Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD) Programme
Do you want to gain practical hands on skills alongside academic studies?
Are you looking for a well-defined career path with continuous training and development?
Our Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD) higher apprenticeship programme is designed to attract and develop future supervisors and managers. We are looking for enthusiastic post A Level candidates who are keen to learn and develop leadership skills in a hands-on environment.
You will have real responsibilities from early on in your career and the opportunity to learn something new every day. As a trusted member of the team you will support managers to run the site effectively, whilst developing skills in an extremely varied environment of a cement quarry and plant, alongside a team of motivated people who will support you. You will experience in activities such as drilling and blasting and analysing samples in the laboratory to operating a cement kiln and ensuring the site is compliant with critical health and safety procedures.
Alongside your day to day role on site you will also ‘earn while you learn’ by completing a foundation degree in mineral extractives, this can also be topped up to a full honours degree. All study is fully funded by Hanson and you will be paid a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits package, supported by a mentor as well as your line manager.
During the three year programme you are gaining experience and relevant qualifications in operational aspects of our business alongside distance learning delivered by The University of Derby. From year four onwards you could progress to a supervisory role whilst studying towards an honours degree.
Key requirements for this fantastic opportunity:
- 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths, English and Science
- 2 A-C A Levels or equivalent in STEM subjects
- Full UK driving licence (or at least have this in place by August 2019).
- Must be willing and able to relocate at any stage during the programme to benefit from the opportunities on offer.
Hanson produces aggregates (crushed rock, sand and gravel), ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, cement and cement-related materials from over 300 UK production sites. We are part of the HeidelbergCement Group and employ over 3,600 people.