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Road Worker

Road worker raking and levelling tarmac

A road worker helps to build new roads and pavements, repair or improve existing ones, and bury cables underneath the road surfaces. They are also called Highway Maintenance Operatives and Vehicle Restraint Operatives.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Pay rates vary, depending on:

The apprentice rate, for those aged under 19 or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship, is £6.40 an hour (1 April 2024).

Starting pay is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW) or the National Living Wage (NLW).

As of 1 April 2024 the National Minimum Wage is £8.60 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20. The National Living Wage for those aged 21 and over is £11.44 an hour. This can rise up to around £15.00 an hour or more with experience. You can earn extra through overtime and shift allowances.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Look for jobs with local authorities as well as with private civil engineering companies and building contractors.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
1589
5.5 %
RISE
2029
1677
  United Kingdom
2024
13654
3.8 %
RISE
2029
14175

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What Does it Take?

You need:

Training

Getting On

More Information

For more information please see the list of organisations below: 

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

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