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Trainee Traffic Maintenance Engineer

Staffordshire / Field Based
Closing date
26 Jul 2024

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Telent are now looking for a Trainee Traffic Maintenance Engineer to join a talented team of Traffic Signals specialists in the Staffordshire/Stoke-on-Trent regions. Due to growth and demand from our customer(s), we in a position to grow our Traffic team in this region. This is a “Field based” role – the successful applicant MUST hold a full UK driving license and be comfortable to travel. 

Are you looking for an opportunity where you can learn new skills and are looking to kick-start a new career maintaining National, mission-critical Transport and Traffic infrastructure? Are you looking for an accredited and structured training programme to really test your capabilities? Then look no further and apply now!

When you join our Engineering Team at Telent, you'll be empowered to innovate and drive common solutions, working closely with technical experts who are proud of the impact their work makes. Come join a high-performing team doing complex and critical work. Help build and keep the nation's critical infrastructure connected and protected 24/7. 

Trainee Traffic Maintenance Engineer - What you’ll do: 

As a Trainee Traffic Maintenance Engineer, you will work closely with one of our experienced Traffic Engineers to troubleshoot, fix, maintain, and test a range of Traffic Signals / Traffic Lights and electrical equipment that is associated with this, in and around the Staffordshire/Stoke-on-Trent regions. Training isn’t in a classroom, it is a healthy mix of ‘on the job’ learning, providing you with an opportunity to work towards an NVQ in Electrical Installations and Sector based certifications such as ECS and the National Highways Sector Scheme (NHSS) Chapter 8, enhancing your knowledge and capabilities in this area of Engineering. 

Trainee Traffic Maintenance Engineer - Who you are: 

You will naturally have an interest in being ‘hands on’ and be willing to learn a new skillset. The prospect of troubleshooting, fixing, testing and maintaining (traffic) electrical equipment must excite you. Any previous experience working within an electrical or engineering environment is preferred but not essential, providing you are willing to embrace a new role and you are determined to learn. 

Trainee Traffic Maintenance Engineer - Key requirements / behaviours: 

  • Highly motivated, willing to learn on the job and via online sources 
  • Ability to problem solve and provide ideas. Ultimately the job requires you to think outside the box, and work through “fault finding instructions” 
  • Full UK Driving Licence holder 
  • Able to and willing to undertake a Drugs & Alcohol test to ensure compliancy 
  • Willing to be on “standby” once fully trained and competent
  • Have good people/communications skills; able to communicate at different levels with multiple stakeholders and multiple levels

What we offer: 

A career at Telent can span sectors, roles, technologies and customers giving you the opportunity to develop, learn new skills and make an impact. We are growing and we rely on our committed Team to deliver. 

We nurture the talent that makes this happen, by our on-going commitment to create an inclusive culture that not only respects but values difference and celebrates diverse ideas. We want everyone to be themselves and to thrive at work. 

The additional benefits with this role: 

  • Fully kitted out Commercial Vehicle plus fuel card
  • Overtime options
  • Great development and progression opportunities
  • 34 days holiday, including public holidays, plus the option to buy or sell five days each year 
  • Company matched pension scheme 
  • A range of family friendly policies 
  • Occupational health support and wellbeing Portal 
  • Discounts on Cinema, Restaurants and Shopping with Telent Reward scheme.

About Telent: 

Telent is a leading technology company and specialist in the design, build, support and maintenance, drawing on decades of experience in mission critical communications and technology. The work we do helps connect thousands of people and communities, using the best technology and innovation available. When you join us, you’ll have the opportunity to make a real impact on all our futures by fulfilling your potential and delivering high performance. We work together to make everyday life work better for everyone. You’ll be part of a team of more than 3,000 brilliant people committed to getting the job done well.  

Brilliance brought together.

We are guided by our values and behaviours:

  • Be Inclusive
  • Take Responsibility
  • Collaborate
  • Be Customer-focussed


Careers site:

Current vacancies: Search Jobs - Telent Careers (

Key locations: Warwick (HQ), London, Belfast, Camberley, Chorley, Dublin with other locations across the UK   

About Telent

Telent specialise in the effective operation of critical national infrastructure and are at the heart of many of the UK’s and Ireland’s best-known brands. We design, deliver and support solutions and services which enable organisations to create, improve and operate the ICT and communication networks that their businesses depend on. Telent operate within various industry sectors including Transport, Emergency Services, Network Providers, Higher Education and Public Sector.

Innovative digital technologies are at the forefront of the UK’s busy Strategic Road Network to keep road users safe and services running smoothly. Transport for London, National Highways and many local authorities use our services for monitoring and controlling road usage, providing up-to-date traffic information and above all, protecting our roads and those that use them.

With traffic congestion and increasingly complex transport systems, our product and service offerings provide complete intelligent solutions. Our responsive approach to our customers, is key in an age where users expect seamless communication, regardless of the technology employed. Our highways solutions include asset management, traffic signal control & maintenance, CCTV, National Digital Infrastructure, 5G private networking and control rooms.  

We’re passionate about creating an environment that champions diversity and inclusion, where everyone feels they belong, can be themselves and empowered to reach their full potential. People are at the heart of our business, and we believe that our teams should reflect the diverse experiences and backgrounds of the communities we support.

Link to our Corporate Video:

Why Join Telent? People, Impact, and Opportunity

People - Our People join, stay, and demonstrate high performance because they have a shared passion and belief - and a voice. They care about their work because they know their contribution is valued.

Impact - Telent does work that is stimulating, challenging and important. Our People are proud to be building and maintaining critical infrastructure.

Opportunity - We provide equal opportunities for all our People to fulfil their potential and achieve their career aspirations.

Brilliance brought together.

Rewards and Benefits

At Telent, we offer a competitive benefits package additional to the fundamental benefits you’d expect. We invest in people, providing an extensive range of benefits to help you financially, reward you for your efforts, and support your life outside of work. This extensive range is unique to Telent and includes benefits supporting balancing work and home life, health and wellbeing, recognition, and tax-friendly benefits you deserve.  Benefits typically include:   

  • 34 days holiday, including public bank holidays, plus the option to buy or sell five days each year
  • Company matched pension scheme (up to 6% contribution matched)
  • Career development opportunities
  • A range of family friendly policies
  • Occupational health support and wellbeing portal
  • Discounts on Cinema, Restaurants and Shopping with Telent Reward scheme

Where roles allow, colleagues have the flexibility to design their own work pattern so their professional and personal lives can fit better together. Many of our roles allow hybrid working providing the flexibility to work from both home and our offices.

Our Values

At Telent our values and behaviours are extremely important, and they highlight what matters to us. We strive to Be Inclusive; we respect and learn from each other. We Take Responsibility for our actions and drive development and career progression. We seek to Collaborate creating opportunities for teamwork and a ‘One Talent’.  Customer Focused, we strive for continuous improvement and build and maintain trust with our customers. From the moment you join Telent, you’ll be in good company. Our people may come from different backgrounds, but all share the same drive to succeed and can-do attitude.


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