Key Responsibilities

We are currently searching for a  Highways Maintenance Operative Apprentices  in Wellingborough, Brixworth and Towcester as part of our Northamptonshire highways contract. You’ll be working across several depots providing routine maintenance and ensuring the continued operation of roads, tunnels and bridges in the area. As well as this you can expect to get involved with activities including kerbing, concrete work and laying asphalt. 

By the end of the apprenticeship you’ll receive a Level 2 Highways Maintenance Skilled Operative qualification – a nationally recognised qualification to kick-start your career in the Highways industry. 

What do we need from you?

Many of the skills you will need to be successful in this role will be developed as part of your training. However, alongside our values there are a few key behaviours that are desirable for this role, and as part of any selection assessment process you may be expected to show us how you demonstrate these behaviours including: willingness to learn, self-motivated, organised, punctual, trustworthy, committed and hard-working.

Due to the nature of the role, we do require the successful candidate to hold a full driving licence.

What will you receive?

You can expect a competitive salary and a strong benefits package that includes: free life assurance, access to our valuable pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlement and many more! To find out more about the rewards and benefits at Kier, .

Pre-employment checks

It’s worth remembering that if you are successful, we’ll undertake the relevant / standard pre-employment checks after you have been offered a job. This includes taking up your references, verifying your right to work in the UK, verifying your driving licence (if applicable) and a health assessment.

Make the journey. Leave a legacy.

Being part of Kier means living our values of being Collaborative, Trusted and Focused. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it’s through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy. Bring your talent and ambition to Kier and you will be given the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to a rich and diverse culture.

Kier is committed to creating supportive and inclusive opportunities for all of our applicants and employees. We appreciate applicants from all backgrounds and we specifically encourage those from underrepresented communities to apply. If you’d like to learn more about our commitments to diversity and inclusion at Kier, you can contact the team by emailing

If you require any reasonable adjustments during any part of the application process please let us know so we can discuss and arrange these.

Closing Date: 29th September 2021

Please note, interviews may take place before the closing date, and we reserve the right to close applications early.

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