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Graduate Trainee Manager


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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.

People and communities

Aaron Lucid talks about his experience as a graduate trainee at Hanson.

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)

At Hanson we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you are excited about this role and your past experience of skill set doesn't align perfectly with the job description we encourage you to apply, you may be the right candidate for this or other roles 

Hanson is committed to being a fair, respectful and inclusive company, a place where you can be your best you. Whatever hat you wear, we celebrate individuality and recognise how a diverse workforce of different characters, backgrounds and skills helps our business to be stronger and more successful for everyone. We encourage a culture that values openness and transparency and recognises individual achievement. 

We are working to inspire more people to consider careers within the construction industry

Description of Team / Department

Our graduate trainee manager programmes have been designed to attract, develop, and retain the graduates who will become our future leaders.  During the programme you will get the chance to participate in wider company development activities and project delivery as well as commit time to your professional development in role. We will support you with a variety of training modules and one-to-one coaching from managers and mentors.

To put yourself in the best possible position to get the most from the programme, you will need to have enthusiasm for personal and professional development and the determination to succeed.

We will equip you with an in-depth understanding of our business and the leadership, technical and people skills you'll need as a future business leader. Real responsibilities, straight away from day one, you will be working alongside managers and employees in challenging and diverse roles that make a real contribution to our business outcomes.

Providing you with a long term career path, the graduate programme is only the first step in what could be a fulfilling career at Hanson; within the two or three years, you are likely to be one of our frontline leaders within one of our 300 sites across the UK.

Business Lines Aggregates, Asphalt, Concrete and Cement - National roles throughout the UK 

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, in one of our 300 sites 
  • 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 area
  • Learn and adhere to company policies and procedures and apply these to daily task
  • Develop excellent communication strategies within a highly diverse work environment

Key Areas of Development

  • General Management and Risk Management
  • Operations
  • Gain and develop knowledge of the key production areas (Aggregates, Asphalt, Concrete and Cement)
  • 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
  • Sustainability including Health & Safety
  • Understand the appropriate internal and external regulations, guidelines and policies and how they apply across the business areas
  • Logistics and Customer Service
  • Technical and Quality Control
  • Leadership and Management

Skills / Experience

  • Degree educated. Preferably engineering lead -electrical, process, mechanical, chemical, STEM, business related, or geography Minimum 2:1
  • Full UK driving licence

Excellent Remuneration and Benefits

  • 27 days' holiday plus bank holidays
  • Agile working policies in place
  • 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
  • Mental health advisors

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: February 10th, 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: £28,913 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Multiple UK Locations

Preferred Disciplines...

  • Chemical
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geotechnical
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Process

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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