Degree Apprenticeship - Operational Manager (Construction)

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Aggregate Industries is at the forefront of innovation and sustainability within the construction and building materials sector. Our dedication to safety, inclusivity, and providing top-tier service sets us apart.

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For those ready to make a real impact toward a more sustainable and efficient future, joining our team means becoming part of a movement aimed at reshaping the industry through decarbonisation and advanced operational practices.

About the role:

We are excited to open applications for our Operational Manager Apprenticeship programme, designed to nurture the next generation of managers within construction.

This role offers a unique blend of on-the-job training and academic learning, providing an excellent foundation for a successful career within the construction industry. Based in our state-of-the-art facilities, this is a golden opportunity for individuals passionate about engineering, innovation, and sustainability.

Whilst on site you'll be given a tailored training plan to work through, supported by both your allocated mentor and your manager. On a day to day basis you'll be given greater exposure to your division and the roles of your team members.

Our overarching Company value is Health and Safety (H&S) and to assist you in understanding this value, we require our apprentices to complete a number of H&S related courses.

What will I do?

  • Engage in comprehensive training programmes combining hands-on experience with academic learning.
  • Work alongside experienced professionals to gain practical skills in mechanical engineering.
  • Participate in projects focusing on innovation and sustainability in construction materials and practices.
  • Support the operational and day to day running of sites/plants
  • Learn about and contribute to our sustainability initiatives, focusing on reducing carbon emissions and enhancing efficiency.
  • Plan, process and produce materials and mineral products
  • Optimise the effectiveness of the team by actively participating in daily/weekly briefings, appraisals and reviews
  • Work with all members of the management team to continually raise the Health, Safety and Environmental standards of the company
  • Maximise productivity of mineral extraction and products process by making cost effective use of resources, products and equipment
  • Identify ways to improve processes by monitoring production process and end product

What you’ll need:

Our minimum entry requirements are:

  • 5 GCSEs Grade A*- C or 4-9, including Mathematics, English Language and Science
  • 2 A levels equating to 80 UCAS points or higher.

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK. Aggregate Industries does not offer visa sponsorship for apprenticeship roles.

About you:

  • Passionate about beginning a career in within the construction sector with future manager aspirations
  • Strong analytical skills and a keen interest in applying them to solve real-world challenges.
  • Proactive, eager to learn, and willing to engage in both academic studies and practical work.
  • No prior professional experience required, but a strong interest in or related fields is essential.

What you’ll get:

  • A competitive starting salary starting at £20,000, with annual pay rises 
  • Competitive pension and 33 days’ holiday per year (including bank holidays) 
  • Career development and support from day one 
  • Opportunities to collaborate with a wide and varied number of functions across the business and ability to learn new skills 
  • A dynamic working environment offering attractive working conditions 

Aggregate Industries UK is dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds, believing that a variety of perspectives makes us stronger and drives innovation. 


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