Coinciding with National Apprenticeship Week (14-18 March), Tarmac - the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company - has announced the creation of up to 50 new apprenticeships for 2016, including nine higher apprentices. They contribute to Apprenticeship Week’s ‘Pledge-o-meter’, which shows how many apprenticeships are being created by businesses throughout the country.
Guy Tooth works for Tarmac’s Contracting business. After having successfully completed his apprenticeship, he now works as a highways operative in the Midlands. Guy said: “Tarmac’s apprenticeship programme has given me more opportunities than I ever hoped. My contribution was valued and everyone was incredibly supportive of both my studies and in sharing their experience with me. I am now mentoring the newest apprentice to have recently joined our team and I am hoping to supervise my own gang in the near future ”
Martin Riley, senior vice president of Tarmac said: “I started as an apprentice at Tarmac, so I’m first hand proof of the fantastic opportunities for career progression that our business offers. I’m proud of the work we do to build Britain, and count myself lucky to work alongside 7,000 colleagues who share this passion. I believe that we offer exciting opportunities for young people who want to make their mark and be part of a winning team.”
Tarmac’s apprentices will be recruited from across UK, in a broad range of roles including technical placements, sites operatives, electrical and mechanical roles, business administration and commercial opportunities. Candidates interested in applying for an apprenticeship with Tarmac should visit www.tarmacapprenticeships.com
Each apprenticeship lasts between two and four years, including a year of vocational training at a local college. As well as receiving expert on-site technical training in their chosen discipline, successful candidates benefit from competitive salaries and the opportunity for career progression as part of a global business.
Its apprenticeship scheme follows on from the launch in January of Tarmac’s Make Your Mark careers campaign, which aims to help UK construction develop a talented, diverse and highly-skilled workforce by inspiring people to play their part in building the country’s future.