Tarmac to open up new opportunities

Tarmac's team of 2018 apprentices.

Tarmac to open up new opportunities with launch of additional apprenticeships.

Six aspiring engineers could soon be on the road to a long career with Tarmac following the company’s announcement that they will be creating new apprenticeships at their Tunstead site in Derbyshire from September.

Once recruited, the new apprentices – five electrical and one mechanical – will work at the site near Buxton, where there are three operations covering cement and lime manufacture and stone quarrying. During the four-year apprenticeship, the apprentices will gain vocational training with Learning Unlimited at Chesterfield College and receive technical on-site training in their chosen discipline.

Sam Critchlow, who is now into his third year as an electrical apprentice, said: “Since joining the Electrical Engineering Apprenticeship scheme at Tunstead, I have received incredible personal and technical support whenever I have needed it. The varying opportunities that each of the sections at Tunstead offer, are great for an apprentice as the equipment on is of varying technological complexity. I would recommend anyone who is interested in electrical or mechanical engineering to apply for an apprenticeship here.”

Reg Gartside, Tarmac’s engineering services manager at Tunstead, added: “We are delighted to be able to continue to offer these apprenticeships at Tunstead this year. Our apprentices have personalised training and clear development that’s tailored to their strengths and ambitions. The scheme has a very successful track record with many completing their training and going on to take on permanent roles in our business. We look forward to receiving applicants for this year’s intake.”

Tarmac is a member of the 5% Club, a movement of employers providing ‘earn and learn’ opportunities to develop the skills and talents people need to become more employable and create meaningful careers. To find out more or to apply for the apprenticeships, visit the Tarmac website.