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Apprentice Fitter

Job Reference tarmac/TP/112/5145

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Contract Type:
£18,000 + Benefits Package
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Job Functions:
Early Careers
Region / Division:
Contracting - North & Scotland
Business Unit:
North & Scotland

Job Introduction

Are you a school or college leaver, or potentially looking for a change of career?  If so; then please read on as we may just have the Apprentice role for you…

At Tarmac, ‘who you are’ matters.  We want to get to know you.  If you share our values and are proud of a job well done, collaborative in working well with others and ambitious to make things better, then have a read of what we have on offer. 

Come and join us as an Apprentice Fitter at Tarmac, based at our Agecroft site in Salford, Manchester. You will get hands on experience in various tasks that will help develop your skills, qualify and allow you to progress within the business! You will join our North West and Yorkshire Pave team based at our site in Salford but travelling across the region as needed.

The role is easily commutable from Manchester, Warrington, Stockport, Wigan, Oldham, Salford, Pendlebury, Swinton, Old Trafford, Eccles, Eccles, Old Trafford, Prestwich, Cheadle, Wythenshawe, Tyldesley, Ashton-under-Lyne, Bolton, Rochdale, Heywood and the surrounding areas.

Here at Tarmac, we are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.

Main Responsibilities

As an Apprentice Fitter you will be bringing life to our Production! Fitters in our business work on heavy machinery and play a critical role in keeping our sites and plant functioning. You will be a vital part of the team responsible for making sure all the systems in place are efficient, that daily maintenance is at a high standard, and also producing new ideas to make production more efficient.

Duties may include (not exhaustive): ​

  • General maintenance ​
  • Managing breakdowns and finding faults ​
  • Running mechanical tests​
  • Health and safety checks, including risk assessments
  • Maintaining a clean and safe working environment and ensuring safety comes before anything else! ​
  • Taking pride in all work completed and being determined to succeed!​

As an Apprentice Fitter 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.

While learning in your day-to-day role, you will complete our Professional Development Programme, giving you a good grounding to start an exciting career in our industry.


Further details of the qualification can be found here:


*Please note you must be able to travel between site and college for this apprenticeship

**Due to the nature of the role you must be 18 years of age on or by 31st August 2024


What you will get from us in the role of Apprentice Fitter

  • Your line manager and mentor will give you help and guidance throughout your apprenticeship programme
  • Your Operational colleagues, who most of your daily interactions will be with will provide support and knowledge
  • Health and Safety Team, always on hand to make sure we are working safely, although safety is everyone’s responsibility!
  • Human Resources​, here to support the development of your career with Tarmac


  • Level 3 qualification in Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician
  • The training will be both compulsory on site; and attendance to college for this Apprenticeship

The Ideal Candidate

Our people come from a variety of different backgrounds and prior experience isn’t always necessary for success.

Educational Qualifications required for the role of Apprentice Fitter:

​GCSEs A-C or numbered equivalent (9-4) in both English and Maths​

Please don’t worry if school wasn’t your thing and you are worried about these entry requirements – come and talk to us!


  • Safety first mindset​
  • Practical and hands-on​
  • Enthusiastic about starting a career in the building materials industry!​
  • Passionate about working safely​
  • A team player​
  • Willingness to learn and develop

Why Us

In addition to the role of Apprentice Fitter we offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives, and benefits:

  • 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 (employee networks) we currently have nine communities inc. (REACH) Religious, Ethnic, Cultural Heritage, LGBTQ+, Parents & Carers, Ability, Wellbeing, Female Voice, and Menopause
  • 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.

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