Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Trainee Manager for Sustainability

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Working at Hanson is about being part of One Team. We operate over 300 production sites in the UK, employing about 3,500 people in a wide range of roles, and our aim is to be a leading sustainable business, trusted and respected by our stakeholders for the ethics we adopt and the products we supply.

We are part of the HeidelbergCement Group, one of the largest building materials manufacturers in the world, and are committed to being a fair, respectful and inclusive employer.

Our motivated employees are the key to our success and our culture is based on teamwork, strong customer focus, innovation and working safely and sustainably. We are focusing on a zero-harm workplace and our ambitious target to reduce our CO2 emissions by 15 per cent by 2030 ( we have already reduced them by 50% since 2009)

Hanson UK

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

Description of Team/Department

As the EHS Graduate you will report directly to the Sustainability Director and actively support the business to drive our global EHS program. As such, you will work with the sustainability team members to assist in projects and day-to-day activities of the department.

Purpose of/Responsibilities of the role

  • Work with EHS Managers to implement and monitor the health, safety & environmental management systems.
  • Perform on site audits to ensure conformance to the company IMS procedures standards. 
  • Assist with developing EHS business line improvement plans that comply with Company policies and procedures. 
  • Involved in organising and conducting EHS related activities, training, and preventive programs to create awareness among employees.
  • Work with colleagues in the sustainability/carbon and energy team to support the delivery of carbon projects; which include progress reporting, data analysis, energy and carbon reduction, carbon models; and developing relationships with clients and industry sectors. 


  • A minimum of a 2:1 degree in a relevant Science, Technology, Engineering Mathematic (STEM) or environmental/earth science discipline. 
  • A strong understanding of climate change and general sustainability processes
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to communicate and engage with a variety of different people e.g. clients, colleagues, stakeholders
  • Strong work ethic and team working capabilities
  • Strong organisational and numerical skills
  • Full UK 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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