Mobile and Static Processing Plant Apprentice Longcliffe Quarries

Longcliffe is a great place to work, with many long serving teams. We are a family-owned quarrying business that is passionately committed to the environment and the local community. We are offering a competitive package including, contributary pension scheme, heavily subsidised access to leisure centres and Simply Health medical cover. Working as part of the quarry &/or processing teams, learning through on-the-job experience within a tailored development programme.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40 to £21,673.60

    24 days per year holiday

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Varied shift hours, Monday to Friday. TBC

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Working as part of the processing plant team
    Gaining a grounding in working safely and attending various SHE training.
  • Learning on the job about how different pieces of processing equipment works, and how to operate and control it using the software.
  • Getting an overview of quarrying and processing operations.
  • Gaining an understanding of the high specification technical constraints required of the finished product and the role of quality control.
  • Working as part of the quarry &/or processing teams, learning through on-the-job experience within a tailored development programme

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

The successful candidate will be enrolled onto all the mandatory training covering safety, health & welfare, environmental & quality compliance. They will be trained up in the safe use of various plant, and the MPQC Level 2 Diploma in Mineral Product Processing Operations. In addition, a wide range of developmental training will be on offer, such as IOSH Working Safely, Mental Health Awareness and Geotechnical Awareness. Training will be varied between 3 occastions in Nottingham, Webinar delivery using Zoom and Teams and on site training from internal and external trainers. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The expectation will be that upon successful completion, the candidate will become a qualified mobile or fixed processing plant operative, and will drop into one of the many appropriate operational roles.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9 (A*-C)) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9 (A*-C)) Desired

About the employer

Longcliffe Quarries will be celebrating it’s centenary in 2027, and is one of the very few independent hard rock quarries left in England, and one of the largest which is still family owned. We employ over 180 people, some of whose forebears also worked for the company, and we’re proud of the fact that many others have been with us for more than 25 years. For many years we have recognised our responsibilities within the local community and to the environment in general. The company often hosts visits by local schools and is a regular venue for student groups studying geology, chemistry and environmental science from nearby universities.


Longcliffe Quarries


Longcliffe Quarries




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Apprenticeship standard

Mineral processing mobile and static plant operator

Level 2 (GCSE)

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