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Construction Technician Apprentice (Level 3), BAM Nuttall Limited

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£17,000 - £20,000
Closing date
22 Apr 2023

Working for BAM Nuttall Limited

BAM Nuttall are part of the Royal BAM Group listed on the Dutch stock exchange. Their group is one of Europe’s largest construction companies, employing 20,000 people globally, with an annual turnover of £7 billion.

BAM Group was founded over 150 years ago and delivers exceptional engineering and construction experiences. Collaborating with clients across private and public sector partnerships in the UK and internationally.

Their purpose is to create sustainable environments that enhance peoples’ lives.

“We’re driven by a desire to deliver outcomes for clients and their customers, in a way that modernises the industry. We use digital engineering, a net zero carbon approach, placing sustainability and great people, at the heart of our organisation. We strive to enhance the lives of people and in the communities where we work.” - Ian Parish, Managing Director, BAM Nuttall. 

The Package
At Tiro, we make great things happen for people. And that starts with you. In this role you’ll receive:

  • Starting salary £17,000 - £20,000
  • 22 days annual leave plus bank holidays ( 2 weeks off for Christmas)
  • Overtime available - uplift for working weekends (a lot of our technicians like to work these shifts for the extra money)
  • Workings hours are 40 hours per week (plus weekend overtime where needed)
  • Monday to Friday (7:30 AM-17:30 PM)
  • On site canteen + kitchen
  • Opportunity to remain permanent with company after apprenticeship is finished as a laboratory technician with a starting salary of £23,000 

What will I be doing as an apprentice?

Working with the BAM Ritchies Laboratory Team you will test the behaviour of construction constituents including all Earthworks materials, concrete, and aggregates.

The results of these tests will be used to improve the performance of existing products, to eliminate faults with materials already in use, and to help with the development of new technologies.

This is a unique opportunity to develop a career within the construction sector, offering you the chance to develop skills and specialisations that are highly sought.

Within this role you will develop an understanding and knowledge of the implementation of various methods to examine construction materials. Through training and development provided you will work towards excellence in the following areas:

  • Carrying out sampling and testing in line with Standards and customers specification.
  • Carry out a point of work risk assessment
  • Checking that equipment to be used is in calibration and if broken or damaged this is reported to line manager immediately.
  • Entering and completing on appropriate sheets all records, readings and results that arise from the procedure being carried out.
  • Communicate clear instructions to site teams based on a thorough understanding of Client specification and expectations
  • Provide clear and concise data to demonstrate compliance
  • Carry out testing using equipment checked for calibration to demonstrate compliance
  • Deliver daily/weekly work programmes with site teams
  • Maintain detailed site diary
  • Maintain personal CPD record and CV to demonstrate career development
  • Carry out any other relevant duties as requested from time to time.

What could the future look like?

BAM Nuttall Limited are committed to developing emerging talent. Individuals can use the apprenticeship plans to jumpstart a successful career in a skilled industry through on-the-job training and online study. Our goal is to transform you into a fully competent technician, ideally open to accepting a full-time, permanent position within the team, with opportunities for progression in the future. BAM Nuttall Limited care about your future and will work closely with you to ensure any areas of the business you want to progress into is made possible. 

The successful applicants can expect full training and support to provide competency and responsibility in carrying out testing and to help develop a career in laboratory testing. Not only that but the apprentice will have the opportunity to become a registered Science technician (RSci Tech). 

Skills, Knowledge, and Expertise


Whilst previous experience is great, we at Tiro are always open to wildcards. We’re not just interested in experience and qualifications; we’re looking for someone with the right attitude and aptitude to fit right in at BAM Nuttall. 


It’s about enthusiasm, not school results. In our experience the most successful apprentices are those who are driven to find out more about the sector, can be up front about what they do and don’t already know, are considerate, self-reflective, and impatient to learn the job role!

About You
The ideal candidate will be reliable and highly motivated. They will have a keen eye for detail and be able to work to instruction. They will be a methodical, accurate person who take a sense of satisfaction from ensuring we get the testing parameters right every time for our customers.

Someone who knows their own mind and isn’t afraid to have an opinion. Someone who’s genuinely curious about the worlds of science and technology. You’ll give the role your all and will fundamentally be hungry to learn and most importantly willing to take the first step into a life changing career.

To succeed in this apprenticeship, you’ll need bags of enthusiasm, be a fantastic collaborator and be hungry to learn!

Even if this doesn’t sound quite like you, but you still think you could do a great job in the role, get in touch. We’re always open to wildcards.      

So how does the apprenticeship work?

At Tiro we’re obsessed with changing lives through science and technology apprenticeships so we can’t wait to have you on board.

Over 21 months, you’ll devote a minimum of 6 hours of your working week on ‘off the job’ training. This can include theory training (for example, virtual lessons & online learning), alongside practical training (for example shadowing, mentoring, & time spent writing assignments. Together this will count towards a Level 3 Laboratory Technician apprenticeship. You’ll be trained by an expert tutor from Tiro as well as an experienced mentor at BAM Nuttall who together, will make sure you develop the knowledge, skills, and work habits you’ll need to succeed in your career.

Being an apprentice is hands-on, so you’ll get the chance to learn things you might otherwise not have experienced in a university or college environment.

The best part? You’ll be earning a salary while you gain your qualifications, meaning no huge student loans to pay back at the end of the programme!

Want to know more. Check out the apprenticeship standards here.

About Tiro

We're Tiro (pronounced ‘Tea-ro’ as in white, two sugars).
In Latin, it means novice, recruit, apprentice, beginner and soldier. The perfect name for a company that’s been helping fearless apprentices to join ambitious businesses since 2005.

We believe that great apprenticeships help everyone. There are remarkable apprentices out there just waiting to be found, and fantastic employment opportunities waiting to be filled.

Our work will never be just about getting bums on seats and pocketing our commission. In our own small way, we’re helping to change the world – finding people that are working on COVID vaccines, finding new ways for technology to help humanity and helping to tackle the big issues of the day, like climate change. As well as helping people – young and old – to find their way.

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