Apprentice Highways Operative - King Construction - REF: 014

Company overview:

 

"King Construction is a busy civil engineering and construction company based in Merseyside. We have continually grown since first being established more than 20 years ago and provide a vast range of civil engineering and general construction services to our clients.
We have built up a large range of clients including many local authorities, utility and major blue-chip companies, and many other commercial and private customers."

Key responsibilities for the role:

  • Must be able to complete an apprenticeship framework in Highways Maintenance
  • NVQ Level 2 Certificate in Road Building and Maintenance
  • Operating, maintaining and transporting construction equipment
  • Using a wide range of tools
  • Maintaining road networks
  • Installing a variety of specialist surface treatments to improve safety and provide decorative finishes
  • Spreading sand, asphalt, gravel and clay to build and maintain surfaces
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations
  • Lay flags and kerbs

Key skills to be successful in your application:

  • Ability to carry out manual work (be physically fit)
  • Follow direction and Instruction
  • Desire to learn and take on new responsibilities

Must be 18 or over on start date due to health and safety reasons

Location: Various locations in Liverpool/Knowsley          
Contracted hours: 7am to 4.30pm (overtime possible)                          
Hourly rate of pay: National Minimum Wage

Closing date: Monday 10 August 2020

How to apply: 
1. Download and complete the application form 

2. Include the job reference you are applying for in the subject box of an email and send it to theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk


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