You can build on asphalt

Asphalt builder

What do asphalt builders do?

Motorways, trunk roads or city streets are prerequisites for traffic to move. It is important that the pads are safe and last a long time. Road surfaces are therefore made by specialists from asphalt, a mixture of bitumen and aggregates. Depending on whether, for example, car roads, bridges, bicycle paths or footpaths are being built, asphalt pavers use different asphalt mixtures. The versatile specialists are also involved in the construction of halls or workshops and show that they have mastered various work techniques.

Asphalt builder ...

  • provide road surfaces for z. B. motorways, trunk roads, city streets, bike paths, footpaths or halls
  • prepare mastic asphalt and asphalt mastic (mixture of aggregates and bitumen binding agent) and install them
  • seal surfaces against seepage and surface water
  • seal the roadways and sidewalks on bridges
  • ensure the slope in the right direction and install drainage systems
  • carry out heat and sound insulation measures
  • apply plastic coatings to mastic asphalt
  • maintain tools, equipment and machines

Asphalt builders work for ...

  • Industry-
  • Bridges
  • Deep
  • Hydraulic engineering companies

As a rule, they are also trained there.

Who is the job for?

Applicants should ...

  • be technically skilled and technically interested
  • like to work in a team
  • be strong and be able to grab hold of it
  • handle devices and machines carefully

What is particularly good?

  • various activities and different areas of application
  • independent work
  • lots of exercise

The training is not suitable ...

  • if you have sensitivity or respiratory disease

How is the training structured?

Entry requirements

In principle, no specific previous training is required for the start of the apprenticeship. Most companies, however, expect at least a secondary school leaving certificate. An intermediate examination takes place before the end of the second year of training. The training ends after three years with a passed final exam.

Training allowance

The amount of the training allowance varies greatly depending on the economic sector and region, sometimes even depending on the company. The respective collective bargaining partners, i.e. the employers' associations and trade unions, agree on how much you will earn during and after your training. They can give you precise information. You can find out which employers' association or which union is responsible for your apprenticeship at your Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the professional association or the local employment office.

What can I do with my job later?

Vocational training is the first step towards professional life. Then it goes on, for example as a road builder. The goal can of course also be professional independence. One thing is clear: nobody has to do the same thing in the same job all their life. On the contrary: Anyone who wants to have good chances on the job market or as a self-employed entrepreneur today has to be flexible and receive regular further training. There are plenty of courses, courses or seminars to specialize in, e.g. B.

  • Construction machinery and construction equipment
  • Civil engineering and civil engineering
  • Concrete and reinforced concrete construction

Under certain conditions, e.g. B. several years of professional experience, various training courses are possible, including:

  • Trainer (responsible for training apprentices)
  • Foreman
  • Road builder
  • Technician specializing in structural engineering

After attending a technical college, it is possible to study at a technical college (FH), including:

Letter info

Asphalt builder ...

... provide road surfaces for e.g. B. motorways, trunk roads, city streets, bike paths, footpaths or halls

Particularly good is ...

... to have various activities and different areas of application as well as to work independently

Applicants should ...

... be technically skilled and interested in technology, enjoy working in a team, be strong and be able to grab hold of things, handle devices and machines carefully Duration of training?

3 years

Who is training?

Industrial, bridge, civil and hydraulic engineering companies

Earnings during training and at work?

Information on this is provided by the chamber, employment office, professional association, employers' association and trade union.

Career opportunities?

e.g .: trainer (responsible for training apprentices), foreman, road builder, technician specializing in construction technology, graduate civil engineer