Apprentice Highway Engineer – Highway Services

15 December 2022
£36,298 - £38,296 / year

Job Description

The starting salary is £ £36,298 (Level One) rising to £38,296 (Level Two) on the first-year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period.

About the employer:

Nottingham City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities. We recruit for diversity and value difference. We particularly want to hear from you if you are from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community, identify within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) and if you are Disabled – these groups of people are underrepresented in our workforce, and we’d like to reflect our local population more through our recruitment processes.

About the role:

Highway Services are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join an ambitious and innovative team. The team has a central role in delivering transport projects that support the delivery of the Council’s Carbon Neutral 2028 Plan and other economic and environmental strategies. This is an exciting career opportunity for an Apprentice Highway Engineers to contribute to the delivery of highway maintenance activities and multi-million public sector transport programmes for Nottingham City Council.

The candidate must be positive, enthusiastic, highly motivated and able to demonstrate successful management of delivering highway maintenance and construction projects. The candidate’s attributes should indicate proven financial, strategic and technical experience and the ability to diplomatically resolve conflict and sensitive issues that arise from working within a team and the public realm.

This apprenticeship aligns with the ILM Level 3 Award and ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership & Management programmes. This is an active offer and learners will pick up the core skills and understanding needed to deal with management responsibilities and develop as leaders. On completion, apprentices may choose to register as Associate Members with the Chartered Management Institute and/or the Institute of leadership and management, to support their professional career development and progression.

As an employee we will be committed to ensuring that a structured plan is in place to support and enable you to complete your apprenticeship. More information about the content of the apprenticeship can be found at

The experience gained and responsibility held by the apprentice on completion of the apprenticeship will either wholly or partially satisfy the requirements for registration at this level.

This role will require a flexible approach to ensure operational service is maintained and may require early, evening, weekend or public bank holiday work.


  • Experience of highway work activities. Knowledge of the legislation, regulations and guidance for highway maintenance and construction works.
  • An awareness of CDM Regulations.
  • Knowledge of computer applications such as Confirm, AutoCAD and MS Office
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering or Higher National Certificate in Civil Engineering or construction related qualifications.

How to apply:

To apply, please submit an expression of interest to by no later than Tuesday 3 January 2023.

Your expression of interest should detail your qualifications, experience, skills and suitability for the role as contained in the job description and person specification and give reference to the requirements I have outlined above. Your expression of interest should be contained on a maximum of four pages. Should anyone wish to have an informal conversation before the closing date please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Kevin Charnley,  Tel: 07714063884