roads and footways
  • Laying paving slabs and block paving
  • Kerbing
  • Pipe laying and drainage works
  • New Roads and Streetworks training
  • Utility pipes and cables location using CAT scanning tools
  • Use of IT to receive and complete jobs
  • Strict adherence to safety protocols at all times

Ideally, we would like you to possess at least 3 GCSEs at grade 5 or above in English, Maths and a Science, however, this is not essential.  We are most interested in your enthusiasm, potential and willingness to learn. 

We are also looking for:

  • Enthusiasm
  • Full driving licence or a willingness to gain one within 12 months
  • Willing and able to work outside in all weathers
  • Computer literate
What’s in it for you?
  • 21 days paid holiday plus 8 bank holidays
  • Pension
  • Life assurance
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Shopping discounts scheme
  • Continued professional development
  • Employee Assistance support programme
About The Company

At Milestone we embrace diversity, opening a rich potential for new ways of thinking and helping us to build successful and winning teams. We would like you to perform at your best at every stage of our recruitment process; and as a Disability Confident employer, if you require any adjustments that would assist you throughout your application, please contact us at [email protected] or inform the recruitment manager in the first instance and we will be pleased to offer support.

We also welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need.  Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview; whether this is part-time working, home working, or any other alternative. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role.

This is an advert for our job vacancy, and therefore may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the role described, and may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of Milestone. The closing date for this vacancy may be subject to change any time at the sole discretion of the Business.