Apprentice Groundworker - Huyton Asphalt Ltd - REF: KA066

Huyton Asphalt Ltd have been successfully trading throughout the UK for almost half a century. They have worked on Nationwide Contracts that include surfacing roads, car parks, footpaths and sports pitches with associated preparation works.

They pride themselves on fulfilling their clients’ needs offering their expertise during every step of their service.  They are committed to providing a professional, pro-active approach for all of their existing and prospective clients – covering all sectors including Public, Council/Local Authorities, Health Care, Retail, Schools and Colleges, House Builders or General Construction.

Key responsibilities for the role

  • Working as part of a road construction team
  • Gain an understanding of line and level tolerances of laying material on roads
  • Developing skills on specific plant items
  • Understanding processes and function with regard to carriageway construction
  • Gain an understanding of construction materials
  • Develop an understanding of safe systems of work and safe operating practices
  • Undertake plant defect reporting
  • Working alongside Highways Maintenance teams to gain experience in activities such as drainage, excavating and reinstating kerbs


Key skills to be successful in your application are

  • Entry to an apprenticeship scheme will involve a selection test.
  • It is preferred that entrants have at least four GCSEs (A*-C) including English and Maths. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted.
  • Applicants need to be enthusiastic, well organised, self motivated, and punctual.
  • You will be able to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • You will also need to be hard-working, confident and eager to learn with a genuine interest in the construction field.
  • Team Work, passion for safety, interpersonal skills, problem solving skills, drive and ambition to succeed.

Location: Prescot town centre
Contracted hours: 40 hours per week
Hourly rate of pay: National Minimum Wage (age-related)

How to apply:

1. Download and complete the application form - Word version or PDF version.
2. Return it via email to theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk

Closing date for applications: Thursday 11 July 2019

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