Higher Apprentice Technical (Mineral Products Technology)

Whitefield Road, Bredbury, Stockport, SK6 2QP
Competitive salary
03 May 2019
20 May 2019
Science / Research
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
The role of Technical Higher Apprentice will be reporting to the Area Technical Manager and form part of the Technical team. The role will develop a thorough understanding of technical practices at various sites within the designated region. This will include:
  • Developing a detailed understanding of our different product streams and associated processes, procedures and quality standards, e.g. Asphalt, Crushed Rock, Sand & Gravel, Slag/Granulate and Concrete
  • Working closely with the Operations and Commercial functions, as part of the technical team you will be focused on product performance, to ensure both operational and customer expectations are met
  • Provide a technical presence at customer sites when necessary to support the resolution of any issues.
  • The off-the-job elements of the role, in conjunction with University of Derby, will qualify you to HND standard following 3 years employment and to Honours Degree level after 5 years.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You should be an excellent communicator as able to work effectively as part of a team.

A high level of accuracy with data and information reporting will be required and some IT literacy will be essential.

Personal qualities

As our ideal Technical Higher Apprentice you will need to be enthusiastic, well organised, and a self-motivated, self starter, willing to learn and take on a challenge, an effective communicator, a passion for sustainability and a desire to question the status quo.

Desired qualifications

You will have 5 GCSEs including English and maths at grades 4-9 (A*-C equivalent) plus 80 UCAS points or equivalent at A/AS level,preferably in science based subjects.

Future prospects

We are employing apprentices to safeguard our future as a business, it is envisaged you will be offered a permanent position on completion of your apprenticeship, subject to the availability of a suitable role.

Things to consider

Benefits offered;

● Bonus scheme

● Enhanced holiday entitlement

● Contributory pension scheme

● Access to the Tarmac rewards website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc.

● Training and development opportunities

For more information on the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices please visit https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates