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Higher Apprentice - Operations Management - 109/3918 TARMAC TRADING LIMITED

Working as a Higher Apprentice in our Operational teams you will get exposure to numerous elements of our manufacturing process and what it takes to manage our plants. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to start out a career in Operational management and learn the ropes from the ground up.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 19 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary included above is for the 1st 12 months whilst in programme. After month 12, there is a potential salary increase to £20,810. You'll be eligible for a company wide bonus based on how we're performing as a business, and other flexible benefits.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm, 7.5 hours a day.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Given exposure to different products through rotations or secondments during your apprenticeship
  • Support the site teams in improving production efficiency
  • Support Site Managers, Maintenance Managers and Operations Managers in the running of their teams and functions
  • Basic maintenance and inspections on site

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The apprentice will receive a Level 5 qualification in Mineral Products Technician. The training at the University of Derby will be a block release. The on-the-job training will be given on various sites within Tarmac.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once qualified, you can become a Production Manager.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs or equivalent including Maths and English (Grade C (Level 4) or above) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent Any (Grade Level 3) Essential

Things to consider

This role will involve working outside, during all seasons of the calendar. It's a role where you'll work in different locations and support a number of sites, and your colleagues are there to help and look out for each other. This will be a physical role with travel included.

About the employer

With 150 years of experience and heritage to our name, we’re a national network of local businesses, combining the knowledge and expertise of two of the construction industry’s most iconic brands: Tarmac, pioneers and inventors of the modern road, and Blue Circle, the company that patented Portland Cement. We employ around 7,000 people across a network of more than 400 sites across the UK. Tarmac is part of CRH, the world's leading building materials business.




3 Trinity Park, Bickenhill Lane


B37 7ES

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Mineral products technician

Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

Employer's Application Instructions

1. Register, complete and submit your application form. We'd recommend you complete some research about us, and development opportunity available. 2. Your application will be reviewed within 5 working days. We'll advise if we can progress you through to our next stage. 3. Suitability Screening - Video Call with a member of the team about your motivations to join 4. Following shortlisting, you'll attend a final interview day on site

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 19 Mar 2023