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Trainee Supervisor - Contracting

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Working as a Trainee Supervisor in our Contracting teams, you will get exposure to a broad range of supervisory roles and responsibilities. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to start out a career in operational management and learn the ropes from the ground up. Help us build the future!

Role Responsibility

Activities may include:

  • Overseeing all planning and milling operations for removing old road surfaces. Preparing the road surface for laying with sweeping and spraying operations, as well as ensuring safety of all supply chain work: Lining, signs, etc.​

  • Oversee health and safety on site / lorry movements / permits, risk assessments etc. Building an understanding of how to lead health and safety investigations. ​

  • Linking between the different functions, bringing teams together ​.

  • Overseeing laying of materials and material orders. Can include; measuring of roads and planning of job, learning how to deal with site hazards, learning how to carry out inductions, briefing and authorisations​.

This is a great opportunity to have hands on experience and get involved in the laying of materials process from start to finish. Rest assured we don’t expect you to hit the ground running from day one – you will initially start out by shadowing a supervisor or site manager​.

Working on site will involve working outside. It won’t always be glamorous but be assured your safety and health is our number one priority and full protective clothing and equipment is provided.  Your colleagues are there to help and look out for each other, and safety is everyone’s responsibility.​​​​​

While learning in your day-today role you will complete our level 4 Construction Site Supervisor qualification, giving you good grounding to start a career in our industry. Further details of the qualification can be found here:

The Ideal Candidate

Our people come from a variety of different backgrounds and prior experience isn’t always necessary for success. This following transferable skills and qualifications are beneficial in this role:

Qualifications required:

  • Five GCSEs (or equivalent) A-C or numbered equivalent (9-4) including English and Maths, or level 3 qualification, including A levels, NVQ, BTEC, or Level 3 apprenticeship


  • Safety Oriented​.

  • Organisational skills​.

  • Adaptability and willingness to overcome hurdles​.

  • Problem solving skills​,

  • Ability to communicate at all levels​.

  • Eye for detail – especially with health and safety​.

Why Tarmac

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 inc. BAME; LGBTQ+; Working Parents 
  • 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.

Tarmac Trading Limited

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