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Tarmac set to offer 100 new apprenticeships

Liam Owen

Company kicks off National Apprenticeship Week with 2018 apprenticeship campaign

TARMAC are set to offer 100 new apprenticeships as part of the company’s 2018 programme. The pledge comes at the start of National Apprenticeship Week, which runs from 5–9 March, and is part of a major corporate commitment to help UK construction develop a talented, diverse and highly skilled workforce.

The company will recruit apprentices from across the UK and is offering roles ranging from HR, commercial and general management through to mechanical and electrical engineering apprenticeships.

Martin Riley, senior vice-president of Tarmac, started his career as an apprentice more than 30 years ago, and understands their importance to the industry. He said: ‘As a proud former apprentice, I’m passionate about giving young people the opportunity to train, build careers, and develop within this business.

‘Our apprentices have personalized training and clear development that’s tailored to their strengths and ambitions. My aim is to make Tarmac the first company that apprentices think of when considering a career, and we want to work with them to train the future leaders of this industry.’

Tarmac have a wide range of apprenticeship opportunities, each lasting between one and four years on average, including expert on-site technical training. Successful candidates can expect competitive salaries and the opportunity for career progression as part of a global business.

Liam Owen (pictured), who joined the business as a management apprentice in 2014 and won the Highways Awards Apprentice of the Year award in 2016, said: ‘Tarmac’s apprenticeship scheme has given me so many great opportunities and experiences, and I’ve been supported to learn and develop by everyone around me.

‘I’ve been with the business four years now and have been given real responsibility, which is very rewarding. The combination of unique experiences, career development support and a great bonus package has been fantastic, and I’d encourage anyone thinking of applying for a job here to go for it.’

The Government has backed Tarmac’s ambitions for their 2018 apprenticeship programme. The Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, said: ‘National Apprenticeship Week is a great opportunity for employers and apprentices to tell their stories about how an apprenticeship worked for them. Whatever your age or background, an apprenticeship offers a huge range of choices so you can get the job that you want to enable you to get on in life.’

Tarmac say this latest intake of apprenticeships is another step forward for the company in fulfilling its commitment to the 5% Club, a movement of employers providing ‘earn and learn’ opportunities to develop the skills and talents people need to become more employable and create meaningful careers. For more information visit: www.tarmaccareers.com/apprenticeships

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