Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Trainee Manager for General Business Lines or Cement

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Working at Hanson is about being part of One Team. We operate around 300 manufacturing sites in the UK and employ over 3,500 people in a wide range of roles from production workers, plant operators, technicians and drivers to sales, IT, engineering and finance managers.

We are part of the HeidelbergCement Group, one of the largest building materials manufacturers in the world, employing over 45,000 people at 2,300 locations in 40 countries.

Our aim is to be a leading sustainable business and we are committed to being fair, respectful and inclusive and are an equal opportunities employer. We exceed customer expectations through an engaged team that is professional, responsible and reliable.

We believe in working safely and sustainably, focusing on a zero-harm workplace and our ambitious target to reduce our CO2 emissions by 50 per cent by 2030. Our employees understand that we do much more than just produce materials: we are vital to ensuring roads can be built and maintained; we manufacture the concrete foundations for buildings such as schools and hospitals; and we are part of major infrastructure projects that will shape the future of the UK.

Hanson UK

Hanson UK is a leading supplier of heavy building materials to the construction industry.

Purpose of/responsibilities of the role

  • To gain as much experience as possible across Hanson UK, developing operational, commercial and leadership skills
  • Development programme for future operational managers in any of Hanson's business lines

General Management and Risk Management

  • Ensuring compliance with various Acts, Regulations and licence conditions and accreditations that apply within the business
  • Record any non-conformance, hazard or complaint and act to investigate and carry out any necessary action to correct
  • Assist with management with preparation of reports, budgets and other relevant reports
  • Undertake operational improvement programs as specified to improve costs, availability, performance, customer service and operational excellence


  • Gain and develop knowledge of the key production areas (Aggregates, Asphalt, Concrete and Cement)
  • Be able to control, direct and plan ongoing maintenance in conjunction with the management team for fixed and mobile equipment
  • Organise day-to-day operations, with guidance from the management team, to ensure appropriate levels of staffing and materials


  • A degree, preferably a 2:1, in engineering (mechanical or electrical) Chemical or STEM related subjects
  • Ability to express yourself through both verbal and written communication
  • Strong numerical, analytical and reporting skills
  • Excellent IT skills, including the full suite of Microsoft applications
  • Full, clean driving licence for UK travel

Excellent Remuneration and Benefits

  • 27 days' holiday?
  • Leading pension scheme offering with generous contributions from Hanson.?
  • 24/7 access to an online employee discount platform. Save money on everything from groceries, electronics, fashion, holidays and much more.
  • Ongoing training and development and opportunities to help further your career.
  • A comprehensive structured induction programme.
  • Experience within a well-respected global market leader.
  • Benefits supporting you and your family, such as Cycle to work, voluntary Life assurance.
  • Access to discounted private medical benefits
  • Paid day off to Volunteer every year
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice


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Opportunity Overview

  • February 5th, 2021
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Multiple UK Locations

Preferred Disciplines...

  • Chemical
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical

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