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Higher Apprentice - Technical 119/3921 TARMAC TRADING LIMITED

Working as a higher apprentice in our technical teams will give you exposure to working in a supervisory role within the function. 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.

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Closing date: 19 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary above is for the 1st 12 months on programme. After month 12, this programmes salary has the potential to increase to £20,810 depending on performance. You'll be eligible for a company wide bonus based on how we're performing as business.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm - 7.5 hours per 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?

  • We’ll value you as a fresh pair of eyes to support the site teams in improving quality and to think about new ways of working
  • You’ll support Technical Managers to manage their teams and functions.
  • You’ll be involved in all things technical from product sampling and testing, record keeping and tracking data, and investigating customer complaints with management. 

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

Mineral Products Technician Apprenticeship 
Successful competition will result in: Level 5 qualification in Technical - Mineral Products  
This includes learning about: 
- Mineral Extraction 
- Concrete (Readymix and Precast/Prestressed) 
- Cement and cementitious products 
- Asphalt & Pavements 
- Clays (Heavy and White) 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After successful completion of apprenticeship, you will be given the opportunity to move into a full time position as a Technician.  
Future progression opportunities in Tarmac are widely available with experience and include roles such as: Senior Technician and Technical Manager. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade C or above (4 or above)) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

Life on site will involve working both inside and outside. It won’t always be glamorous! However, your safety and health is our number one priority and full protective clothing and equipment is provided. Your colleagues are there to help and look out for each other, and safety is everyone’s responsibility. Must be 18 years of age before Sep 2023.

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.




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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