- On site, Hands-on, Team work, Problem solving, Building
- Salary Range: £15,000 - £24,000
- Nation: England & Wales
Highways maintenance involves repairing surfaces, laying drainage, placing street iron works, kerbs and pavements, installing vehicle safety fencing and excavating and repairing roads.
Highways maintenance, also known as highways operatives and road
workers, ensures that roads, pavements and motorway networks
throughout the UK are well maintained.
Duties may include building brand new roads or widening,
repairing and resurfacing existing roads. The job involves a large
amount of outdoor physical work using a range of tools. It might
mean working at night or during weekends and can sometimes involve
a great deal of travelling.
Working in highways maintenance also requires a good knowledge
of health and safety regulations.
You need a good level of fitness to work in highways maintenance
as the job can be quite physical. You also have to be able to
follow written and spoken instructions and work well in a team.
There are no formal requirements although it would help to have
GCSEs in English or Welsh and Maths at A*-C (Applications from
students with the Foundation or Intermediate Welsh Baccalaureate
are also welcomed).
(This is a guide to the average salary a fully qualified and
experienced person might expect to get.)
£15,000 - £24,000
After gaining work experience there are opportunities to
- Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision Highways
and Maintenance Repair
- Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational work supervision,
management or technical support areas