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Tarmac launches apprenticeship recruitment drive

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Tarmac is marking National Apprenticeship Week with the launch of a national recruitment programme for up to eighty new apprentices and higher apprentices.

The company is recruiting apprentices and higher apprentices across its business nationwide, as part of its commitment to developing a diverse, talented, and highly-skilled workforce that will support the UK construction industry. A variety of opportunities are available, including roles ranging from highways operatives and mechanical fitters through to laboratory technicians and commercial apprenticeships.

Each successful candidate will develop their specialist knowledge, practical skills, and work experience, with technical onsite coaching and a competitive salary. The apprenticeships will last between one and four years. All recruits will also undertake vocational training at a network of leading higher education colleges across the UK.

The launch of this 2019 recruitment scheme follows the company’s highly successful recruitment drive in 2018, which saw the company take on over 70 apprentices across the country, from Scotland to the Southwest of England. Tarmac is also a member of the 5% Club. This is a movement of employers working to provide ‘earn and learn’ skills training and development opportunities to help people onto meaningful career paths.

National Apprenticeship Week is now in its twelfth year. The 2019 theme is ‘Blaze a Trail’ and it will see the business community come together to celebrate the impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers, and the economy.

“Investment in skills and training is key to delivering the UK’s pipeline of major infrastructure, and apprenticeships are vital educational pathways for individuals staring out in our exciting and dynamic industry,” said Martin Riley, Senior Vice President of Tarmac. “Having begun my career at Tarmac as an apprentice myself, I know first-hand how these schemes can both offer practical experience and provide people with crucial skills for life. We have a strong track record of bringing apprentices through our business and remain passionate about creating a lasting skills legacy by providing high-quality training opportunities.”

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