HGV Poling Operatives

September 28, 2022 | Comments Off on HGV Poling Operatives

We're looking for an experienced HGV Poling Operative to join our Poling team based in Basingstoke. Within this role, you will have the opportunity to work on the installation and replacement of openreach' poling network in the Hampshire, Berkshire regions.

Location: Basingstoke - Working in the Hampshire and Berkshire regions.

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £35 - £42k +OT (depending on experience)


As an experienced HGV poling operative, working on the BT ONSA contract in Hampshire and Berkshire including the Isle?of?Wight. You will be building/maintaining the BT Openreach telegraph pole network, replacing, planting,?dressing,?and maintaining poles.? Your day to day will include:

  • Replacing "D" poles
  • Planting and dressing new poles
  • Maintaining the pole network
Who are we looking for?

The role of HGV Poling operative is great for you if:

  • You have poling experience working in the openreach overhead network
  • Hold a full CAT C HGV driving licence with less than 3 points
  • Driver CPC with a minimum of 6 months remaining on the qualification (Including a Digital Tachograph card)
  • "Can Do" attitude and able to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Poling relevant accreditations to be valid for a minimum of 4 months (demonstratable via Smart Awards)
  • Customer focused mindset
We're all about finding potential here at Kier, and transferable skills are always welcome! So even if you don't tick every box, please apply and we can have a chat. We want to hear from candidates from all backgrounds and experiences, and we especially encourage those from underrepresented communities to get in touch with us.

If you require any reasonable adjustments during any part of the application process, please get in touch at to discuss and arrange these.

Benefits at Kier

We're proud to be able to offer our fantastic employees a wide variety of benefits that you can tailor to your needs. Some of our favourites include:

  • Support in obtaining further qualifications.
  • New and enhanced family friendly policies, including eight weeks paternity leave, 26 weeks maternity leave, pregnancy loss leave, surrogacy leave, menopause guidance and more
  • Green car scheme
  • A free healthcare app giving you access to clinicians and experts on fertility, pregnancy and baby, menopause and men's health
  • An additional two days' leave to take part in volunteering activities of your choice.
And so much more! You can read the full details of all our benefits on our website


Who is Kier?

We're made up of six business units, Group Functions, Construction, Highways, Infrastructure, Utilities and Property, and as a group, our purpose is to sustainably deliver construction and infrastructure services which are vital to the UK. Look at our sustainability objectives: https://www.kier.co.uk/sustainability/

At the core of all our projects is technical excellence, utilising the latest building methods and innovations to ensure we offer the best value to our clients as sustainably as possible.

Our projects are those that support the local communities we work in, helping them thrive and progress. We are collaborative, trusted and focussed in all that we do, and our people are essential in helping us achieve our goals.

Diversity and inclusion

Making Kier a diverse and inclusive place to work is a huge priority for us. We're proud of the steps we've taken so far, but we know we must always do more. Our employees are key in shaping Kier's diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives, and our people have made a huge impact on how we work, by using their experiences to shape our policies and initiatives.

You can see more about our D&I action plan here: https://www.kier.co.uk/media/6668/di-roadmap-2021.pdf

Closing date: 28th October 2022

Please note, interviews may take place before the closing date, and we reserve the right to close applications early.