Streetworks Operative

If you love the open road and are happy to roll up your sleeves and get stuck into some hard work, no matter what the weather, why not think about a job with a streetworks gang.

People who complain about roads being dug up probably don't appreciate how much is underneath them: gas mains, electricity and phone cables, and water mains.

And then you have the need to keep the thousands of miles of roads - from motorways to local roads - safe for vehicles and pedestrians to use. You could be quite busy!

You don't need any formal qualifications to become involved in streetworks, but recent changes in regulations now mean that at least one person on every job must be a qualified operative, and that any site must be managed by a qualified supervisor.

If you have the right qualification you could be far more valuable to an employer and have more opportunities to build your career and increase your pay.

Streetworks Qualifications

If you already have some experience of the job, our Certificate in Streetworks Excavations and Reinstatement for Operatives recognises your skills and knowledge.

You can also learn while you earn with an Streetworks apprenticeship.

For more information, browse for a qualification using the qualifications finder.

Where to study

Search for a centre that offers your chosen qualification by using the Find a Centre search box (on the top right of each page).

KEY INFO

Type of work:
Physical, outdoors.

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Who you could work for:
Usually contractors who are employed by local authorities and the Highways Agency.

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Likely hours:
Daytime but on busier roads maintenance is done at night to minimise disruption.

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Earning power*:
£12,000.

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Perfect for you if you are:
Physically fit, good with machinery, practical.

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You could even go on to:
Manage your own gangs.

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*Remember

Salaries are only a guide. We've quoted average figures and there will be some variation around the country and from employer to employer.

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