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Operative Apprentice

Job Introduction

Are you looking for an opportunity with a leading national business? If the answer is YES, Tarmac is recruiting for Apprentices in Norfolk, and this could be the ideal role for you.  Tarmac is the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business. Our innovative products and solutions not only deliver the infrastructure needed to grow the UK economy today but also help to create a more sustainable built environment for the country’s long-term future. 

 At Tarmac, our people have been shaping the world around us for more than 100 years, from the roads we drive on every day, to the buildings, airports, stadiums, offices and hospitals we live in and work in. We are very proud of our history and what makes us the company we are today. We also have huge ambitions for the future and want to continue our growth and innovation to remain at the leading edge of our industry.

We offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards. We’re looking for people who share this passion, enthusiasm and collaborative approach to join our team of over 7,000 employees across the UK.

Role Responsibility

The Norfolk Highways Maintenance contract provides us with the opportunity to offer 4 multi-skilled General Operative Apprenticeships to work in a busy environment delivering highway maintenance works to Norfolk County Council. Your role will be to ensure that works are delivered within programme, in a safe manner and commercial targets are met. Your fundamental duties will cover a wide range of highway maintenance skills including such works as groundworks, drainage, kerbing, concreting and asphalting. You will report directly to a works supervisor and will be working alongside a works gang. These experienced gang members will be assigned to coach and mentor you to ensure you fulfil the job role daily and receive the required level of support as part of the apprentice programme.

The apprenticeship will be backed up with formal block release training at a Tarmac approved college. In addition to this, we will also provide industry recognised Plant and Health and Safety training.

The Ideal Candidate

  • A flexible approach to the working day is required as weekend work and night work is possible and should be expected.
  • It would be ideal if you can drive but, if not, then it is essential that you have passed your driving test by the end of the programme as the work is mobile and you will need to travel across the Norfolk area
  • You are expected to achieve or hold a minimum of five GCSE passes at Grade 4 or above, including Maths and English.
  • There will be a need to keep a portfolio of the work skills you experience so you should have basic IT skills alongside the ability to communicate clearly. 
  • Previous experience in highway maintenance is preferable but not essential if you can demonstrate the desire and willingness to learn new skills and apply these in the workplace.

Why Tarmac

We offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits:

  • Highly competitive starting salary
  • 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
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Endless career opportunities after you have completed your apprenticeship as Tarmac are part of the global CRH family

If you feel you have the right aptitude to learn new skills in a working environment with formal college training to excel in the role of Business Administration Apprentice, we want to hear from you. Please click APPLY below to register your interest!

At Tarmac we are passionate that our workforce reflects the communities where we operate. Our ambition is that everyone regardless of level, role, or background will enjoy an environment of respect, inclusion and belonging. We actively remove barriers to ensure everyone is supported and can reach their potential with us. We take active steps to encourage people from a broad range of backgrounds to apply for jobs at Tarmac as we believe a diverse, inclusive company will enable everyone to thrive. We are a disability confident employer and will make reasonable adjustments as required. We are committed to support flexible working and believe getting the balance right is critical to personal and professional success.

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