Apprenticeships with Tarmac

There are a wide range of Tarmac Apprenticeship roles available at several locations across the UK. Tarmac Apprenticeship roles are available in Business, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Quantity Surveying, as well as many more roles all across the business. They are also available at different levels for candidates with 3 or 5 GCSEs, or those with A Levels.

Tarmac has nearly 7,000 employees working at more than 400 strategically located sites all across the UK. These include 120 quarries, 74 asphalt plants, 100 Readymix concrete plants, 22 contracting offices, as well as 2 cement and lime plants. Some of the landmark projects that Tarmac has made a major contribution to include the following:

Crossrail
With more than 26 miles of tunnels connecting 40 stations, Crossrail is one of the most ambitious civil engineering projects ever undertaken in the UK. Tarmac is supplying specially graded sand and aggregates for the construction of precast concrete components as well as bespoke self-compacting concrete for shaft lining.

The company also set up a dedicated aggregate recycling plant to process the excavation waste. Soil from this facility is being shipped to Wallasea Island, South Essex to create a new 620-hectare RSPB bird reserve. Furthermore, the remaining material is being recycled for re-use by the construction industry.

Harbour Way
Tarmac Contracting used more than 450,000 tonnes of locally sourced blast furnace slag aggregate in the construction of this vital trunk road that links West Wales with the UK motorway network. This also makes it one of the most sustainable roads ever built. The company is also a leading provider of closed-loop reconstruction solutions that allow old roads to be recycled into new ones.

Heathrow
Tarmac laid the runway at Heathrow in 1944 and has played an integral part in its growth ever since. The company more recently supplied specialist lime for soil stabilisation, as well as aggregates, cement and mobile batching plants for the construction of Terminal 5. In 2013, Tarmac also completed the resurfacing of the southern runway, an area spanning 170,00o sq m.

Blackpool Coastal Defence
The old town’s sea wall has protected Blackpool from coastal erosion
 and flooding for more than 100 years. However, it was badly in need of repair and much of the original structure needed replacing. As a result, Tarmac worked closely with sea defence specialists Birse Coastal and played an integral role in this ambitious £62 million contract.

Over the 4-year duration of the project, Tarmac supplied more than 44,000 cubic m of precast concrete and 65,000 cubic m of ready-mix concrete. In addition, deliveries had to be meticulously planned so that work could take place during limited tidal windows.

Drax Power Station
With the capacity to generate more than 7 per cent of Britain’s electricity, Drax in Selby, North Yorkshire, is one of the biggest coal fired power stations in Europe. Thanks to the implementation of technologies such as flue gas desulphurisation, it is also one of the cleanest and most efficient.

Tarmac supply six out of the UK’s eight coal fired power stations with high purity limestone for flue gas desulphurisation. Together these plants produce 13,000 megawatts of power, enough to meet the total energy requirements of more than 13 million homes.

Unity Gardens
Tarmac also created a new super low carbon concrete for the construction of Unity Gardens, a pioneering social housing development in Spalding, Lincolnshire. Designed by award-winning architect Jerry Harrall, all six earth-bunded homes are ‘energy positive’ because they are capable of generating more electricity than they use. They’re also ‘carbon negative’ because CO2 emissions are mitigated by a combination of insulation, ventilation and renewable energy.

In addition to the Tarmac Apprenticeship roles summarised here, the company also offers a range of Graduate Jobs:

Tarmac Graduate Jobs

Roles Available with Tarmac

There are wide range of Tarmac Apprenticeship roles available at several locations across the UK. However, the type of Tarmac Apprenticeship available at each location will depend on the requirements of each specific business, but could be in one of the following areas:

  • Business Administration
  • Commercial Apprentice
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Estimator
  • General Operative
  • Human Resources
  • Logistics Management
  • Maintenance
  • Marine Operations Management
  • Mechanical / Electrical Fitter
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Modelling Technician
  • Operations and Health & Safety
  • Procurement
  • Quality
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Supervisor
  • Technical

Candidates interested in a Tarmac Apprenticeship should visit the company’s website for the latest vacancies available.

Education Requirements for Tarmac

The Education Requirements for a Tarmac Apprenticeship will vary according to the specific role for which you are applying.

However, here are some general guidelines: Advanced Apprenticeship roles require either 3 or 5 GCSEs, while Higher Apprenticeship roles also require A Levels. For example:

3 GCSEs including English and Maths:

  • Business Administration
  • General Operative
  • Operations

5 GCSEs including English and Maths:

  • Business and Systems Admin
  • Commercial Apprentice
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Estimator
  • Human Resources
  • Maintenance
  • Mechanical / Electrical Fitter
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Modelling Technician
  • Operations and Health & Safety
  • Procurement
  • Quality
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Technical

A-Levels (80 UCAS) plus 5 GCSEs including English and Maths:

  • Estimator
  • Commercial
  • Marine Operations Management
  • Operations Management
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Technical or Technical Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Supervisor

Candidates interested in a Tarmac Apprenticeship should visit the company’s website for the Education Requirements for the specific role of interest.

When can I apply for an apprenticeship at Tarmac?

The Tarmac Apprenticeship programme opens for applications in January each year, with a closing dates for most roles in mid-April.

Candidates interested in a Tarmac Apprenticeship should visit the company’s website for details of application dates for current vacancies.

 

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