Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Trainee Manager for Concrete

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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)

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Description of Team/Department

To gain as much experience as possible across Hanson Concrete UK, developing operational, commercial, technical, distribution and leadership skills. 

Development programme for future operational managers in any of Hanson's business lines.

Purpose of/Responsibilities of the role

  • Support operational and Health & Safety teams to work towards our goal of ‘Zero Harm'
  • Embrace and develop continuous improvement across all areas, including: efficiency, productivity, operational and administrative processes
  • Adopt to, and learn from, different management teams and business areas
  • Learn and adhere to company policies and procedures and apply these to daily tasks
  • Develop excellent communication strategies within a highly diverse work environment 
  • Gain and develop knowledge of the key production areas of Concrete 
  • 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 
  • Ensure employees are adequately trained to carry out their duties 
  • Participate in regular management meetings to ensure smooth running of an operation or area


  • Be degree educated. Either mechanical, electrical, civil engineering or business/economics  Minimum 2:1
  • 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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Opportunity Overview

  • February 4th, 2022
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Bristol and London
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Civil
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Geotechnical
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Structural

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