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General Business Management Graduate

Job Introduction

Are you a Graduate looking for the next step of your career?  Then please read on as we may just have the role for you…

At Tarmac, ‘who you are’ matters.  We want to get to know you.  If you share our values and are proud of a job well done, collaborative in working well with others and ambitious to make things better, then have a read of what we have on offer. 

We are currently recruiting for a General Business Management Graduate to join our Cement and Packed Products Team based at our offices in Solihull, West Midlands but must be mobile.

Here at Tarmac, we are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.

Role Responsibility

As part of the UK and Ireland Operational teams, you as a General Business Management Graduate will participate in our 2 year graduate scheme. A typical day will give you exposure to the Cement & Packed division of Tarmac, you will play an important role in an organisation that produces cementitious products destined for the UK construction industry and what it takes to manage our Tarmac teams. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to start out a career in Management and learn the ropes from the ground up. You will play an important role in keeping UK infrastructure moving. An exciting role where you can see the output of your hard work all around you (quite literally!)​

Key focus of General Business Management Graduate positionnot exhaustive:

  • Learn about all Operational aspects, gaining a detailed understanding via a dedicated Tarmac development programme and the CRH international programme
  • Whilst your first 2 years will work at various locations, you will then be expected to gain valuable experience in areas across our UK and Ireland Cluster or participate in an exciting international assignment
  • You will have the opportunity to work at our operational sites including across our Cement and Packed Products portfolio
  • To help broaden your management development you will spend time in a varied cross-section of our Packed Products business, such as Commercial, Marketing, Technical, Operations, Engineering, Customer Services, Logistics & Supply Chain
  • You’ll work on rotation to maximise your exposure, develop your business knowledge and share best practices within our business, typically your rotations will be in this team
  • You will support Managers in the management of their functions, learning about these roles from the ground up to give you a good basis to drive your career forward at Tarmac. This will involve taking a hands-on approach to operating mobile plant, learning production processes, keeping sites clean and safe, Health, Safety & Environmental Audits, and people management​
  • You will have the chance for plenty of hands-on experiences and become a vital part of the team, actively participating in day-to-day business activities and interacting with customers and other key stakeholders.  At the same time gaining experience in areas such as product development, technical optimisation and our “end-to-end” commercial processes, including sales and marketing
  • At Tarmac, safety is our No.1 priority, you work safely, and you go home safely at the end of the day. 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​!

Key Operational Colleagues you will liaise with in this role of General Business Management Graduate:

  • Commercial Teams - Supply Chain & Logistics Teams - Technical & Quality Teams - Operational Teams – Health & Safety Team – Engineering Team – HR Area Teams – Industry Bodies – Customers

ESSENTIAL – you must hold a full UK manual car driving licence with no more than 6 points as you will have access to a company vehicle for this role in visiting other sites

What you get from us:

  • Your line manager and mentor will give you help and guidance throughout your graduate programme
  • The Tarmac Graduate community, who you will collaborate and spend time with throughout your graduate experience
  • Your Operations colleagues, who most of your daily interactions will be with
  • Human Resources​, here to support the development of your career with Tarmac

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful for this role the ideal candidate for the position of General Business Management Graduate will have, or be able to demonstrate:

ESSENTIAL Qualification

  • A Degree that you followed your passion in
  • Willing to work in different locations across UK and Ireland (and international assignments in the future)


  • Organisational, Communication and Analytical skills
  • Passionate about working safely
  • Motivated to make a difference and loves a challenge

  • Enthusiastic about starting a career in the building materials industry

Why Us

In addition to the role of General Management Graduate we offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives, and benefits:

  • Bonus scheme 
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement 
  • Contributory pension scheme 
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc. 
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice 
  • Access to join our Employee Communities (employee networks) we currently have nine communities inc. (REACH) Religious, Ethnic, Cultural Heritage, LGBTQ+, Parents & Carers, Ability, Wellbeing, Female Voice, and Menopause
  • Training and development opportunities 

Interested? Why not click here to find out more?  Go on… are you ready to build your future? 

Tarmac is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community. 

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