As a Mechanical Apprentice in part of the Cement, Lime & Packed division of Tarmac, you will play an important role in keeping UK infrastructure moving, contributing towards the successful production cementitious products. An exciting role where you can see the outputs of your hard work all around you (quite literally!)​​​

On this scheme, you will:

  • Attend college to study the academic and practical elements of the role.​

  • Get plenty of chance for some hands-on experience on site, where you can make your mark and become a vital part of the team, actively participating in breakdowns and planned maintenance work on the equipment and assets at our Cement Plant.​

  • Experience life on site, which will involve working both inside and outside.  It won’t always be glamorous and sometimes you might find yourself in a dusty or confined environment. However, your safety and health is our number one priority and full protective clothing and equipment is provided. Your colleagues are there to help and look out for each other, and safety is everyone’s responsibility.​

Our Apprentice programme is a great opportunity for you to develop skills and knowledge for the future and to bring us some fresh perspectives and ideas.  At the same time you will enjoy working for a large, established company, with a great range of benefits, whilst learning an important trade and gaining a recognised NVQ Level 3 qualification (equivalent to a BTEC) and an HNC in Mechanical Engineering. https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/maintenance-and-operations-engineering-technician-v1-1

Our people come from a variety of different backgrounds and prior experience isn’t always necessary for success. This following transferable skills and qualifications are beneficial in this role:

Qualifications required:

  • GCSEs (or equivalent), A-C or numbered equivalent (9-4) including English and Maths.


  • A practical and technical aptitude, and able to demonstrate a genuine interest in engineering, technology or science.​

  • Enthusiastic about starting a career in the building materials industry!​

  • Passionate about working safely.​

  • A team player.​

  • Willing to learn and develop.

Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Location: Grays, Essex, England
Job Reference: tarmac/TP/115/2431