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Mechanical Apprentice

Cement and Lime

West Thurrock, Essex
Salary Band 1 plus benefits
Full Time
Closing: 31/05/2020
1 position available
Job Reference No. APP-2020-004

Job Specification

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. 

We wish to recruit for Mechanical Maintenance Apprentices with employment commencing in September 2020 based at our West Thurrock Site. 

The training will take the form of a Modern Apprenticeship (4 years) and will lead to a formal qualification of NVQ level 3 Diploma (ONC). 

You are expected to achieve or hold a minimum of five GCSE passes at Grade 4 or above, three of which must be Maths, English and a Science. You should be enthusiastic team members with a natural interest and aptitude for mechanical and electrical engineering. You should also have excellent communication skills with the ability to use your own initiative and a strong drive to succeed are all essential. 

Initially the apprenticeship will be doing training at a local engineering college at Newham college completing the Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician level 3.  You will be working Monday to Friday, 37 hours a week. 

What do you get? 

  • A competitive salary 
  • Further development opportunities after successful completion of the 4 year program. 
  • A chance to join our bonus scheme 
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays 
  • Contributory pension scheme 
  • Access to Tarmac Rewards including discounts on retailers, holidays, etc. 
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice for all of life’s ups and downs. 
  • Training and development opportunities. 


All applicants will be required to provide evidence that they have the right to live and work in the UK, as per the UK Illegal Working Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 at the interview stage.

No agencies please.

Tarmac is an equal opportunities employer.