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Apprentice Operational Support

Closing date
18 May 2022

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Construction & Property
Role Type
Graduate, Other work and training
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We are currently looking for 3 Apprentice Operational Support to work with experience staff and assist them in their duties while gaining the knowledge and experience of the Surface Treatments Colas provide.

In return for your commitment, we offer a 3-year road map and the opportunity to build skills through on-the-job training and personalised mentoring to ensure you achieve a National recognised Qualification.

At the end of your successful training and qualification completion we are hopeful that we will offer a permanent position.

Package DescriptionAs well as a highly competitive salary, Colas offers some great benefits with this role, including:
• A generous pension contribution
• Life assurance cover (x4 basic salary)
• 25 days annual leave + bank holidays (with the option to buy/sell more)
• Flexible working policy
• Opportunity to study towards a professional qualification fully funded
• Ongoing training and personal/professional development
• Discounts on car leasing, holidays, cinema tickets, restaurants and much more through our online employee benefits portal

Main ResponsibilitiesThis is a very varied position that covers many different aspects of road surfacing treatments, you will travel (van provided) to different sites supporting Contract Managers and Foremen to deliver contracts to the very highest of standards.

You will learn to undertake observations, data acquisition, inspections, surveys and make assessments in connection with the condition of the Highway and learn to prepare high quality recommendations to submit to the commercial department for pricing.

This role will also involve carrying out accurate pre and post measures, surveys/inspections/designs and recording the outcomes maintaining good records. You will monitor works and learn to identify and eliminate causes of failure leading to a better overall process.

Colas are committed to safety and lowering environmental impact, this will mean all tasks you complete will be done with these two things in mind.

The Ideal CandidateTo succeed in this role you will need to be a highly motivated and adaptable individual that will embrace the opportunity to learn about all aspects of road surfacing treatments , in a practical setting.

Because of the nature of the role you will need very good time management skills and an ability to prioritise your own workload to achieve the best results for the team and our customers.

A passion for safety and environmental issues will help you go far in this role as will an analytical mind that wants to help solve problems


?? GCSE Maths & English at grades A-C

?? Experience of Microsoft Applications (Outlook/Word/Excel)

?? Driving License

Travel and staying away will be an essential requirement

About The CompanyColas Ltd are a UK subsidiary of the global Colas Group, which operates in over 50 countries worldwide and employs over 55,000 people including over 1500 in the UK across multiple sites. We are specialists in highways construction and have been involved in large scale UK and international construction projects within the highways, airfields and marine sectors as well as offering highways maintenance services and manufacturing our own innovative surfacing products. We hold a 'Gold Investor in People' award for continuously developing and rewarding our employees, offering excellent career potential.

Colas is fully committed to promoting equality and diversity and maintaining a culture of fairness, transparency and respect for all employees, clients, communities, suppliers, contractors and other stakeholders. Colas aims to be inclusive, meet diverse needs and promote awareness and ownership in the workplace and the communities in which we serve.

Colas values the strength and differences that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation and believes that by harnessing these differences, we will foster a productive environment where equity and mutual respect are intrinsic, where talents are being fully utilised and organisational goals are met
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