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Cemex UK takes on new trainees for 2015

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World Cement,

A new group of trainees has started at Cemex UK. Six trainee quarry managers, three external candidates with engineering degrees and three internal candidates with relevant qualifications from within Cemex have completed a business familiarisation course and will begin a six-week rotation programme, visiting a key aggregate site each week. Following the rotation the trainees will be based within a business region and will gain the relevant competencies for the quarrying industry. The trainee programme is part of Cemex’s overall strategy of bringing young people and new talent into the construction and building materials industry.

“This is the first year we have recruited a group of trainees, in the past it has been on an ad hoc basis as the business required additional people. As an aging industry we need the knowledge and energy of new talent, bringing their ideas and enthusiasm to the job. I am delighted to welcome them to Cemex”, said Rob Doody, UK Operations Director, Cemex Aggregates.

Three new Leaders in Development (LIDs) have also started on their career paths at Cemex. Recruited externally, Viktor Gaydor, Adam Poole and Liam Hare were all keen to join a global business that offered a diverse development plan across the company. Traditionally, graduate schemes offer placement within one part of a business. In contrast, under the Cemex scheme, the three LIDs will experience all parts of the business, giving them a well rounded education in the world of Cemex and the opportunity to see which business area they are most interested in.

Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

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