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Operations Graduate

Job Reference tarmac/TP/119/2362

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National Performance & Building Products

Job Introduction

Working as an Operations Graduate at Tarmac will give you exposure to numerous elements of our manufacturing process and what it takes to manage our Operational teams. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to start out a career in operational management and learn the ropes from the ground up…

Main Responsibilities

 A typical day as a Graduate in Operations will be very varied but typically you could be involved in:​

  • You will have the opportunity to work at our operational sites including quarries, asphalt plants, concrete plants and our building products portfolio (mortar & blocks) – product exposure will vary depending on the location of the role. Typically you’ll work on rotation to maximise your exposure, develop your business knowledge and share best practices within our business. If the role reports into our Operational performance function, typically your rotations will be in this team.​

  • You’ll support Operations Managers, Engineering Managers and Maintenance in the management of their functions, learning about these roles from the ground up to give you a good basis to drive your career forward at Tarmac. This will involve taking a hands on approach to operating mobile plant, learning production processes, keeping sites clean and safe, Health, Safety & Environmental Audits and people management. ​

  • You will also get the opportunity to work on multiple projects, geared at improving our operational business. ​

  • At Tarmac, safety is our no.1 priority, you work safely and you go home safely at the end of the day. You’ll play an important role in driving a positive culture, challenging us when something doesn’t feel right, or where there are opportunities to improve our safety performance​

Life on site 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.​

Whilst you’re learning on the job, you’ll attend our Core Skills Development Programme designed to expand your business knowledge, strengthen core skills and offer networking opportunities with other graduates, higher apprentices and key stakeholders across the Tarmac business in order to successfully transition into your destination role​.​

The Ideal Candidate

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:​

  • A degree Wanting a blend of the opportunity to get stuck in and learn in a very hands-on way + work on strategic projects aimed at business improvement​

  • Wiling to learn and develop​​

  • Self-starter with an organised approach to work​

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

  • Passionate about working safely​

  • Ability to develop leadership skills ​

  • Able to travel to multiple sites (fully expensed)

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?

Tarmac is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.