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Tarmac, a CRH company, is the UK's leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business.

When you work for Tarmac, you work for a company which really does have a commitment to treat colleagues with respect and to prioritise their safety. Visit our careers website for further information on roles across the whole Tarmac business, and explore occupations that would suit your particular qualifications, skills and experience.

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Graduates and Apprenticeships

Current apprentices - Ty and Aaron.

Our graduate and apprenticeship programmes are designed to give you relevant, hands-on experience, whilst earn a wage working in a professional, leading business. You'll get first-class training and support, and learn from highly qualified professionals in their field.

You will also have access to an active support network of line managers, mentors, and our HR teams - all on hand to help you be your personal best and progress in your career.

For further information, visit our dedicated careers website, which includes current vacancies across the whole business.

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Two of Tarmac Dunbar’s current apprentices offer their views on the apprenticeship schemes and explain why they would recommend them.

Electrical engineering apprentice, Tyrhys Twist (18) started his apprenticeship in August 2019.  In his first year he was based four days a week at Edinburgh College (some of that time working from home due to Covid-19 restrictions) and one day a week at the cement works.  Now in his second year he spends four days on-site and one day college based (currently virtual learning).  When he finishes his course in 2023, he aims to achieve a HNC in electrical engineering.

“I would definitely recommend the apprenticeship here,” he says.  “The company likes to help with supporting local people in training and employment and, in my view, couldn’t be any better.

“I have been able to experience all different types of electrical engineering including computer work.  The team is very helpful, and nobody pushes me too hard, just enough to ensure I do as well as I can!”

Second year mechanical apprentice Aaron Chisholm (18) developed an interest in Tarmac through his father, Barry, who has worked for the company since he started himself as an apprentice in 1990.  Aaron gained an insight into the world of cement-making through moving with his father’s job around the world including Australia, England and Scotland.  He began his apprenticeship in July 2019, aged 16, straight from school.

He comments: “I would advise anyone considering a Tarmac apprenticeship to go for it.  It is a lot of hard work but it’s very rewarding and the company is great to work for.  Through the training, I am getting, I am developing technical and personal skills and post-Covid-19 restrictions there will be even more opportunities for me.  And having seen my dad work his way up from apprentice, I am optimistic about future opportunities.”

Aaron is aiming for an HNC in Mechanical engineering when he finishes his four-year apprenticeship in 2023.

If you wish to find out about the opportunities at Dunbar, please email us at [email protected]