Materials Testing Technician Apprentice CEMEX UK OPERATIONS LIMITED

We’re looking for a fearless apprentice who can make their mark with CEMEX. Your positive and service-focused attitude will shine through, and you’ll naturally innovate by sharing great ideas within the business. Duties will include testing and developing the performance of construction materials such as Aggregates, Asphalt, Concrete, Mortars and Screed.

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

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Closing date: 02 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Workings hours are 37.5 hours per week with the potential for overtime. Days and times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    02 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an Apprentice Materials Testing Technician, you’ll be working in the organisations Quality & Product Technology department, as a valued part of The CEMEX National Technical Centre team. 

You’ll be testing and developing the performance of construction materials such as Aggregates, Asphalt, Concrete, Mortars and Screed. 
Your work within the team will help CEMEX continue to innovate and develop market leading special products and to optimise our existing product performance.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Maintaining a safe working environment by following established laboratory procedures and active participation in H&S team activities
  • Undertaking routine testing of construction materials to ensure CEMEX customers continue to receive high quality products
  • Support the production of CEMEX special products by offering specialist on site support as part of a highly skilled and dynamic technical team
  • Participate in R&D activities to ensure CEMEX continue to provide customers with innovative construction solutions
  • Reporting of results to the Laboratory Manager for final report production and issue promptly

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

At Tiro we’re obsessed with changing lives through science and technology apprenticeships so we can’t wait to have you on board.

Over 21 months, you’ll devote a minimum of 6 hours of your working week on ‘off the job’ training. This can include theory training (for example, virtual lessons and online learning), alongside practical training (for example shadowing, mentoring, and time spent writing assignments. Together this will count towards a Level 3 Laboratory Technician apprenticeship. You’ll be trained by an expert tutor from Tiro as well as an experienced mentor at CEMEX who together, will make sure you develop the knowledge, skills, and work habits you’ll need to succeed in your career.

Being an apprentice is hands-on, so you’ll get the chance to learn things you might otherwise not have experienced in a university or college environment.

The best part? You’ll be earning a salary while you gain your qualifications, meaning no huge student loans to pay back at the end of the programme!

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There’s no limit to what you can achieve if you work for CEMEX, and the goal is to develop you, so you are a competent Materials Technician capable and willing to join the team at The CEMEX National Technical Centre in a full time, permanent position.
Hard work and determination will be recognised!

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired

Things to consider

We’re looking for someone who is an excellent communicator, with a team player attitude and the ability to think on their feet. Someone who can be flexible in their way of working, and willing to work flexible hours as and when needed. This dynamic role means your days will be varied, staying motivated and showing a willingness to take initiative is important and you’ll need to be comfortable with working in an outdoor environment too. To succeed in this apprenticeship, you’ll need bags of enthusiasm, be a fantastic collaborator and be hungry to learn! Even if this doesn’t sound quite like you, but you still think you could do a great job in the role, get in touch. We’re always open to wildcards.

About the employer

CEMEX UK is part of the global CEMEX family, which was founded in 1906 with the opening of a cement plant in the northern part of Mexico. By 1972 CEMEX had an established national presence in Mexico and by 1976 CEMEX became a market leader in Mexico and listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange. Since then, CEMEX has continued to grow into one of the world’s top companies in the industry, employing more than 40,000 employees globally in over 50 countries worldwide. CEMEX UK is the No1 UK suppler of Construction Materials providing innovative construction solutions for its UK Customers. In the UK, CEMEX also supplies asphalt, flooring solutions, concrete block and railway sleepers and generates around £775 million in annual sales, employing over 3000 employees at more than 60 sites nationwide. People who thrive at CEMEX are passionate about safety and always want to exceed expectations.




National Technical Centre


CV47 9RA

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Training provider



Helen Tomlinson

01273 776779

Apprenticeship standard

Laboratory technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Applications should be made through the Tiro website

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

Apply now

Closing date: 02 Jun 2023