Bright future for apprentices in street-lighting scheme

A member of BCC's street-lighting team in action
A member of BCC's street-lighting team in action

Bucks County Council is looking for new apprentices to join their street-lighting team.

The apprentices would be trained and then take an active role in street lighting maintenance, installation, electrical and civils work.

The team maintains around 30,000 street lights across the county, providing 24 hour emergency response cover.

Advances in technology have equipped the team to lead the way with projects such as LED street light replacement programme, central management systems and CCTV installations.

Ruth Vigor-Hedderly, Bucks County Council’s cabinet member for transport said: “This is an opportunity to work with a great team, combining learning on the job with a formal Level 3 NVQ qualification.

“It’s a solid foundation for a career in the industry.”

Would-be apprentices need five GCSEs at grades A-C including Maths, English, and Science, be physically fit and be able to work at height in an outdoor environment.