Apprentice – Highway Surfacing Operative

Do you like working outdoors? Enjoy working as part of a team? Want the opportunity to gain an apprenticeship, develop skills and qualifications in a role with the opportunity to increase earnings in paid overtime?

We are looking to develop the skills of our next group of highway surfacing operatives with people who are willing to learn and develop themselves joining a 2 year programme, involving 1 day per week with our training partner in Nottinghamshire and 4 days per week in our teams gaining valuable practical experience.


What you will gain

Level 2 NVQ in Highways Maintenance

CSCS Operative Card


Key Responsibilities:

Work independently using your own initiative

Maintain a safe working environment

Undertake principles of highway maintenance and highway surfacing

Safely locate underground services

Ensure that work is completed to a high standard within a reasonable time scale

Communicate with the foreman as and when required


Key Skills and Qualifications:

• Full driving license would be an advantage, but not mandatory.

• Self-motivated and organised

• Reliable and hardworking approach

• Good communication skills

• Willing, helpful, and enthusiastic

• Able to continue to learn and take on new tasks

• Able to adapt to different working conditions and flexible on working out of hours


NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Highway Maintenance

  •  Unit 1: Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
  • Unit 2: Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace
  • Unit 3: Establishing Work Area Protection and Safety in the Workplace
  • Unit 4: Segregating the Area for Highways Works in the Workplace
  • Unit 5: Laying Modular Pavement in the Workplace
  • Unit 6: Setting Out Secondary Dimensional Work Control in the Workplace
  • Unit 7: Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace
  • Unit 8: Installing Drainage in the Workplace
  • Unit 9: Locating and Protecting Utilities Apparatus and Sub-structures in the Workplace
  • Unit 10: Excavating Holes and Trenches – Manual Digging in the Workplace
  • Unit 11: Reinstating Excavation and Highway Surfaces in the Workplace
  • Unit 12: Laying Flexible Pavements in the Workplace
  • Unit 13: Pouring Concrete to Form Structures in the Workplace
  • Unit 14: Erecting and Striking Proprietary Formwork in the Workplace
  • Unit 15: Placing and Finishing Non-specialist Concrete in the Workplace
  • Unit 16: Laying Kerbs and Channels in the Workplace
  • Unit 17: Reinstating Ground Condition in the Workplace
  • Unit 18: Erecting and Dismantling Access/Working Platforms in the Workplace
  • Unit 19: Installing Street Ironwork in the Workplace
  • Unit 20: Providing Temporary Excavation Support in the Workplace
  • Unit 21: Preparing and Operating Forward Tipping Dumpers to Receive, Transport and Discharge Materials in the Workplace
  • Unit 22: Preparing and Operating Ride-on Rollers to Compact Materials in the Workplace
  • Unit 23: Preparing to and Directing and Guiding the Movement of Vehicles, Plant or Machinery in the Workplace
  • Unit 24: Preparing for, and Arranging and Securing Plant for Transportation in the Workplace
  • Unit 25: Preparing and Operating Powered Units, Tools or Pedestrian Plant, Machinery or Equipment in the Workplace
  • Unit 26: Slinging and Hand Signalling the Movement of Suspended Loads in the Workplace


For more information submit your details and we will get in touch.

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