test

Road Construction Operative

Road construction operatives construct, repair and maintain roads and lay paving slabs and kerbstones to form pavements and street gutters.

Tasks

  • Removes damaged paving slabs and kerb stones, lays bedding of sand, concrete or mortar on prepared foundation, lays new slabs or stones and fills joints with mortar.
  • Spreads aggregate over road surfaces using shovel and lays markings on road surface.
  • Spreads bitumen, tar or asphalt and compacts surface using roller.
  • Heats bitumen in bucket, applies it to newly laid asphalt and beats or draws tamper head on asphalt to close joints.
  • Cuts away broken road surface with pick or pneumatic drill.
  • Inspects road surfaces for hazards or signs of deterioration, clears mud, weeds and debris from road and spreads grit or salt as required.

Typical Education Level

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 12% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£32,169

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for road construction operative is £32,169

681 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 681. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

jobs

Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for road construction operative roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £32,169 per year. That is about £2,681 per month or £16.50 per hour. New workers generally start on £23,042, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £49,457

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 681 people are employed in the region.

Apply or find out more

Marketing Permissions

Once we have your booking we would love to keep you informed of other, similar events you may be interested in. You can unsubscribe at any time. Your personal information will be processed in line with our privacy notice available on our policy page. Is this ok (please tick)?

Email
WhatsApp

By submitting this form you are consenting to Weston College recording and processing the personal information on this form, for any purposes of the college associated with the provision of advice and guidance to potential students on the range of courses available to them, college facilities and any other associated information. In accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018, the information will only be used for the above mentioned purposes.

You will need to complete a full enrolment form prior to starting your course.

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.