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Concrete Plant apprentice - Carlisle

Carlisle, Cumbria
Competitive + 27 days holiday and bank holidays
Closing date
10 Oct 2021

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Engineering & Aerospace, FMCG & Manufacturing
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
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Carry out an apprenticeship in static plant operations while following a Hanson learning programme in concrete production and site operations. The concrete plant apprentice's main duties include learning the full extent of the production of quality concrete. Starting with the basic operation of the whole site progressing to concrete production by means of the concrete batching processes and machinery. Phase one, to learn and build a full understanding of the layout of the site, and to understand the function of each of the components, storage, drainage, traffic management, parking areas within the site. To learn their use and what is required to keep these areas clean, safe, and operational. This may include the use of the site wheeled loading shovel to feed stock to the plant, including the required maintenance of the machine. Also, to carrying out general housekeeping around the site and some routine maintenance on the plant. Helping to ensure the safe and efficient running of the site in accordance with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and Environmental Legislation. Phase two, to learn the processes required in the production of concrete, to learn the concrete plant computerized batching systems, to batch concrete within our QSRMC accreditation and while also helping to maintaining our ISO9001 accreditation. To learn the maintenance requirement of the plant and help with the completion of the site routine documentation for health and safety, environmental logs, and operational checks. Minimum age 18 years old as you will be operating / responsible for machinery

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Purpose of / Responsibilities of the role


Carry out an apprenticeship in static plant operations while following a Hanson learning programme in concrete production and site operations.

To update all areas of knowledge, skills and behaviours as required to carry out the job with maximum effectiveness and to attend training/development courses as and when required

You will be required to complete a study and apprenticeship programme. Successful completion will result in the Level 2 Mineral Processing Mobile and Static Plant Operative Apprenticeship.

You will  be required to commit to a learning package with training provider and allocated off the job training time during your working week to assist in your studies.


Complete and Maintain all required apprenticeship documentation and adhere to all apprenticeship requirements and commitments


Skills / Experience


Have right to work in the uk

Be resident in the uk for the last 3 years up to the start of their apprenticeship

If you do not have english and maths grade C /4 and above then you will have to gain this alongside their apprenticeship


Excellent Remuneration and Benefits


  • 27 days holiday
  • For office and regional roles, after 6 months of joining, agile working considered subject to manager discretion
  • Leading pension scheme offering with generous contributions from Hanson.
  • 24/7 access to an online employee discount platform. Save money on everything from groceries, electronics, fashion, holidays, and much more.
  • Ongoing training and development and opportunities to help further your career.
  • A comprehensive structured induction programme.
  • Experience within a well-respected global market leader.
  • Benefits supporting you and your family, such as Cycle to work, voluntary Life assurance.
  • Access to discounted private medical benefits
  • Paid day off to Volunteer every year
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice


Additional Details

Location: Carlisle Full Time / Part Time: full time Working Hours: 40.00 hrs Contract Type: Permanent Shift Description: Monday - Friday


Hanson UK is a leading supplier of heavy building materials to the construction industry.

We produce aggregates (crushed rock, sand and gravel), ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, cement and cement related materials. 

Our basic raw materials are used to make added value products:

  • Crushed rock and sand is mixed with bitumen to make asphalt for road surfacing
  • Sand, gravel and limestone is mixed with cement to make ready-mixed concrete
  • Aggregates and cement are put into handy sized bags for selling through builders' merchants and DIY stores

Our principal markets are the major conurbations in England and Wales and the central belt of Scotland. We have no production operations in Northern Ireland. We employ around 3,500 people in jobs ranging from specialist and professional managers through to production operatives.

The location of our quarries is determined by a number of factors, not least geology and planning constraints. Where practical, our production sites are located close to core markets to reduce the costs and impact of transport. We operate a series of depots and wharves, supplied by road, rail and sea, to ensure the efficient transfer of aggregates and cement to areas of greatest demand and where local materials are not readily available.

We operate a fleet of more than 1,200 vehicles to deliver our products, including 850 tippers and mixers operated by independent owner-drivers under a franchise agreement. We also have a fleet of four locomotives and 140 wagons operated by our joint venture rail freight business Mendip Rail. Our diverse customer base includes public sector works, major infrastructure projects, local building and civil engineering contracts and DIY projects.

We are part of the HeidelbergCement Group, one of the largest building materials manufacturers in the world, the global market leader in aggregates which also has leading positions in cement, concrete and other downstream activities. The Group employs around 60,000 people at 3,000 production sites in around 60 countries on five continents.

Our UK headquarters is in Maidenhead.

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