Construction - Highways Maintenance Apprentice Stanmore Quality Surfacing Ltd

Stanmore Quality Surfacing Ltd · Competitive · London
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  • Understand and follow SQS Safe procedures, to ensure your own safety and safety of others
  • Excavate holes and trenches in the public highway, conforming to current legislation
  • Excavate holes and trenches in the public highway, conforming to current legislation
  • Install street ironwork
  • Search for and mark underground services
  • Understand and implement workplace health, safety, welfare and environment
  • Safe operation of powered tools and equipment
  • Understand and implement signing, lighting and guarding to current legislation
  • Conform and contribute to productive working practices
  • Reinstate excavation and highway surfaces to current specification
  • Assist with recording work activities on handheld electronic devices
  • Assist with basic vehicle and plant checks

We are offering up to 10 apprenticeships in Highway Maintenance. You must be 18 years of age or above for health and safety reasons and be able to drive and have a driving licence. The work will involve highways excavation and reinstatement in the highway and footway. This work is carried out in both bituminous materials and paved surface.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

350.00

  • Working week

Monday - Friday (Shifts TBC)

Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

60 weeks

  • Possible start date

05 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

today

  • Apprenticeship level

Intermediate

Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

VAC001770476

  • Positions

10 available

We are looking for 10 new apprentices to join SQS Ltd. You will be working in small teams to carry out highways excavation and reinstatement processes in the highway network. You will need to be at least 18 years of age for health and safety reasons and be able to drive and have a driving licence. The work is carried out on carriageways and footways in both bituminous materials and paved surfaces. Backfill and spoil removal will also be part of the job.

The following training will be given:

  • Understand and follow SQS Safe procedures, to ensure your own safety and safety of others
  • Excavate holes and trenches in the public highway, conforming to current legislation
  • Excavate holes and trenches in the public highway, conforming to current legislation
  • Install street ironwork
  • Search for and mark underground services
  • Understand and implement workplace health, safety, welfare and environment
  • Safe operation of powered tools and equipment
  • Understand and implement signing, lighting and guarding to current legislation
  • Conform and contribute to productive working practices
  • Reinstate excavation and highway surfaces to current specification
  • Assist with recording work activities on handheld electronic devices
  • Assist with basic vehicle and plant checks

The work locations will be North and South London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex

This role will be fixed term and the duration is dependent on the length of your course. Should you successfully complete the apprenticeship you may be offered a full-time role in the organisation.

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Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good basic practical skills
  • Basic numeracy and literacy
  • Work as part of a team
  • Willing to work within the SQS Safe Systems of Work

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic and dedicated individual with interest in working in a team on the Highways
  • Good communication and personal skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Excellent time keeping and attendance
  • Act and behave safely
  • Responsible attitude
  • Basic understanding of health and safety requirements
  • Take personal responsibility for work produced and escalate issues when appropriate

Desired qualifications

  • No formal qualifications are required but basic literacy, numeracy, communication and IT skills would be an advantage

Future prospects

  • For those apprentices that successfully complete their apprentices a full-time role is possible subject to satisfactory interview
  • There is the possibility for supervisory or office-based roles such as planner or contract administration roles

Things to consider

  • Apprentices will be expected to work outside in all weathers
  • Full PPE will be supplied

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About the employer

SQS provide utilities companies, highway agencies and local authorities with a high-quality service totally focused on excavation and reinstatement. We strongly believe in delivering the ultimate customer experience in the community.

Employer

Stanmore Quality Surfacing Ltd

http://www.sqsltd.co.uk/

Address

12

Priestley Way

London

NW2 7AP

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Training

Training provider

Tendean

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Tendean Limited

Contact

David Tabernacle 07926257680 info.tendean@gmail.com

  • Highways Maintenance Skilled Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional skills in mathematics and English

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