Operative - Contracting (Road Surfacing) Apprenticeship

by Tarmac

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Job Details

3rd July 2022
Apprenticeship - Intermediate Level (Level 2)
Construction, Property & Surveying

Operative - Contracting (Road Surfacing) Apprenticeship

Job Introduction

As a General Operative Apprentice, you will work as a member of a road surfacing gang, responsible for general site duties, working on various projects such as major new-build highways, airfield surfacing, motorways, residential streets, industrial estates and car parks, whilst working in line with our Safety, Health and Environmental policies.

Main Responsibilities

Activities may include:

  • Working as part of a Road Surfacing Team for National Contracting.
  • Gaining an understanding of road surfacing and construction materials.
  • Developing skills on mobile plant equipment .
  • Attend, participate and understand the content of the daily briefing and any site specific inductions.
  • Fully understand site risk assessments prior to starting work on every occasion and make suggestions to the Foreman to reduce or remove any identified risks.
  • Display a pro-active attitude to health and safety and report any near hits to the Foreman, stopping any witnessed unsafe behaviour.
  • Liaise with customers & general public to ensure the highest level of safety is maintained.
  • Working on site will involve working outside. It won’t always be glamorous but be assured 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.
  • While learning in your day-today role you will complete our Road Surfacing Operative Level 2, giving you good grounding to start a career in our industry.

The Ideal Candidate

Our people come from a variety of different backgrounds and prior experience isn’t always necessary for success. Please don’t worry if school wasn’t your thing and you are worried about these entry requirements – come and talk to us! The following transferable skills and qualifications are beneficial in this role:

Qualifications required:

GCSEs (or equivalent) at pass grade, with willingness to work towards level 4+ if required. Support provided by our business.


  • Passion for safety
  • Good problem solving skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Confidence.
  • Teamwork.
  • Drive and ambition to succeed.
  • Happy to work outside in all weathers.

Why Tarmac

We offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits:

  • Bonus scheme
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice
  • Access to join our Employee Communities inc. BAME; LGBTQ+; Working Parents
  • Training and development opportunities

Interested? Why not click here to find out more? Go on… are you ready to build your future?

About Tarmac

What we do

We're the largest construction materials company in the UK, owned by the global brand CRH. There's so much more to us than meets the eye – with a variety of roles that will suit your lifestyle. We have opportunities based outdoors on site, in one of our offices or you can even find yourself a role that is a mix of both!

What we offer

We understand and appreciate how critical the early careers population is to our business and industry, which is why we’ll empower you from day one. From the moment you join Tarmac you work, earn, learn and grow.

Our commitment is to support you all the way through your chosen entry programme - not just with formal training and qualifications, but also with a culture and environment where you feel welcomed and excited about coming to work and making a difference, not to mention all the great benefits you’ll receive too.

How to apply

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Please note that applications may close before the application deadline, so apply early to avoid disappointment.

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