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Mineral Products Technician Apprenticeship

Hanson Aggregates, Keepershield Quarry, Humshaugh, Hexham, NE46 4BB
£22,672.00 annually
Closing date
11 Feb 2023

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?

You will learn something new every day supported by a team of motivated people. As a trusted member of the team, you will gain experience in all activities of the site, developing skills and achieving learning aims so that you can support managers to operate the site effectively by the end of your programme. Experience will be gained in all activities from health and safety procedures through to maintenance, technical, quality control and asphalt production.

Duties will include (but not be limited to):
  • Aiding in achieving optimum production output in line with commercial activity at the lowest sustainable operational cost whilst continually advancing operational improvements to increase efficiency with good management of the production functions
  • Proactively proving high personal standards of safety behaviour, and monitoring the performance of the workplace through 'Near Hit' reporting and safety 'Conversation' processes
  • Aiding in the management of mobile plant and machinery to ensure efficient running of plants to achieve outputs including., Regular Inspection, managing breakdown situations, preventative maintenance

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will 'earn while you learn' by completing a level 5 Higher Apprenticeship in Mineral Products Technology while working on a Hanson site. During the three-year programme you will gain experience and relevant qualifications in operational aspects of our business alongside blended learning delivered by The University of Derby from which you will receive a Diploma. You will be supported by your line manager, and assigned a mentor, as well as receiving first class training internally.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship and the Hanson programme you could progress to a supervisory role. From your fourth year Hanson will also fund and enable you to top up your studies towards a full honours degree in minerals management over an additional two-year period.

We can offer you clear career pathways, with access to multiple opportunities across our business from unit, production, plant, or operational managers, to transport and distribution managers, technical or commercial roles. If this sounds like the right opportunity for you then please apply online now.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent 5 subjects including Maths, English and Science (Grade 4 (C) or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent 2 subjects including a STEM subject (Grade Grades A-C (Grade 80+ UCAS pts) Essential
Other UK Driving Licence (Grade Full or in progress by Aug 22) Desired

Things to consider

Due to the nature of our sites and the programme requirements a driver's licence is highly desirable - alternatively, please check public transport links. We will accept applicants who are in progress of achieving their licence. You must be willing and able to relocate at any stage during the programme to benefit from the opportunities on offer.

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