Higher Mechanical Engineering Apprentice

DA11 9AN, Gravesend
05 Mar 2018
05 Apr 2018
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date

Tarmac, a CRH company, is the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business. Our innovate services and solutions help to deliver the infrastructure needed to grow the economy today and create a more sustainable built environment to support our future prosperity. Our unique combination of people, technology and assets enables us to collaborate with customers to offer unrivalled choice, innovation and flexibility

For over 150 years our name has been synonymous with innovation. Inventions like porous asphalt and self-levelling concrete have helped shape the world we live in. Now we are helping to reshape it, with new solutions to overcome new challenges.

A career at Tarmac isn’t just a job, it’s a chance to shape the world we live in. Our apprenticeship programmes provide relevant, hands on experience, first class learning and development, and outstanding support. Tailor-made for ambitious individuals who are determined to make their mark.

At Tarmac, we believe our people are our business. We offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards. Joining our team as a Higher Apprentice  you will be entitled to a competitive basic salary and a great range of benefits including:

  • Bonus scheme
  • 25 days holiday (plus statutory holidays)
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the Tarmac rewards website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc.
  • Training and development opportunities


Who are we looking for?

As our ideal Higher Apprentice  you will need to be enthusiastic, well organised, and self-motivated.

You will be have 5 GCSE’s including English and Maths at Grade c or above

2 x A Levels (Maths/Science) and/or a Certificate/Diploma in Engineering.

What might my programme entail?

The role of Higher Apprentice Mechanical Engineering will be reporting to the Area Manager and form part of the team covering Cement and Lime throughout the area

You will be able to obtain a full overview of the Cement and Lime business through a supportive development programme to learn to organise and manage the maintenance and mechanical inspections throughout the Depots in the South East.  This will include learning to carry out the mechanical inspections of all fixed plant and equipment on the sites. Learning will include Executing with the necessary resources, work identified from the Inspections.  This will lead to ensuring optimum equipment availability and performance. Assist in providing assistance support on a day-to-day basis on operational functions in designated facilities with respect to maintenance.

The successful candidate will learn what safety measures are to be applied and learn from fellow engineers, the techniques, practices and behaviours required with the ultimate aim to become a professional time served mechanical engineer.

Due to the working environment the candidate may be expected to work in dirty environments as well as potentially working in all weather conditions, at height and in confined spaces.  There must also be an appreciation and awareness of high voltage equipment.

If you feel you have the skills and experience required to excel in the role of Higher Apprentice, we want to hear from you. Please click APPLY below to register your interest!