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Breedon launch 2024 apprenticeship programme

Breedon’s 2024 apprenticeship programme is now open for applications Breedon’s 2024 apprenticeship programme is now open for applications

New programme will see 40 apprentices join the Group across many disciplines in September 2024 

BREEDON Group plc have announced the launch of their 2024 apprenticeship programme, which will see 40 new apprentices join the Group in September this year.

The programme will aim to equip participants with the skills and knowledge required to excel at a career in the building materials sector, and successful applicants will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic and evolving industry that’s rapidly embracing digital and technological breakthroughs in sustainability and carbon efficiency.


Applicants for the 2024 intake are invited to apply for roles across many different disciplines at various sites across the UK and Ireland, including:

  • Electrical maintenance technicians

  • Mechanical maintenance technicians

  • Plant maintenance technicians

  • Quarry and ready-mix operatives

  • Customer service agents

  • Operations management

  • Commercial (estimating and quantity surveying)

  • Administration

  • Construction site supervisor

  • Surfacing operatives.

Designed to offer hands-on training and career development opportunities, Breedon’s apprenticeship programme is committed to fostering the growth of its apprentices by providing a supportive learning environment to nurture the next generation of skilled workers and leaders in the construction materials sector.

Those interested in building their future with Breedon need no prior experience or qualifications if applying for a Level 2, Intermediate Apprenticeship. However, applicants looking to apply for Levels 3 or higher will need specific qualifications:

  • Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeships require 5 GCSEs

  • Levels 4, 5, 6 or Higher/Degree Apprenticeships require A levels or a BTEC.

Ceri Travers, early career manager at Breedon Group, commented: ‘Through our apprenticeship programme, we are not only investing in the future of our industry, but also empowering a new generation of talent with the skills and opportunities to build successful careers.

‘Breedon is a great place to start a career and our apprentices will gain invaluable hands-on experience whilst learning from some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field.

‘We have a lot to offer our apprentices, including a competitive starting salary and annual leave entitlement, development opportunities, and, of course, the chance to begin an exciting career in an industry that can make a material difference.’

Successful applicants will be paid from day one and will have the opportunity to build a career, having gained industry experience at the largest independent construction materials group in the UK.

The application window commenced on 1 February and is open for one month, meaning all applications must be submitted by 4 March 2024. A full timeline for the application process and onboarding programme for successful applicants can be found on the Breedon website.

Ethan Low, an apprentice quarry operative at Ethiebeaton Quarry, near Dundee, said: ‘Starting my career as an apprentice at Breedon has been an excellent opportunity. I’ve learnt a huge amount and the team at Breedon are constantly encouraging me to try new things and achieve new goals.

‘Since joining, I have learnt how to operate a wide range of machinery both safely and efficiently, and I have worked on an exciting range of projects from the very beginning. The scheme has been a fantastic experience and I am looking forward to the next phase of my career here at Breedon.’


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