Apprentice Supervisor - Contracting tarmac/TP/112/5146 TARMAC TRADING LIMITED

Are you a school or college leaver, or potentially looking for a change of career? Join us as an Apprentice Supervisor at Tarmac, based at our Salford office in Manchester, you'll get hands on experience in various tasks that will help develop your skills, qualify and allow you to progress within the business!

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

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary included above is for the 1st 12 months whilst on programme. After month 12, this salary increases. If you are aged 21 or over on your first anniversary, your salary will increase in line with national minimum wage.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, fully flexible, 9 hour days however this includes a 1 hour lunch break. Exact shifts to be confirmed. Due to hours and shifts applicants are required to be 18+.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    15 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties may include: ​

  • Planning and overseeing milling operations for removing old road surfaces, preparing the surface for laying with sweeping & spraying operations and ensuring safety of all supply chain work: Lining, Signs, etc.​
  • Planning and overseeing health and safety on site / lorry movements / permits, risk assessments etc and building an understanding of how to lead health and safety investigations. ​
  • Linking between the different functions within the business, bringing teams together ​
  • Planning and overseeing laying of materials and material orders.
  • This will include: measuring of roads and the planning of the job, learning how to deal with site hazards, learning how to carry out inductions, briefings and authorisations​
  • Accurate daily recording of works completed including assessing costs and valuations​
  • This is a great opportunity to have hand on experience and get involved in the laying of materials process from start to finish. Rest assured we don’t expect you to hit the ground running from day 1– you will initially start out by shadowing a supervisor or project manager​
  • You’ll have the opportunity to develop your business knowledge and share any best practices you observe. We’ll value you as a fresh pair of eyes to support the site teams in improving quality, processes and production, we want you to build the confidence to challenge, think about new ways of working and help our business to improve! ​
  • You’ll support Managers to manage their teams and functions whilst being involved in operations
  • You will play a key role in important projects to help improve the way we work and deliver added value ​to our clients who you will have interaction with
  • You’ll play an important role in driving a positive culture, challenging us when something doesn’t feel right, or where there are opportunities to improve our safety performance
  • Taking pride in all work completed and being determined to succeed!​
  • Role will involve travelling to different sites. 

The training you will be getting

  • Civil Engineering Senior Technician Level 4​
  • A Level 4 qualification in Construction and Built Environment that meets the knowledge requirements of the standard and is approved by the Engineering Council as meeting the learning outcomes specified for Engineering Technician (EngTech) at level 4
  • Day release for studying 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • After successful completion of apprenticeship, you will be given the opportunity to move into a full-time position as a Supervisor 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade C or above (Level 4 or above)) Desired

Things to consider

Working outside. Physical role with travel. Age: 18​. Driving Licence: Required. Role is easily commutable from Manchester, Warrington, Stockport, Wigan, Oldham, Salford, Pendlebury, Swinton, Old Trafford, Eccles, Eccles, Old Trafford, Prestwich, Cheadle, Wythenshawe, Tyldesley, Ashton-under-Lyne, Bolton, Rochdale and Heywood.

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.





Langley Road


M6 6JQ


Darren Page

07483 939300

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Civil engineering senior technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Feb 2024