Operations Management Apprenticeship Breedon Group

Are you a college leaver looking to kick start your career, with the opportunity to work towards a fully funded degree? If so and you’re interested in operations management and the extractives industry we believe we have the perfect opportunity for you!

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

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Closing date: 04 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £22,000.00

    Pension 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays on top Share Saver Scheme Life Assurance Access to our employee benefits platform, giving you discounts on a wide variety of high street shops and brands

  • Working week

    Generally 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday. Once every 8 weeks, the apprentice will need to attend Derby University for study days on a Friday and Saturday. A day off will be given in the week in lieu.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    5 Years

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    31 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher
    Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000226848

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Have you always had that knack for practical, hands-on tasks? Does being fast-tracked to a management role appeal to you?

  • At Breedon we are very ambitious, and you’ll be instrumental in helping us to build a bright and sustainable future by assisting our management teams in running safe and efficient operational sites.
  • On the programme you will spend time in our quarries, concrete, and asphalt plants, getting your hands dirty and working alongside our fantastic operations teams. You’ll be an ideal fit for this position if you enjoy building relationships and have a great sense of humour
  • Breedon is a home for inquisitive learners. Quarries, cement, and construction are no longer old-fashioned sectors. We’re providing the foundation for our lives, building the places where we live and work, play and in-between
  • As an Operations Management Apprentice, you’ll be involved in everything from production planning, quality, health and safety, transportation, extraction, and blasting

If you’re one to tiptoe around puddles with trepidation, maybe this role isn’t for you. You won’t be spending every day in a clean, corporate office swivelling on an office chair! If you have a natural affinity with the great outdoors, in all weathers, then now we’re talking!

The training you will be getting

  • Level 5 University Diploma in Mineral Product Studies and a Level 4 Diploma in Safety, Health & the Environment. The Apprenticeship programme is facilitated by Derby University
  • The programme structure and curriculum are designed to enable apprentices to meet the requirements of the level 5 Mineral Products Technician Standard

The programme is influenced by the principles of work-based learning. As such a flexible range of teaching and learning methodologies are used relevant to particular groups or practices. For example:

  • Face to face taught modules, every 8 weeks, combining tutor input with structured opportunities for discussion, reflection and planning for workplace application, offering theoretical underpinning whilst looking for links in the workplace
  • Upon successful completion of the L5 qualification, apprentices are then able to continue to complete L6 Hons degree in Minerals Product Management

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Successful completion of the apprenticeship typically leads to supervisory and management roles within our operations. For example Quarry Supervisor, or Assistant Quarry Manager

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Creative, Patience, Physical fitness

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any related subject - maths, business, engineering (Grade A-C) Essential

Things to consider

At Breedon we are very ambitious & you’ll be instrumental in helping us to build a bright & sustainable future by assisting our management teams in running safe and efficient operational sites. On the programme you will spend time in our quarries, concrete & asphalt plants, getting your hands dirty & working alongside our fantastic operations teams

About the employer

Breedon is a leading construction materials group in Great Britain and Ireland. Our GB division comprises fully-integrated aggregates and downstream products businesses throughout the UK . We supply aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete & mortar and concrete blocks, together with a range of specialist building products including clay bricks and tiles, other clay products, decorative aggregates and Welsh slate, which are sold throughout the UK and Ireland.

Employer

Breedon Group

Address

Coxhoe

Durham

DH6 4BB

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Training

Training provider

UNIVERSITY OF DERBY

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 products technician

Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

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

Stage 1 - application form and CV Stage 2 - telephone interview Stage 3 - face to face interview with our team

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

Apply now

Closing date: 04 Mar 2024