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Tarmac’s successful seven gain minerals management degree

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Seven Tarmac employees have recently completed their exams in the Minerals Management foundation degree at the University of Derby. The results comprised six distinctions and one merit.

The successful seven, who are based across Tarmac’s UK operations, say completing the degree course has helped them progress their careers with the company. One of the students, Dannika Bannon, began her career working on a weighbridge, and is now Tarmac’s quarry manager for Bestwood and Calverton quarries. She said: “We are all absolutely delighted to have achieved the results we have. It’s very rewarding to see everyone’s hard work pay off and a huge thanks to the business who supported us to complete these degrees whilst also performing our day to day roles!”

Robert Kelly, Assistant Quarry Manager at Tarmac’s Howick quarry, remarked: “Over the course of my degree, I’ve been able to use the knowledge acquired to progress from weighbridge supervisor to assistant quarry manager within two and a half years. I’m really grateful to have the opportunity to take this course, because it’s really helped me develop and progress my career. It’s an internationally recognised qualification, so it’s great for my future aspirations. I now have the option to continue to obtain an honours degree which undoubtedly would allow more possibilities to open before me in the future.”

The Minerals Management degree is a three-year distance learning programme developed for the Quarrying and Minerals industry by the University of Derby.

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