Apprentice Operative - Road Surfacing tarmac/TP/112/5123 TARMAC TRADING LIMITED

Are you considering an apprenticeship to kick start your career? Come and join us as an Apprentice Operative in Road Surfacing at Tarmac, based from our Flax Bourton Site close to Bristol, you'll get 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. Shifts tbc.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    15 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties may include: ​

  • Working as part of a Road Surfacing Team you will gain an understanding of road surfacing and construction materials ​
  • Developing skills on mobile plant equipment ​
  • Attend, participate and understand the content of the daily briefing and any site specific inductions  ​
  • Fully understand site risk assessments prior to starting work on every occasion and make suggestions to the Team Leader to reduce or remove any identified risks
  • Display a pro-active attitude to health and safety and report any near hits to the Team Leader, stopping any witnessed unsafe behaviour
  • Liaise with customers & general public to ensure the highest level of safety is maintained. Contribute to keeping the working environment safe, ensuring our high standards are maintained ​
  • Be a role model in your approach to health and safety ​
  • Work collaboratively to build a culture of continuous improvement through teamwork and communication  ​
  • Maintaining a clean and safe working environment and ensuring safety comes before anything else! ​
  • Taking pride in all work completed and being determined to succeed!​

The training you will be getting

  • The apprentice will gain a Level 2 (GCSE equivalent) qualification in Road Surfacing
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required
  • Training will take place in block periods, with this being delivered at the Tarmac National Skills and Safety Park, based at Tarmac Way, Nether Langwith NG20 9JF
  • The location is a purpose-built facility where all operational staff complete learning, developing the right skills and capabilities to safely complete their roles

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Following successful completion of the apprenticeship, successful candidates will move into a Road Surfacing 'Operative' position
  • Operatives work as part of an asphalt machine lay gang, working on a variety of schemes such as motorways & airfields to new build carriageways, standard Local Authority street works as well as private, industrial & commercial works

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Logical, Team working, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

Role involves working outside in all seasons of the calendar. This is a physical role with travel across various sites.

About the employer

Tarmac is the largest construction materials company in the UK, with a wide variety of roles available both out and about and in the office. Joining will give you a chance to shape the world we live in, while building a successful career. Across our business we are reinventing, reshaping, and automating. Offering more sustainable, lean, and effective solutions to accelerate the switch to integrated and next-generation construction. End to end, we have a transparent strategy to progress toward digitally enhanced, Net Zero construction. Across the supply chain and in partnership with industry, academic, and environmental organizations we are collaborating to future-proof productivity, minimize viable product requirements, and balance the pace of change.




Stancombe Lane

Flax Bourton


BS48 3QD


Darren Page


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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

Road surfacing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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