16 November 2023 | Our Work | Skills

Highways Maintenance Academy needs your support

The Highways Maintenance Academy is now up and running at Salford City College and the first cohort of students have commenced their highways apprenticeship.

An outdoor area for apprentices to be able to carry out the practical element of their apprenticeship is also in the final stages of development.

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) is calling on the highways community to continue to pledge support to the project by donating consumable materials that will used in the final stage of construction of the outdoor area and support the students in their future learning. Materials required are:

• Kerbs (mixed straight and radius)
• Flags of any description
• MOT – 10mm
• Shuttering 6″x2″ timber
• Any street furniture such as railings, bollards etc
• Steel pins for setting out and reinforcing

The Highways Maintenance Academy cost in the region of £120k to create and has already received widespread support from the highways community. Approximately £90k in donations of materials and equipment has been received from the sector to date and LCRIG were proud to be able to donate the cabin that the students will use in the outdoor practical area. LCRIG is hoping with continued support, the highways community can complete this important initiative and help support the next generation.

Can you help?

If you would like to donate or if you are interested in finding out more about the project, please contact us at [email protected].

Thank you to all of the organisations who have already pledged their support to the Highways Maintenance Academy:




Image – LCRIG: LCRIG’s Keely Metcalfe and Kerry Winstanley meeting the first cohort of apprentices.