As part of its national recruitment drive, Tarmac has launched a campaign to hire over one-hundred apprentices across the UK.
This apprenticeship drive follows a royal visit from His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge to Tarmac’s National Skills and Safety Park where he officially opened the industry-leading training facility. Located at an active quarry, The National Skills and Safety Park provides practical training for emerging industry talent – including apprentices.
The company will recruit apprentices across the UK and is offering placements in roles ranging from engineering through to operations and quantity surveying. With positions lasting between one and four years, each role will see students gain practical on-site training and the opportunity to develop their specialist knowledge while receiving a competitive salary.
Martin Riley, senior vice president at Tarmac, began his career as an apprentice over three decades ago and understands the importance of training programmes to the construction industry and the wider UK economy.
He commented: “The UK is at a critical point in the development of major infrastructure projects. With £100bn set to be invested by this government on programmes including major rail and road schemes such as HS2, it’s important to have the right people with the right skillsets trained and ready to support their safe and successful delivery.
“Apprenticeships provide talent with the training necessary to succeed in our industry. I joined the sector as an apprentice thirty years ago and have seen first-hand how these schemes build our future. By providing the industry with a plethora of talented, highly skilled people, apprentices have the opportunity to deliver the next generation of built environment projects.”
Courtney Lancaster, former apprentice and now systems coordinator at Tarmac, added: “The construction industry offers such a wide range of opportunities and roles, which makes it a great place to build a career.
“Despite being new to the industry at the time, I was given the support I needed to learn all that I could during my apprenticeship - I feel proud to work at Tarmac.”
The apprenticeship programme is just one of Tarmac’s range of professional development and training initiatives aimed at creating a highly skilled workforce to support the UK’s infrastructure ambitions.
The pledge to recruit over 100 apprentices and higher apprentices, coupled with Tarmac’s promise to have up to 5 per cent of its workforce in formalised training schemes as a member of the 5% Club, forms part of its ongoing commitment to support the learning and development of people interested in a career in the construction and materials sector.
To learn more about Tarmac’s apprenticeships, please visit our new careers website: https://tarmaccareers.com/early-careers/apprentices-and-higher-apprentices/