Apprentice Technician tarmac/TP/111/5123 TARMAC TRADING LIMITED

Are you considering an apprenticeship to kick start your career? Come and join us as an Apprentice Technician. This is an opportunity to start your construction career with on-going training and development, gaining an industry recognised qualification, with salary and benefits, and a chance to continue to progress within Tarmac.

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 in programme. After month 12, this programmes 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, with flexibility. Exact shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    03 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Product sampling and testing​
  • Undertaking basic maintenance and product inspections ​to make sure quality standards are being met​
  • Record keeping and tracking data​
  • Helping to keep the working environment maintained and safe, maintaining our high site standards​
  • Investigating customer complaints with management ​ 

The training you will be getting

  • The apprentice will gain a Level 2 qualification in Mineral and Construction Product Sampling and Testing
  • 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 permanent Technician position.  
The technician works as part of the Ready-mix business working across a variety of concrete plants within the South East ensuring products are to the highest standards for our contracts.  

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade Level 4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

This role will involve working outside, during all seasons of the calendar. It's a role where you'll work in different locations and support a number of sites. This is a physical role. Age: 18 due to licence to operate plant and equipment. Driving License: Required by 31 August 2024 based on being able to travel to various locations.

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.




Swainspark Industrial Estate



DE12 6JT


Tarmac Resourcing

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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

Mineral and construction product sampling and testing operations

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