Apprenticeships on offer with Kier Highways in Northamptonshire

The company is looking for apprentices in the area

By Stephanie Weaver
Thursday, 18th February 2021, 11:21 am
Updated Thursday, 18th February 2021, 11:24 am

Apprenticeships with one of the UK's leading construction and infrastructure companies are up for grabs in Northamptonshire.

Kier Highways held a series of virtual events last week to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week.

The events were held countrywide to explore the different career opportunities and paths a person can follow within the highways industry.

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The Kier offices in Rushden

Speaking about National Apprenticeship Week, Kier Highways talent, development and inclusion manager, Tracey Collins, said: “We have an abundance of career opportunities at Kier Highways.

"Under usual circumstances we’d be able to physically host recruitment events and career workshops at schools.

"Until we can do that again, we wanted to host virtual information sessions for any young person interested in a career in highways."

Kier Highways, which provides the highways services on behalf of Northamptonshire County Council, is currently looking for multiple highways maintenance operative apprentices in the Northamptonshire area.

These roles include 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 will receive a Level 2 Highways Maintenance Skilled operative qualification, a nationally recognised qualification to kick-start your career in the Highways industry.

For more information about the apprenticeships, click here.

The closing date for applications is March 7.

Kier is a UK construction and infrastructure services company delivering vital economic and social infrastructure with offices across the the country, including in Rushden.

Kier is currently building the new prison at Wellingborough, which will be known as HMP Five Wells, after being awarded the £253 million contract by the Ministry of Justice under its Prison Estate Transformation Programme.

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