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Apprentice Operative - Road Surfacing - TARMAC TRADING LIMITED



30th January 2024

Employer description

Tarmac is the largest construction materials company in the UK, with a wide variety of roles available both out and about and in the office. Joining will give you a chance to shape the world we live in, while building a successful career. Across our business we are reinventing, reshaping, and automating. Offering more sustainable, lean, and effective solutions to accelerate the switch to integrated and next-generation construction. End to end, we have a transparent strategy to progress toward digitally enhanced, Net Zero construction. Across the supply chain and in partnership with industry, academic, and environmental organizations we are collaborating to future-proof productivity, minimize viable product requirements, and balance the pace of change.

Are you considering an apprenticeship to kick start your career? Come and join us as an Apprentice Operative in Road Surfacing at Tarmac. Based from our Barham site close to Ipswich in Suffolk, you'll get hands on experience in various tasks that will help develop your skills, qualify and allow you to progress within the business!

Main description

Duties may include: ​

Working as part of a Road Surfacing Team you will gain an understanding of road surfacing and construction materials ​
Developing skills on mobile plant equipment ​
Attend, participate and understand the content of the daily briefing and any site specific inductions  ​
Fully understand site risk assessments prior to starting work on every occasion and make suggestions to the Team Leader to reduce or remove any identified risks
Display a pro-active attitude to health and safety and report any near hits to the Team Leader, stopping any witnessed unsafe behaviour
Liaise with customers & general public to ensure the highest level of safety is maintained Contribute to keeping the working environment safe, ensuring our high standards are maintained ​
Be a role model in your approach to Health and Safety ​
Work collaboratively to build a culture of continuous improvement through teamwork and communication  ​
Maintaining a clean and safe working environment and ensuring safety comes before anything else! ​
Taking pride in all work completed and being determined to succeed!​

Entry requirements

GCSE or equivalent English Language and Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Logical, Team working, Physical fitness

Training Provided


The apprentice will gain a level 2 (GCSE equivalent) qualification in Road Surfacing and functional Skills in English and Maths if required

Training will take place in block periods, with this being delivered at the Tarmac National Skills and Safety Park, based at Tarmac Way, Nether Langwith NG20 9JF
The location is a purpose-built facility where all operational staff complete learning, developing the right skills and capabilities to safely complete their roles

Things to consider

Working outside, during all seasons of the calendar. Physical role with travel. Age: 18 due to licence to operate plant and equipment. Driving License: Required by 31 August 2024 based on being able to travel to various locations

Future prospects

Following successful completion of the apprenticeship, successful candidates will move into a Road Surfacing 'Operative' position
Operatives work as part of an Asphalt machine lay gang, working on a variety of schemes such as motorways & airfields to new build carriageways, standard Local Authority street works as well as private, industrial & commercial works

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 29/02/2024




This job is located in Ipswich, Suffolk

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