Plant & Works Engineering
New Highways Academy to train A14 apprentices
Published:  28 October, 2016

SPL_JOHN_HAYES_MP_VISITS_WATA_03.jpgA new academy to train apprentices to work on the £1.5 billion A14 bypass - Britain’s biggest road upgrade – was officially opened by Roads Minister John Hayes on 17 October.

The Highways Academy will train 129 new apprentices and graduates during the A14 upgrade works, and is run by Huntingdon-based West Anglia Training Association (WATA).

Highways England says it is investing in talent, and the courses will provide road construction and maintenance training to help deliver not only the A14, but support the Government’s record road investment up and down the country over the coming years.

Roads Minister John Hayes said:

“The A14 bypass is a massive road upgrade, a vital road for Cambridgeshire, and will drastically improve journeys, making them quicker, safer and more reliable for motorists.

We are spending a record £15 billion on improving our roads and it is only right this not only benefits motorists, but also provides people with jobs and skills they need for the future. These apprentices are helping build the largest road upgrade in Britain, they can be justly proud.”

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