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First cohort of Tarmac apprentices graduate from education programme

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Apprentices enrolled on the programme will cover topics designed to enhance their professional understanding of the industry, equipment and safety, such as risk assessment and the correct maintenance of the plant and equipment, via a series of workshops, e-learning modules and practical, on-the-job training.

Graeme Boylen, HR Director at Tarmac, said, “We have long been at the forefront of apprentice training and instilling in them the confidence and skills necessary to excel within the industry. To further our commitment to industry training, we sought to become the first extractives business to offer training and accreditation on our apprenticeships, ensuring we continue to lead the way in championing the work of our people, and giving them the support and encouragement to develop and build their careers with us.”

Boylen added, “With 45 students already enrolled, we are aiming to take up a further 100 apprentices in 2020, with a view to making the course mandatory in the coming years for all new starters at Tarmac, irrespective of their age.”

Daniel Klein, Production Supervisor at Tarmac’s Tallington site in Lincolnshire, was among the first cohort of graduates. He commented, “Tarmac’s Professional Operator Development Programme has given me a much broader understanding of our wider industry, covering important areas from health and safety through to sustainability, and I’ve been supported to learn and develop by everyone around me.”

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