Apprentices and school leavers

An apprenticeship at Aggregate Industries is an exciting start on the career ladder allowing you to earn while you learn.

 

What is an Apprenticeship?

You will be given real practical experiences, competitive salary whilst working towards a nationally recognised qualifications.

Our apprenticeship programme is a crucial part of the plans for the future; it helps students develop the skills that will underpin the company’s on-going development.

Our apprenticeship programme gives young people an opportunity to learn new skills and practice them in a live environment, which can be a solid basis for career development.

Our apprenticeships

Higher

Our Higher Apprenticeship offers you a diverse and exciting experience within the construction industry. Over three years you will build the knowledge and skills required to develop a rewarding career in either an operational, commercial or office capacity. You’ll be working towards a foundation degree in Mineral Products Technology at the University of Derby, mixing academic study and practical hands on experience with a structured plan to develop you both personally and professionally. 

This apprenticeship can progress onto a BSc (Hons) in Minerals Management.

Entry requirements

  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • 2 A levels equating to 80 UCAS points (at least 1 in a STEM subject).
Professional and corporate

Our Professional and Corporate Apprenticeships include, but are not limited to; Business Admin, Finance, IT and Quantity Surveyor. With such a variety of business functions and departments, the opportunities are endless!

Entry requirements:

  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • Various entry requirements - please see job advert 

 

Manufacturing and process

Operation forms the heart of our business and our Apprenticeships in this area have been designed to take our top business priority into account; Health and Safety.
With approximately 290 sites across the UK, opportunity and diversity in our operational functions is vast.

Entry requirements:

  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • Various entry requirements - please see job advert 

 

 

 

Engineering

A four year Maintenance and Engineering Technician Apprenticeship has two pathways: Electrical and Mechanical. This apprenticeship will give apprentices an opportunity to train as either an Electrician or mechanical Fitter within Aggregate Industries. All practical training will be site based at one of our UK operational sites combined with attendance at Stephenson College, Coalville in Leicestershire for college block releases that takes place for two weeks every six weeks.

Through a well-structured training plan, the engineering apprentice will develop both practical and academic understanding and basic knowledge of engineering through their apprenticeship.

The engineering apprentices form an integral element of workforce succession planning and future business requirements across a number of divisions and up-skilling of organisational engineering capabilities.

Following successful completion of the maintenance and engineering technician apprenticeship, those demonstrating exceptional talent will be given the opportunity to continue their studies and achieve the Higher National Diploma (HND) in Engineering.

Entry requirements: 

  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • English and Maths A-D

 

Plant operations

Our Plant Operations Apprenticeships are delivered by Stafford College. Apprentices will work towards the Plant Maintenance and Operations Apprenticeship, learning how to operate various items of plant safely and efficiently, and to carry out basic maintenance and checks on Civil Engineering Plant or Construction Plant.
All practical training will be site based at our UK operational sites combined with attendance at Stafford College, in Staffordshire for college block releases that takes place for two weeks every six weeks.

Through a well-structured training plan, the Plant Operations apprentice will develop both practical and academic understanding and basic knowledge of Plant Operations through their apprenticeship.

The Plant Operations apprentices form an integral element of workforce succession planning and future business requirements across a number of divisions and up-skilling of organisational Plant Operations capabilities.

Entry requirements: 

  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • English and Maths A-D

 

Mobile and static plant

Our Mobile and Static Plant Apprenticeship programme will provide you with a structured approach to learning giving you the peace of mind that you will receive the highest quality training and experience allowing you to  grow your skills, knowledge and understanding to progress within Aggregate Industries.

The main duties and tasks of mineral processing mobile and static plant operators are to operate either fixed or mobile heavy plant equipment efficiently and safely complying with current legislation, company policies and procedures.

You will be producing high quality products for a diverse range of end uses and related manufacture such as construction products, ready mixed concrete, mortar, asphalt, cement, precast or prestressed concrete products.  Duties include carrying out preventative and routine maintenance inspections of equipment and housekeeping.

This apprenticeship in delivered on site by Mentor Training and includes a number of workshops and one to one sessions throughout the eighteen months. 

Entry requirements:

  • English and Maths A-D

 

 

Information for parents

Aggregate Industries are at the heart of construction with Health and Safety as our top priority. There are endless opportunities for development in both our operational and functional roles.

What does our Apprenticeship scheme involve?  

  • Exposure to the business
  • Day release for college/university
  • Earn while you learn
  • Nationally recognised qualification

What could the future hold?

Depending on the apprenticeship route choose, there are many options available following successful completion of the programme.

At AI we are committed to offer a permanent position and will endeavour to give all colleagues the career they want.

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With us, you can expect personal development opportunities, international exposure, as well as safe and attractive working conditions, because we believe that our 3,900 employees help put us at the heart of construction.