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Job Description

Highways Maintenance Worker or Road Workers help repair and build roads and motorways, they will lay drains, kerbs and pipes as well as operating plant and equipment.

Entry Requirements

There are no set requirements. Experience as a construction labourer and GCSEs or a college course in construction could help you get work.

You must have a driving licence and be over 18.

You could get into this job through an apprenticeship.

Career Path and Progression

With experience, you could become a road works team supervisor, known as a 'ganger'.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Construction labourer
  • Construction plant operator
  • Water network operative

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

A good level of fitness and practical skills as well as the ability to work as part of a team and follow written and verbal instructions. You would also need to be flexible with working hours as weekend and late nights may be required.

Starting Salary

£16,000 to £20,000

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