Safety, Health and Environment Technician Apprenticeship Level 3





Closing date:

19 April 2021

About the programme

Are you looking for a new role which will be varied, challenging and rewarding? Are you well organized with the ability to multi task? If so this could be the role for you!

Highways England are looking to recruit a Safety, Health & Environment (SHE) Technician Apprentice on a 2-year fixed term contract. SHE technicians engage with all sections within Highways England Operations to implement and review safe systems of work, investigate incidents and continue to develop a culture of safety as the company’s first imperative. As well as contributing to Highways England’s “Home, Safe and Well” ethos, apprentices will also be advising delivery teams on the statutory health, safety & environmental requirements that affect network operations.

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your own knowledge skills and contribute to better safety and wellbeing in the workplace with the benefit of support from your learning provider, experienced colleagues, and the wider business. During your apprenticeship you will gain experience in all aspects of business administration and will work towards achieving an Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) recognised Level 3 qualification, and gain eligibility to join the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) at affiliate level. 

This role will start in September 2021.

About you

  • You must hold (or be predicted) a minimum of five GCSEs (including English and Maths, at grade C/grade 4 or above)
  • You’ll evidence the ability to work effectively with others in a team environment
  • You’ll evidence the ability to work to timescales, prioritising where necessary
  • You’ll evidence the ability to give and receive information effectively
  • You’ll evidence the ability to write clearly and concisely
  • You’ll evidence you desire and passion to pursue a career within Highways England

About us

Making sure our customers have safe and reliable journeys is at the heart of everything we do in Operations. We keep the roads open for business and play a key role in making sure the network we manage is fit for purpose today and for the future. We achieve this through the delivery our capital programme, supporting customers on the road with our Traffic Officer Service and managing incidents effectively.

Why you should join us

At Highways England, safety is our number one priority. It is one of our core values, as well as a behaviour we expect from our people.

Our vision is that everyone who uses our roads, as well as those who work for us, get home, safe and well. Our Home Safe and Well approach sets out our commitments and how our employees can contribute.

Working for us, you’ll recognise the behaviours required to achieve our vision, and help create a fair and just culture for us all. You should be able to fully understand the hazards and risks that are involved in your work, and follow our procedures safely.

We want you to feel able to raise health, safety and wellbeing concerns with your colleagues, and to challenge unsafe conditions or behaviours wherever you see them. We’re always seeking to improve our performance, and want you to be at the heart of that - helping us all get home safe and well.

And finally

And finally, we reserve the right to close before the advertised closing date, so we recommend completing your application as soon as possible.