Safety, Health and Environment Technician Apprenticeship Level 3

Salary: £16,100

Location: Nationwide

Closes on: 4 March 2024 at 12:00pm

Programme start date: September 2024

Gain valuable experience whilst helping us to keep our people and our customers safe on the road network.

What you'll be doing

Our number one priority at National Highways is - and always will be - safety. As an apprentice Safety, Health and Environment Technician, you’ll play a key role in making sure that our colleagues, road workers and customers get home safe and well.

Working with experienced safety and occupational health professionals, you’ll get involved in supporting a variety of activities to deliver health, safety and wellbeing at National Highways. This includes:

  • Advising on safe planning, management and delivery of our day-to-day operations and major projects
  • Identifying health and wellbeing risks to our people and working with the business to remove, reduce and control them
  • Implementing safe systems of work and safety management systems
  • Inspiring and embedding a safety culture through our ‘Home Safe and Well - Be the Change’ programme

We’ll support you with a comprehensive learning and training programme to develop your skills and knowledge, with plenty of opportunities to apply your learning in the office and out on the network.

You’ll complete a Level 3 qualification, which will open the door to a variety of safety-related careers, or help you qualify for a higher level health and safety professional apprenticeship.

Find out more about the skills and knowledge criteria you’ll work towards on this apprenticeship.

You can choose any National Highways office location as your preferred base for this apprenticeship, providing you’re willing to travel to our other sites when needed.

What you'll get in return

By combining working and learning, you’ll gain valuable hands-on experience and pave the way for a bright future with us. We’ll support your development every step of the way and you’ll enjoy the chance to shape your future with personalised development plans and career guidance.

You’ll have:

  • A dedicated line manager, job mentors and a skills coach to provide encouragement, direction and career planning support
  • Flexible working arrangements and time away from your role for your studies
  • Opportunities to connect and network with other apprentices as part of our Early Talent community

As well as a competitive salary, you’ll also have access to a fantastic employee benefits package. Find out more about the benefits we offer at National Highways.

What you’ll need to succeed 

It takes all kinds of people to keep our organisation (and roads) moving. Whatever your age, whatever your background, an apprenticeship is just the start of a long, fulfilling career with us.

If you can show that you’ve got what we see in our apprentices every day, you’ll be a great match. You’ll have:

  • The ability to work effectively with others in a team
  • The ability to work to timescales, understanding when and how to prioritise
  • The ability to give and receive information effectively
  • The ability to write clearly and concisely
  • A desire and passion to grow your career at National Highways

You’ll also need to have these essential qualifications:

  • Minimum of five GCSEs (including English and maths, at grade C/grade 4 or above)
  • Good IT and communication skills

It is key to know all offers to onto our apprenticeships are subject to satisfactory completion of our pre-employment checks. This includes a Right to Work check, reference check and a DBS criminal record check.

About us

Our strategic road network carries a third of all traffic and two thirds of all our country's freight. By investing in the right projects (and in the brightest talent), we’re building a network that makes everyone better off.

 Safety, Engineering and Standards (SES) is an exciting place to work. Our key priorities are to support world class operational delivery and technical advice for our road network, provide support services to lead, enable and innovate in the development of the Strategic Road Network and provide expert advice on matters relating to health and safety. If you are looking for a challenging, exhilarating and world class organisation then join one of our dedicated, professional teams leading on technical services, health and safety, sustainability and diversity agendas for National Highways.

Why you should join us

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this. We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers. So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion in what you do, work effectively in a team and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation.

And finally 

Please complete your application as soon as possible, as we may close to new applications earlier than the current closing date.

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