A career with Breedon

We're always keen to hear from experienced or ambitious people who are interested in joining the UK's largest independent construction materials group and one of the fastest-growing companies in our industry.


Life at Breedon

Our culture is rooted in sound business ethics and strong leadership.  We have a tradition of commitment to excellence and hard work, constantly challenging ourselves to do better.  And we recognise the importance of every colleague’s contribution to the success of our business. 

We want everyone in our company to succeed and be the best they can be.  We want you to feel empowered to perform to the best of your ability.  We’ll encourage you to use your initiative, challenge the status quo, draw on your personal skills, helping us continually to change and adapt our business to keep up to date with best practice.  In return, we’ll work hard to make sure you feel valued, supported, motivated and rewarded for the difference you make.  We’ll give you first-class training, development support and mentoring to ensure you get the best out of your career with us. 

Where possible, our policy is to promote our existing colleagues to new or vacated positions, so that as our business grows, so do our people.  Breedon is an exciting and stimulating place to work, where new ideas are welcomed and personal and team successes are celebrated.  From operatives, skilled trades, geologists, quarry managers and engineers, to finance, HR and business development, we all work together as a team to deliver what we’re best known for in the market – outstanding customer service.


Careers with Breedon

For more information and to apply online, please see our current vacancies list below.

CURRENT VACANCIES

Location: Breedon on the Hill, Derby
Closing date: 23 April 2018
Job description:

We are currently seeking an Accounts Payable Assistant, based at our head office in Breedon on the Hill.

 You will ensure that all invoices and credit notes are processed accurately within a timely manner and respond to all queries, ensuring that they are resolved to a satisfactory conclusion.

 

Key responsibilities:

·          Process all invoices and credit notes within a timely manner, adhering to SLAs and KPIs.

·          Ensure accurate data is recorded on all invoices and credit notes.

·          Liaise with sites and suppliers regarding invoice queries, resolve these within the departments SLAs and KPIs.

·          Assist with post and invoices email box on a rota basis.

·          Support the Accounts Payable Senior Assistant and help with any other ad hoc duties or tasks.

 

You must be able to demonstrate a high level of written and numerical literacy, and have previous experience of an Accounts Payable environment.

The Group places the highest importance on sustained standards of excellence in all aspects of Health, Safety and Environmental management and you will be expected to contribute to the Company’s zero harm culture. 

A competitive remuneration package will be offered including pension and life assurance.


Location: Clearwell, Gloucestershire
Job description:

We are currently seeking a Fixed Plant Fitter Apprentice, based at our Clearwell Quarry in Gloucestershire. This hands on approach will provide practical work based experience combined with an academic programme (you will attend a suitable college course leading to a qualification) and a personal growth plan.

You will be expected to demonstrate the following behaviours throughout the apprenticeship: 

  • Take responsibility for your own safety and that of colleagues and business partners
  • Maintain site house-keeping to a high standard
  • Actively engage in learning opportunities within the many departments which you will work within
  • Support all teams by participating fully in placements
  • Display effective communications and relationship building with all colleagues
  • Take ownership for your own development
  • Fully complete all college and work based learning assignments to the best of your ability
  • Look for and act on continuous development opportunities
  • Actively identify and implement improvements
  • Look for opportunities to positively promote the business
  • Look for ways to continually learn and develop

We are looking for:

  • Highly motivated individuals with a passion for learning
  • Flair for your chosen discipline
  • Enthusiastic and keen learners with an adaptable style and openness to new ideas
  • The potential to be our future team players, supervisors and managers.

You must also have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above (or level 5 or above on the new grading scheme) including Maths, English and Science.

The Group places the highest importance on sustained standards of excellence in all aspects of Health, Safety and Environmental management and you will be expected to contribute to the Company’s zero harm culture. 

A competitive remuneration package will be offered including pension and life assurance.


Location: Naunton, The Cotswolds
Job description:

We are currently seeking a Fixed Plant Fitter Apprentice, based at our Naunton Quarry near Cheltenham. This hands on approach will provide practical work based experience combined with an academic programme (you will attend a suitable college course leading to a qualification) and a personal growth plan.

You will be expected to demonstrate the following behaviours throughout the apprenticeship: 

  • Take responsibility for your own safety and that of colleagues and business partners
  • Maintain site house-keeping to a high standard
  • Actively engage in learning opportunities within the many departments which you will work within
  • Support all teams by participating fully in placements
  • Display effective communications and relationship building with all colleagues
  • Take ownership for your own development
  • Fully complete all college and work based learning assignments to the best of your ability
  • Look for and act on continuous development opportunities
  • Actively identify and implement improvements
  • Look for opportunities to positively promote the business
  • Look for ways to continually learn and develop

We are looking for:

  • Highly motivated individuals with a passion for learning
  • Flair for your chosen discipline
  • Enthusiastic and keen learners with an adaptable style and openness to new ideas
  • The potential to be our future team players, supervisors and managers.

You must also have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above (or level 5 or above on the new grading scheme) including Maths, English and Science.

The Group places the highest importance on sustained standards of excellence in all aspects of Health, Safety and Environmental management and you will be expected to contribute to the Company’s zero harm culture. 

A competitive remuneration package will be offered including pension and life assurance.


Location: Naunton, The Cotswolds
Job description:

We are currently seeking a Mobile Plant Fitter Apprentice, based at our Naunton Quarry in The Cotswolds. This hands on approach will provide practical work based experience combined with an academic programme (you will attend a suitable college course leading to a qualification) and a personal growth plan. This position would be ideal for an individual with an interest in HGVs and mechanics.

You will be expected to demonstrate the following behaviours throughout the apprenticeship: 

  • Actively engage in learning opportunities within the many departments which you will work within
  • Support all teams by participating fully in placements
  • Display effective communications and relationship building with all colleagues
  • Take ownership for your own development
  • Fully complete all college and work based learning assignments to the best of your ability
  • Take responsibility for your own safety and that of colleagues and business partners
  • Maintain site house-keeping to a high standard
  • Look for and act on continuous development opportunities
  • Actively identify and implement improvements
  • Look for opportunities to positively promote the business
  • Look for ways to continually learn and develop

We are looking for:

  • Highly motivated individuals with a passion for learning
  • Flair for your chosen discipline
  • Enthusiastic and keen learners with an adaptable style and openness to new ideas
  • The potential to be our future team players, supervisors and managers.

You must also have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above (or level 5 or above on the new grading scheme) including Maths, English and Science.

The Group places the highest importance on sustained standards of excellence in all aspects of Health, Safety and Environmental management and you will be expected to contribute to the Company’s zero harm culture. 

A competitive remuneration package will be offered including pension and life assurance.


Location: Kemnay Quarry
Job description:

We are currently seeking to appoint an ambitious Area Sales Manager within our Breedon Fyfestone concrete products business in Grampian.  Based at Kemnay Quarry, this is an opportunity for a commercially focused graduate or an individual who can demonstrate a successful relevant track record to join an established and growing organisation.

Reporting into the Breedon Fyfestone concrete products manager, the role has responsibility across the area incorporating sales of concrete blocks and Fyfestone products.

Key deliverables include:

  • Responsibility for sales and commercial activity across the area;
  • Setting commercial strategy in line with operational capability and business strategy;
  • Engagement with other business teams to maximise the commercial performance of the Group;
  • Development and promotion of new value adding products and services;
  • Creation and development of lasting relationships with specifiers, contractors and merchants;
  • Motivation of employees at all levels to ensure excellence in customer service;
  • Support and drive a healthy and safe working culture.

We believe our people make the difference and offer terms and benefits associated with being an employer of choice.


Location: Central England
Closing date: 03 May 2018
Job description:

We are currently seeking a mechanical maintenance Engineer to join our production team in the Central England area. 

You will be responsible for developing a preventative maintenance system and carrying out planned maintenance activities to ensure that our asphalt and concrete plants in areas such as Corby, Rugby and Mansfield operate safely and reliably.  You will also play a key 'hands on' role in the planning and implementation of plant improvements.  You will need to have the ability to quickly fault find and respond to any unplanned plant shutdowns.  Some of your work will involve working with production colleagues on the telephone to understand issues and to provide advice, so your ability to communicate effectively is vital.  This is a mobile role and so you will be required to be highly self-motivated and flexible in your approach. 

Experience in an industrial maintenance role would be a distinct advantage, as would a positive record and attitude towards health and safety. It would also be an advantage if you have experience of fault finding, cutting, grinding and welding in addition to general maintenance activities.  You should also have strong IT skills. 

You will be provided with a van to travel between sites, so a full driving licence is essential. 

The Group places the highest importance on sustained standards of excellence in all aspects of Health, Safety and Environmental management and you will be expected to contribute to the Company’s zero harm culture.  

A competitive remuneration package will be offered including business-use van, pension and life assurance.


Location: Naunton, Cheltenham
Job description:

We are currently seeking an Operative for our Block Plant, at Naunton Quarry near Cheltenham. Reporting to the Block Plant Supervisor this is an ideal opportunity for an ambitious, dynamic individual ideally with a mechanical background to join a very personal and progressive company. You must be comfortable with a hands-on-role to drive forward our health and safety culture as well as being focused on the needs of our customers.

You will be self-motivated, comfortable working on your own or as part of a team and have good communication skills. Ideally you will be flexible in your working approach and have an excellent attitude to health, safety and environmental standards.

 

The Group places the highest importance on sustained standards of excellence in all aspects of Health, Safety and Environmental management and you will be expected to contribute to the Company’s zero harm culture. A competitive remuneration package will be offered including pension and life assurance.


Location: Bridgend, South Wales
Closing date: 02 May 2018
Job description:

We are currently seeking to recruit a Plant Supervisor to run our ready-mixed concrete plant in Bridgend, South Wales.

Your key responsibilities will be to batch concrete and ensure this is done in accordance with our safety, environmental and quality procedures.

You will be the main contact with our customer & will be required to process orders and liaise with our Commercial & Technical teams.

You will ensure that concrete orders are placed & dispatched to meet customer requirements and conduct administration tasks, including using IT systems in order to efficiently operate the site. You will also be responsible for assisting our maintenance fitters and business partners in maintaining site housekeeping to a high standard and actively identifying and implementing site improvements. With a focus on environmental standards the role will involve supporting community relations in a constructive and proactive manner. You will be required to be flexible in duties undertaken, some non standard hours maybe required to carry out this role to meet the demand of our customers, including weekend working as applicable. You may be required to carry out other tasks on this site or at other sites in the local area.

We would like to hear from you if you have strong communication skills and the ability to work well with our drivers and other colleagues are all important.  It would be an advantage if you have worked in a similar role before and have a good understanding of general plant maintenance.

Loading shovel and first aid qualifications are desirable but full training will be provided.

The Group places the highest importance on sustained standards of excellence in all aspects of Health, Safety and Environmental management and you will be expected to contribute to the Company’s zero harm culture. 

A competitive remuneration package will be offered including pension and life assurance.


Location: Carmarthen, South Wales
Closing date: 23 April 2018
Job description:

We are currently seeking a Plant Supervisor to run our ready-mixed concrete plant in Carmarthen, South Wales.

 

Your key responsibility will be to batch concrete and ensure this is done in accordance with our safety, environmental and quality procedures. You will ensure that concrete orders are dispatched to meet customer requirements and conduct administration tasks, including using IT systems in order to efficiently operate the site. You will also be responsible for assisting our maintenance fitters and business partners in maintaining site housekeeping to a high standard and actively identifying and implementing site improvements. With a focus on environmental standards the role will involve supporting community relations in a constructive and proactive manner. You will be required to be flexible in duties undertaken, carrying out other tasks on this site or at other sites in the local area.

We would like to hear from you if you are keen to make a really positive difference to our business and the service received by customers.  A commitment to achieving world class safety standards, strong communication skills and the ability to work well with our drivers and other colleagues are all important.  It would be an advantage if you have worked in a similar role before and have a good understanding of general plant maintenance, along with loading shovel and first aid qualifications.

The Group places the highest importance on sustained standards of excellence in all aspects of Health, Safety and Environmental management and you will be expected to contribute to the Company’s zero harm culture. 

A competitive remuneration package will be offered including pension and life assurance.


Location: Wellington, Herefordshire
Job description:

We are looking to appoint a Concrete Plant Supervisor for our Wellington concrete plant.

Your key responsibility will be to batch concrete and ensure this is done in accordance with our safety, environmental and quality procedures. 

You will ensure that concrete orders are dispatched to meet customer requirements and conduct administration tasks, including using IT systems in order to efficiently operate the site. You will also be responsible for assisting our maintenance fitters and business partners in maintaining site housekeeping to a high standard and actively identifying and implementing site improvements. With a focus on environmental standards the role will involve supporting community relations in a constructive and proactive manner. 

You will be required to be flexible in duties undertaken, carrying out other tasks on this site or at other sites in the local area.

We would like to hear from you if you are keen to make a really positive difference to our business and the service received by customers.  A commitment to achieving world class safety standards, strong communication skills and the ability to work well with our drivers and other colleagues are all important.  It would be an advantage if you have worked in a similar role before and have a good understanding of general plant maintenance, along with loading shovel and first aid qualifications.

The Group places the highest importance on sustained standards of excellence in all aspects of Health, Safety and Environmental management and you will be expected to contribute to the Company’s zero harm culture. 

A competitive remuneration package will be offered including pension and life assurance.


Location: Cloud Hill Quarry, Derby
Closing date: 27 April 2018
Job description:

We are currently seeking a driven and ambitious individual to co-ordinate ready-mixed concrete deliveries in a busy market. 

You will be based in our office at Cloud Hill Quarry near Derby, and your responsibilities will include:  

  • Timely & accurate input of all customer concrete orders
  • Cost effective dispatch planning (shipping) of all customer orders through active liaison with commercial, operations and transport teams
  • Timely response to all customer enquiries and complaints
  • Specific support to the pre planning of major contracts or schemes in terms of production and transport capacity planning 

We are looking for a professional, experienced Shipper who can demonstrate knowledge of road haulage.  You will be an excellent communicator and be a proactive self-starter who can build effective relationships both with colleagues and customers.

The Group places the highest importance on sustained standards of excellence in all aspects of Health, Safety and Environmental management and you will be expected to contribute to the Company’s zero harm culture. 


Location: North East Scotland
Closing date: 27 April 2018
Job description:

We are seeking to employ Surfacing Operatives to work within the North East Contracting Division. The work location will be predominantly in and around the Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Area, but may involve working in other geographic locations within the business.

The successful candidates will ideally have road surfacing experience on highway works, but this is not essential as full training, guidance and supervision will be given. Applicants with construction industry, mechanical plant and/or agricultural experience will also be considered.

CSCS card and driving licence would be preferred, but not essential as full Construction Industry training will be given to the right candidate.

Positions Available:

  • Surfacing Foreman
  • Paver Operative/Screwsman
  • Roller Operative
  • Tractair/JCB 2/3CX Operative
  • Bond Coat Sprayer Operative/Driver
  • General Surfacing Operative (Raker/Shoveller) 

Duties will include and not exhaustive of:

  • Manual labour
  • Operation of plant and equipment
  • Health and Safety engagement
  • Working on own initiative and part of a team
  • Training and multi-tasking of duties.

In return, we offer a competitive salary and other benefits associated with a progressive employer.


Location: Flexible (within Scotland)
Closing date: 27 April 2018
Job description:

We are seeking to employ Surfacing Operatives to work within our Contracting Divisions. The work location will be predominantly in and around the East, South West and West of Scotland, but may involve working in other geographic locations within the business.

The successful candidates will ideally have road surfacing experience on highway works, but this is not essential as full training, guidance and supervision will be given. Applicants with construction industry, mechanical plant and/or agricultural experience will also be considered.

CSCS card and driving licence would be preferred, but not essential as full Construction Industry training will be given to the right candidate 

Positions Available:

  • Surfacing Foreman
  • Paver Operative/Screwsman
  • Roller Operative
  • Tractair/JCB 2/3CX Operative
  • Bond Coat Sprayer Operative/Driver
  • General Surfacing Operative (Raker/Shoveller)

Duties will include and not exhaustive of:

  • Manual labour
  • Operation of plant and equipment
  • Health and Safety engagement
  • Working on own initiative and part of a team
  • Training and multi-tasking of duties.

In return, we offer a competitive salary and other benefits associated with a progressive employer


Location: Telford
Closing date: 27 April 2018
Job description:

We are currently seeking a Distribution Coordinator based at Leaton Quarry in Telford, Shropshire. Working within a team in a fast-paced environment you will be responsible for the receipt, accurate inputting, scheduling and monitoring of customers’ orders. You must be able to meet customers’ requirements whilst keeping them informed and maximising our commercial opportunities. Effective communication between both internal and external stake holders is paramount.

In this role you will be accountable for:

  • Telephone and email contact to and from customers.
  • An  adept and timely response to customers’ enquiries, queries and complaints in an efficient manner.
  • Proactively plan and track orders to completion.
  • Schedule and reschedule orders whilst utilising haulage fleet effectively.
  • Compile and maintain accurate records as required.
  • Communicate effective between commercial, production and haulage partners.
  • Proactively manage old age debt recovery.
  • An ability and desire to adapt cross functionally as and when required.
  • Identify and contribute to managing your own personal development.
  • Full compliance with Competition Act 1998

Good verbal skills are essential and previous experience in the concrete and aggregate product markets is desirable, along with a familiarity of the local geography.

The Group places the highest importance on sustained standards of excellence in all aspects of Health, Safety and Environmental management and you will be expected to contribute to the Company’s zero harm culture.

A competitive remuneration package will be offered including pension and life assurance.


Location: Crime Rigg Quarry, Durham
Job description:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, positive and confident mobile plant Fitter, who thrives in a busy environment.  Reporting directly to the workshop plant manager, you will be responsible for diagnosing and repairing Quarry mobile and fixed plant including repairs to concrete batching plants.

The role of the plant Fitter will be to support the existing team in maintaining and repairing the quarry plant at each unit.  You must be capable of working to high level of health and safety including the use of risk assessments and safe systems of work.

In the role you will be required:

  • To facilitate and co-ordinate the repair and maintenance of Quarrying plant and machinery i.e. Carrying out any repairs/maintenance for crushers, screening, conveyor systems and some hydraulic equipment.
  • To provide supervision of others and third party’s assisting in the works being carried out. 
  • To assist quarry management in the programming of scheduled maintenance aligned to production requirements.
  • To undertake risk assessment and associated paperwork, where required, of the relevant activities to ensure a suitable and effective safe system of work.
  • To liaise on a daily basis with management and quarry operatives to ascertain any repair and maintenance requirement that arise, or need specific prioritisation.
  • To provide flexibility to undertake emergency repairs where and when these arise.
  • To assimilate information effectively to be able and secure the best approach and method, both health and safety considered and operationally.
  • To eliminate preventable plant breakdowns
  • To ensure cost effective and timely ordering and supply of spares and critical equipment

The successful candidate will be required to complete oxy/fuel cutting, abrasive wheels and basic welding course, as there will be a requirement to carry out basic fabrication jobs on some occasions.

You must have previous experience as a mechanical fitter in a similar role/environment.  You should possess good hands-on experience of risk assessments; have the ability to work as part of a busy team, in a busy environment and have an ability to communicate effectively at all levels. Ideally you will bring skills and experience and be prepared to engage in the Breedon Groups training scheme, which includes working at Height, confined spaces as well as health and safety training.

You will need to have good communication skills and be a team player. A Full Driving Licence is essential, as is a professional qualification / experience and/or being time served apprentice.


Location: Argyll and Bute
Job description:

Due to our continuing growth we have vacancies for two Class 2 HGV Drivers delivering our product from our quarries in the Argyll and Bute area.  

Ideally, you will have a strong knowledge of the local area and/or be willing to drive a sleeper cab (not essential) and work away in differing locations.  You will have a clean driving licence and preferably be experienced in delivering concrete, coated asphalt and aggregates, although this is not essential as training will be provided.

You will have a proactive approach to health and safety and be fully conversant with EU rules on drivers’ hours, digital cards and tachograph records. You must hold a current valid CPC card demonstrating your training.  

Naturally you will be focussed upon fulfilling our customer requirements and therefore will be able to communicate in an effective and professional manner.

If you have the personal qualities to provide a genuinely positive contribution to our team, we offer a competitive salary and other benefits associated with a progressive employer.  You must provide evidence of your right to work in the UK.


Location: Cloud Hill Quarry, Derby
Closing date: 27 April 2018
Job description:

We are currently seeking a driven and ambitious individual to help support our aggregates and asphalt distribution team.

You will be based in our office at Cloud Hill Quarry near Derby, and your responsibilities will include:  

  • Timely & accurate input of all customer orders
  • Order Acknowledging Customers Purchase orders.
  • Supporting the team with the day to day truck utilisation
  • Timely response to all customer enquiries and complaints
  • Taking incoming calls from customers and hauliers

You will be an excellent communicator and be a proactive self-starter who can build effective relationships both with colleagues and customers. Full training for this role will be provided.

The Group places the highest importance on sustained standards of excellence in all aspects of Health, Safety and Environmental management and you will be expected to contribute to the Company’s zero harm culture. 


Location: Clatchard Quarry, Newburgh
Job description:

We are seeking a Materials Technician to carry out product sampling and testing materials from our sites around Scotland. You will be based in Fife although will cover Tayside and Fife.   

The successful candidate will ideally have experience within this field but applications are welcome from practical people who have the drive to apply themselves.  You will also be responsible for: 

  • Physical and mechanical testing of soils, aggregates, concrete and road paving materials for quality control and assurance compliance.

We are looking for an individual who has a good standard of English and Maths, is flexible, proactive and has a ‘hands-on’ approach to work. You must have effective communication, problem solving and IT skills.  You will be involved with customers and colleagues at every level in the business and therefore you should be able to work confidently and courteously within the team and on your own initiative.

This role may involve travel to other Breedon and customer locations and therefore the job holder must possess a full UK driving licence.

In return, we offer a competitive salary and other benefits associated with a progressive employer.

 


Location: Blyth, North East England
Closing date: 28 April 2018
Job description:

We are seeking a Plant Supervisor/Batcher to be based at our Blyth concrete plant, North East England.

Your key responsibility will be to batch concrete and ensure this is done in accordance with our safety, environmental and quality procedures. 

You will ensure that concrete orders are dispatched to meet customer requirements and conduct administration tasks, including using IT systems in order to efficiently operate the site. You will also be responsible for assisting our maintenance fitters and business partners in maintaining site housekeeping to a high standard and actively identifying and implementing site improvements. With a focus on environmental standards the role will involve supporting community relations in a constructive and proactive manner. 

You will be required to be flexible in duties undertaken, carrying out other tasks on this site or at other sites in the local area.

We would like to hear from you if you are keen to make a really positive difference to our business and the service received by customers.  A commitment to achieving world class safety standards, strong communication skills and the ability to work well with our drivers and other colleagues are all important.  It would be an advantage if you have worked in a similar role before and have a good understanding of general plant maintenance, along with loading shovel and first aid qualifications.

The Group places the highest importance on sustained standards of excellence in all aspects of Health, Safety and Environmental management and you will be expected to contribute to the Company’s zero harm culture. 

A competitive remuneration package will be offered including pension and life assurance.


Location: Dunbeg, near Oban
Closing date: 11 May 2018
Job description:

We are currently seeking a Quantity Surveyor covering Argyll and South West Scotland to join our busy contracting division.

Your key responsibilities include but are not limited to: -

 

  • Providing support to our operational teams on all matters relating to contract and commercial issues, whilst maintaining the flow of information between the site and office
  • Undertaking the measurement and valuation of works completed with submission to our client within the agreed timescales
  • Maintaining accurate financial control systems and reporting monthly on cost/value reconciliation
  • Managing the cash flow on each project ensuring collection in accordance with payment terms

You will have a BSc (Hons) degree in Quantity Surveying or relevant qualification with extensive experience in a similar role and experience of Conditions of Contract, including ICE, NEC3 and JCT. Previous experience in the road surfacing environment would be an advantage but not essential. You should be computer literate, commercially focused, a self-starter and have high business ethics. This role will involve travel to other Breedon and customer locations and therefore the job holder must possess a full UK driving license. We offer competitive terms and benefits associated with being an employer of choice, including pension and share save options.

The Group places the highest importance on sustained standards of excellence in all aspects of Health, Safety and Environmental management and you will be expected to contribute to the Company’s zero harm culture. 

 

 


Location: Netherglen/Rothes Glen Quarry, Elgin
Job description:

We are looking for a Quarry Operative based between our Netherglen and Rothesglen Quarries, Elgin.  

As part of the team in this busy quarry, reporting to the Quarry Manager, your role will be a practical ‘hands on’ position. You will become fully aware of the Company’s Health, Safety and Environmental policies and ensure they are adhered to at all times. 

The successful candidate will have a flexible, proactive and versatile approach to work.  You will ideally hold a current MPQC/CPCS skills card; however, training and development will be given to candidates who can demonstrate the necessary skills and aptitude to take on this challenging role.   This position would be ideal for an individual who is looking for genuine long term stability and opportunities for development.  Ideal for a highly motivated person with experience of plant operations preferably with knowledge of aggregates.  

In return, we offer a competitive salary and other benefits associated with a progressive employer.


Location: Naunton, Cheltenham
Job description:

We are seeking a General Operative at our Naunton Quarry, based in Cheltenham.

As part of the team in this busy quarry, reporting to the Quarry Manager, your role will be a practical ‘hands on’ position. You will become fully aware of the Company’s Health, Safety and Environmental policies and ensure they are adhered to at all times. 

The successful candidate will have a flexible, proactive and versatile approach to work.  You will ideally hold a current MPQC/CPCS skills card; however, training and development will be given to candidates who can demonstrate the necessary skills and aptitude to take on this challenging role.   This position would be ideal for an individual who is looking for genuine long-term stability and opportunities for development.  Ideal for a highly motivated person with experience of plant operations preferably with knowledge of aggregates. 

The Group places the highest importance on sustained standards of excellence in all aspects of Health, Safety and Environmental management and you will be expected to contribute to the Company’s zero harm culture. 

A competitive remuneration package will be offered including pension and life assurance.


Location: Head Office, Monifieth
Closing date: 30 April 2018
Job description:

We require a Safety, Health, Environmental & Quality Administrator to join our established Health & Safety Team based in Ethiebeaton Head Office, Monifieth. The position will report to the Head of Safety, Health, Environmental & Quality. 

Working in this busy environment, the successful candidate must be highly organised and ideally have a Health & Safety Qualification. They will also be self-motivated with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels, have strong attention to detail and have analytical and IT skills.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Maintenance of the Safety, Health, Environment & Quality software system
  • Data collection and analysis for monthly reports
  • Organising & booking training courses etc.
  • General administration tasks to support the Department and providing general office cover when necessary
  • Support and drive a healthy and safe working culture

We believe our people make the difference and offer terms and benefits associated with being an employer of choice.


Location: Dowlow Quarry, Derbyshire
Closing date: 30 April 2018
Job description:

We are currently seeking a full time Shipper/Planner based at our Dowlow Quarry in Buxton, Derbyshire. The role is temporary and is expected to be approximately 12 months in duration.  Working within a team in a fast-paced environment you will be responsible for the receipt, accurate inputting, scheduling and monitoring of customers’ orders. You must be able to meet customers’ requirements whilst keeping them informed and maximising our commercial opportunities. Effective communication between both internal and external stake holders is paramount.

In this role your key responsibilities will be:

  • Telephone and email contact to and from customers.
  • An adept and timely response to customers’ enquiries, queries and complaints in an efficient manner.
  • Proactively plan and track orders to completion.
  • Schedule and reschedule orders whilst utilising haulage fleet effectively.
  • Compile and maintain accurate records as required.
  • Communicate effectively between commercial, production and haulage partners.
  • Proactively manage old age debt recovery.
  • An ability and desire to adapt cross functionally as and when required.
  • Identify and contribute to managing your own personal development.
  • Full compliance with Competition Act 1998

Good verbal skills are essential and previous experience in the aggregate or asphalt product markets is desirable, along with a familiarity of the local geography.

The Group places the highest importance on sustained standards of excellence in all aspects of Health, Safety and Environmental management and you will be expected to contribute to the Company’s zero harm culture.

A competitive remuneration package will be offered including pension and life assurance.


Location: Home Counties
Closing date: 01 May 2018
Job description:

We are currently seeking a Territory Sales Manager to take responsibility for all sales activity for aggregate and ready mix concrete in the East Home Counties District.

The key elements of the role are as follows:

Market Management

·     Agree targets for territory/assets in alignment with Area/Regional Commercial strategy and support the execution and delivery of the Regional Commercial Strategy

·     Develop and maintain excellent relationships with customer contacts across the sales territory.

·     Collaboratively manage nominated key customer accounts to deliver maximum value to the business.

·     Timely and quality reporting of Won/Lost orders, Market Opportunities, Competitor Activity and Asset Sales Forecasts.

·     Adhere to regional sales policy and processes;

·     Plan and track own sales activity (calls, visits etc.) to maximise effective use of time

·     Respond promptly and efficiently to enquiries, queries and complaints from own designated customer accounts and territory customers and proactively manage tender enquiries and contracts through to a won/lost reportable conclusion

·     Promotion and sale of performance products against agreed pricing and volume targets

·     Constant assessment of competitor activity, performance and workload so that capability can be assessed in the competitive environment.

Service Delivery and Internal Relationships

·     Coordinate with distribution team to support them in delivering requires service levels

·     Support to Commercial Manager and building Area/Regional Strategy and identifying growth opportunities

·     Liaise with Credit Control to ensure credit limits are appropriate and that cash collection is maximised.

·     Develop and maintain relationships with operations and technical within own territory, accurately forecasting and communicating customer requirements to prevent service and technical problems arising;

·     Membership of industry bodies as appropriate;

It is essential that you possess good written and mathematical skills for this role and can demonstrate a sound track record in building customer relationships and winning business. Excellent communication skills are also essential as you will be liaising with a variety of stakeholders, including operational and management colleagues, haulier merchants and directly to customer sites. It would be advantageous if you have previous commercial experience within the UK ready-mix concrete market.

The Group places the highest importance on sustained standards of excellence in all aspects of Health, Safety and Environmental management and you will be expected to contribute to the Company’s zero harm culture. 

A competitive remuneration package will be offered including company car and pension.


Location: Hope Cement Works, Derbyshire
Closing date: 04 May 2018
Job description:

We are currently seeking a Transport Compliance Manager, based at our Cement Works in Hope, Derbyshire.

The key responsibilities of the role are:

  • To ensure the company fleet is operated within the confines of Operator Licensing requirements, bringing any issues to the fore, whilst adapting and updating company policy and procedures to ensure compliance.
  • To actively promote health and safety in the working environment, and continually aim to improve awareness of all staff.
  • To ensure compliance with all legislation including the Working Time Directive, EU Drivers’ Hours Rules, Operators Licence conditions and all relevant company policies and procedures.
  • To ensure that Transport Supervisors oversee the management of all drivers, and to bring to their attention any breaches of legislation.     
  • To ensure that all drivers, including agency staff when used, have been appropriately inducted prior to commencing work.   
  • To ensure all vehicles and trailers are available and presented to maintenance providers as and when required.     
  • To ensure that all vehicle defects are reported and rectified in a timely manner.
  • To continually evaluate new technology to identify any improvements which may benefit the transport operation, the business as a whole or the service that we give to our customers.     
  • To undertake random ‘spot checks’ of vehicles to ensure that drivers are carrying out the required daily checks and completing defect reports as required.  
     

The successful candidate will be a diligent individual with strong attention to detail. Previous experience in a Compliance Manager role would be advantageous.

The Group places the highest importance on sustained standards of excellence in all aspects of Health, Safety and Environmental management and you will be expected to contribute to the Company’s zero harm culture. 

A competitive remuneration package will be offered including pension and life assurance.

 


Location: Hope Cement Works, Derbyshire
Closing date: 04 May 2018
Job description:

We are currently seeking a Transport Supervisor, based at our Cement Works in Hope, Derbyshire.

The role will be to schedule and supervise the delivery of bulk cement from Hope Works and associated distribution depots on a daily basis and in a timely and compliant manner. You will be expected to actively promote a positive and pro-active approach to health and safety in the work environment and continually aim to improve safety awareness in all staff.

As Transport Supervisor you will have a good background in transport / traffic office environments where you have worked with route planners and schedulers. You will have monitored and addressed low-level driver issues and any associated administrative tasks.

The successful candidate will have good communication skills, be organised and, ideally, hold a CPC or have gained experience in a bulk tanker distribution environment. 

The Group places the highest importance on sustained standards of excellence in all aspects of Health, Safety and Environmental management and you will be expected to contribute to the Company’s zero harm culture. 

A competitive remuneration package will be offered including pension and life assurance.

 


Location: Raisby Quarry
Job description:

We are seeking a Weighbridge Clerk based at Raisby Quarry; this is an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious business with a strong desire to serve its customers.

Your role will be to liaise with drivers entering and leaving the site, receiving orders in the quarry and accurately ticketing materials for dispatch to customers.  You will be operating a computerizes system detailing order requirements; work as part of a team to deliver excellent customer service and also carry out other administration duties involved with a busy site.

Working in this busy environment, the successful candidate must be highly organised, have a good eye for detail, and a strong personality with the ability to communicate with customers at all levels. You will need a good level of computer knowledge, ideally have some experience of working with/dealing with drivers and be confident on the phone. Experience in a similar role would be an advantage but is not essential as training will be given.

For both the above role, the successful applicant will be able to communicate effectively and courteously with customers and the general public; and work as part of a team. A driving licence will be essential as the successful applicant may be required to cover additional sites.

We offer competitive terms and benefits associated with a being an employer of choice, including pension and share save option. 



Breedon is an ambitious and fast-growing company.  We’re already the largest independent building materials group in the UK – and we have plans to be even bigger and more successful in the future.  We have a reputation in the market as a fleet-footed operator, with the highest standards of customer service and a commitment to excellence in everything we do.

This is what sets us apart:

We really understand our customers

Although we’re a big business, we’re small enough to care about and support our customers.  We’ve developed close relationships with them by being approachable, reliable and able to make quick decisions.  We’re always available – and always willing to go the extra mile for the companies who rely on us.

We’re focused

We have a simple aim: to be the most profitable company in our industry.  We’re achieving this, not by cutting costs, but by investing wisely in our business and our people, by concentrating hard on getting the maximum value out of every tonne of rock we quarry.

We’re growing

Our strategy is to grow both organically and by acquisition.  We’ve already successfully integrated a number of companies into the group and have many more in our sights.  When you join Breedon, you’ll be embarking on an exciting and ambitious journey with us.

We care about our people

We adopt values and standards designed to help guide our staff in their conduct and business relationships to ensure that everyone goes home safely every day.  We are extremely proud that our safety performance continues to improve year-on-year and we continue to work as a team to aim for zero harm. 

We have a dream team

We’re proud to be able to say that our experienced, professional, honest and reliable team are the best in the business.  We don’t believe you’ll find a better group of colleagues anywhere else in our industry.

We offer great training and development

We want every one of our colleagues to succeed and become the best they can be,  We offer full training, development and mentoring support and strongly encourage progression.

We care about our communities

We believe we have a duty of care towards the communities in which we operate.  We work closely with them to ensure that our businesses have minimal impact on their environment and well-being – and that we help and support them wherever possible, as responsible corporate citizens.

We have lots of different roles at Breedon, from Operations to Logistics and Sales to Finance.  Take a look below at some of the roles that we have, and find out what our people think.

Ian is the Quarry Production Manager of our busy sand and gravel quarry, Norton Bottoms in Lincolnshire. Prior to joining the quarry industry he had 25 years of experience of working heavy industry and he became the Quarry Production Manager in 2006 and has never looked back.

On a day to day basis my job, like all our Quarry Production Managers, is full of variety with health and safety of all the people on site being the main priority. I spend much of my day out and about with my team, looking at ways to make the site better in every way. I actively make sure the site works efficiently, hitting all of our quality targets to ensure our customers love the product that we send to them.

Balancing all the hands on work and getting out and about, I also make sure that the accounts are spot on as well as ordering all of the equipment and supplies needed to keep the quarry running smoothly. I love the work I get involved with on restoration and local liaison, making sure that we are working alongside all of our neighbours.

I've had bags of training with Breedon and I know it is a good company to work for as they are committed to seeing people do well.  Personally I have received lots of quarry specific training and I have also completed the highly coveted SHE Level 6.  Furthermore, I am also qualified to operate most of the mobile plant machinery within the quarry, which allows me to chip in when needed to support the team.

I love my job and so many things about it.  The absolute highlight of my week is inspecting the field and I'm fairly sure I have the best job in the world when I get to see buzzards, foxes and deer roaming around. I am especially proud of the superb work done over the last 10 years & progress made by the team making Norton Bottoms a great place to work.


Max worked in the industry for 9 years before he joined us in October 2014 as the driver of a Concrete Mixer Truck and has since been promoted to the role of Lead Driver, supporting the Transport Manager with the running of our fleet of delivery trucks.

I started as a ready mixed concrete delivery driver in October 2014 at our Livingston concrete plant. On my first day it felt like I had worked there for years, because of the incredible team spirit and 'can do' attitude and due to the fact that I already knew most of the lads.  It was a refreshing change compared to some of the other companies within the industry that I had worked for previously. Fast forward 1½ years and I have been assigned the role of Lead Driver for Scotland which involves assisting our Regional Transport Manager with the day-to-day running of the mixer fleet and drivers in Scotland. I also work closely with our regional distribution office with regards to drivers' hours, truck limitations, truck repairs and maintenance schedules.

When I first passed my HGV test 13 years ago, I wanted to gain as much experience on as many different vehicles and within as many industries as I could. I was told at the time by a few people that if I was keen to increase my skills and confidence, I should try concrete mixers as it's a more challenging job than driving a delivery vehicle on the roads. Boy were they bang on the money! New drivers have to learn that driving a mixer truck is unlike driving any other lorry due to the rotating motion of the drum which causes the vehicle to be unstable. The high rotating centre of gravity will pretty quickly have you dropping the load if you don't give it the care and attention needed.

I start my day with a vehicle walk around check to ensure the vehicle is safe and roadworthy before I check the day's workload with the Plant Supervisor to confirm loading times and any special instructions. The truck is then loaded with concrete and I deliver it to our customer. Due to the fast-paced nature of the construction industry and the quick hardening properties of concrete, time is a precious commodity and it's something you have very little of during a normal shift. A typical day driving a mixer truck would more often than not involve tight work schedules and long hours. The Scottish weather and the need to wash the truck after each delivery means that it can be quite cold and wet.

The thing I like best about my job is working for a company that actually notices the potential in people and offers training opportunities for those who would like to develop themselves within the industry. We have an excellent team of drivers who pull together to complete the task in hand (however long that may take!). The biggest challenge for a mixer driver is trying to maintain a healthy work/life balance, keeping hours to legal limits and maintaining Breedon's high standard of customer service.

My most enjoyable day so far was pouring the final turbine base for the Dunbar community wind farm project. There were 19,620m3 turbine bases and almost every day on that particular job we were all maxing our driving hours and were physically and mentally drained due to the adverse weather, road conditions and hours. Finishing the pour on that last day was a feeling of total euphoria for everyone involved on that contract and most of that day was spent high-fiving each other with permanent grins on our faces!


Olly has worked for Breedon since 2011 and now works as a Quarry Supervisor based at Cloud Hill Quarry.

Cloud Hill is a very busy, multi product site which means that I have a varied day job, sometimes working on the asphalt plant, sometimes in the quarry and other days batching concrete. I get to operate several different pieces of equipment and drive a variety of mobile plant in our quarries.

My day to day role is very varied and incudes working hard to keep everyone on site safe and ensuring the most timely and cost-effective production of aggregates, and efficient utilisation of all crusher and support equipment.

I would like to progress with Breedon to become a Quarry Manager and I have therefore just started to study for a foundation degree in Mineral Products Technology at Derby University. I am looking forward to this new challenge, which will allow me to expand my knowledge of quarry engineering, operational practices and management techniques. Breedon funds all my qualifications, provides me with the time to attend university and enables me to have the range of work-based opportunities that I need to apply my learning.

My highlight whilst working for Breedon has been passing my Shotfiring qualifications, these are tough qualifications with strict pass marks – it makes me feel really proud of what I can achieve.


 

Anthony is the Plant Supervisor of our busy Llandybie site in West Wales. He joined Breedon in January 2013 and has 7 years of experience of working in our industry.

I'm the plant supervisor of our busy ready mixed concrete and screed operation in Llandybie, West Wales. I've been involved in the concrete business for seven years starting out as a company truck driver before becoming a plant supervisor about five and a half years ago. I relocated to Llandybie four years ago.

As a plant supervisor, my first responsibility is to work with the team at Llandybie and make sure every task performed on our site is carried out as safely as possible. At the start of each day I go through my site check list to ensure that the concrete plant and the loading shovel are both safe to operate.

At Llandybie, I deal directly with customers, providing prices and taking their orders and am responsible for arranging deliveries, in addition to producing the materials which have been ordered. I enjoy dealing directly with our customers, because I’ve found that I can provide a personal touch which they seem to like, judging by the amount of repeat business that we have at Llandybie.

When I get a quiet moment, I spend my time ensuring that we have the right amount of materials, such as aggregates and cement, ordered for the next day’s work, carry out any routine maintenance tasks and also ensure that the site is clean and tidy.

Safety is so important in our industry, so I ensure that the correct safety procedures are followed and that I speak to anyone that is doing anything unsafe. I’m the trained first aider for the site and maintaining the first aid kit and other safety equipment is an important responsibility for me.

I like working for Breedon and enjoy working with a cracking team at Llandybie. I’ve received plenty of training to help me with my job, including completing QCFs (NVQs) in plant and mobile plant, first aid training and I have recently passed an IOSH course. I've been offered some good support and help to people who wish to develop, so you shouldn't be afraid to ask for any opportunities to climb the careers ladder.

In my opinion, if you want to be a plant supervisor then good people skills are essential as we need to promote positive customer relations and a good team ethic with fellow colleagues and contractors at the site. It is important that you are flexible and calm under pressure, because it can be a very busy job and things don’t always go to plan! It helps if you are fit because some tasks can be quite physical.

Normally you can expect two-stage interviews, sometimes followed by time spent within the department to meet the team.  We believe it’s important for you to be as well-informed as possible about what the job involves before we make a decision.

In your interviews we’ll focus on your skills, experience and behaviour, so you’ll be asked for examples of how you’ve approached different situations and challenges in the past, drawing on your experience from study, home or work.

We do receive a lot of applications, so it’s important that yours stands out.  Make sure your CV really works for you.  Here are a few tips on putting your application together:

Be concise – that’s the best way to make an impact
Keep it simple and clear – you can elaborate at your interview
Summarise your key achievements at the top of your CV
Academic and professional qualifications should flow in a logical order
Analyse the job description carefully – then match your skills, experience and competencies to the requirements of the job
Don’t leave unexplained gaps – if you’ve had a career break or you’ve been travelling, just tell us
Check your application before sending it to us.  Check your spelling and grammar – and get a friend or family member to read it through if that helps
Make sure your CV is up to date!

At Breedon, we embrace the fact that everyone is different and we recognise the contribution that each person can make to achieve our shared goal.  We strongly believe that the best way to engage great people is to create a working environment based on trust and respect, and we are therefore committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

We are dedicated to ensuring fairness of treatment, dignity, work-life balance and the elimination of all forms of discrimination in the workplace for all of our colleagues and job applicants. We aim to create a working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment, and in which all decisions are based on merit.

It is our ambition that all colleagues are able to contribute fully to the success of Breedon. We strive to create an environment where every individual can flourish and colleagues feel empowered to use their strengths, talents and competency whilst understanding how they can get fully involved in all aspects of the business.

All colleagues are encouraged and supported to develop, using a range of methods including formal training using internal and external providers, coaching and mentoring and on the job experiences.  Development is identified through our One2One process.

At Breedon we want our people to be at the top of their game, giving world class performances every day and enjoying their time at work.  As a result, we firmly believe that learning and development will truly support our ambitions.

Kick start your career at Breedon - your best days are ahead of you!

An Apprenticeship with Breedon will give you real practical experiences, a good salary and formal qualifications. We are an experienced employer providing high quality Apprenticeships, helping you to really kick start your career.

Apprenticeships at Breedon offer a flexible development path across the business, developing competent, motivated and talented people. In addition to your qualifications and on the job training, we offer you a range of personal development, ranging from communication skills and team working to safe driving. 

We offer a wide range of Apprenticeships:

Engineering Apprenticeships
Minimum entry 5 GCSEs 

We will give you an opportunity to train in a practical way accessing the trade which interests you the most. All practical training will be at one of our UK sites combined with a local college providing formal learning and qualifications. 

We offer a structured training plan, supported by our experienced mentors, helping you to master your chosen trade.  We offer a choice of Mechanical Apprenticeships and Electrical/Electronic Apprenticeships, both of which are a 4 year programme gaining higher qualifications HNC and NVQ 3 or a Vehicle Repair Apprenticeships which is a 3 year programme gaining higher qualifications HNC and NVQ 3.

We are now accepting applications for Electrical and Mechanical Craft Apprentices at our Cement Works in Derbyshire. If you would like more information or to apply, please visit our careers website at www.breedongroup.com/careers

Operations Higher Apprenticeship
Minimum entry 200 UCAS points

We give you the chance to learn about our industry whilst gaining a Foundation degree.  This is a 3 year programme whereby you will gain a Higher Apprenticeship in Mineral Products Technology and NVQ 4.

Your first year is spent understanding our business, covering aggregates, concrete, asphalt and cement which complements your first year of distance learning at the University of Derby.  Your second and third years are spent specialising to provide you in-depth learning opportunities and to deliver meaningful projects across our business.

Requirements for this programme are:

  • 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above including Maths, Science and English
  • 200 UCAS points
  • A full clean driving licence
  • You must be willing and able to relocate at any stage before, during and after the three year programme. 

Business Apprenticeship
Minimum entry 5 GCSEs

As a complement to our Engineering and Operational Apprenticeships, we also offer Business Apprenticeships, which offers you an opportunity to work within our administrative functions where we are then able to offer secondments into various functions within our business including Finance, Commercial and Logistics, etc. 

It is a one year programme gaining you an Apprenticeship in Business Administration Technology and NVQ 2.

The great thing about our Apprenticeships is that your learning can continue after your Apprenticeship is completed. We offer ongoing education up to degree level and beyond for people who work hard, make the grade and contribute fully to our business.

Think our Apprenticeships sound like they might be up your street?  If you need convincing a bit further, why not have a look at what some of our current apprentices think.

 

Connor is one of our Mechanical Electrical Apprentices at Raisby Quarry in Durham and joined us in September 2015.

Now that I am into the second year of my apprenticeship, I can’t believe how far I’ve come and how much I have learnt over the past year or so.  I am learning more and more new things at work every day and constantly overcoming new challenges.  In addition, I am being tasked with more personal projects which I am finding increasingly more difficult the further I progress. But I do thrive off learning new things and I am always finding myself putting the new skills I have gained into practice.  I feel that being an apprentice really develops you as a person; I am able to work using my own initiative and perform more jobs independently, as well as working with new people.

Breedon is a fantastic company to work for!  They really look after and appreciate their apprentices.  So far, I have received several opportunities to work with different people such as the concrete fitter, where I was lucky to experience how the concrete plants work and the sort of maintenance that is performed.  Another example is the week I spent recently at the cement works which allowed me not only to work with a team of fitters at a different site, but also to work as part of a team with the other Fitter Apprentices.  I really like opportunities such as these because it allows you to work in teams with other people, share ideas and learn new ways of completing tasks you would normally do at work or experience putting new skills into practice together.  Breedon acknowledge hard work and commitment and really show their appreciation.

At Breedon, I am constantly meeting new people on site and getting to know them and so far everyone I’ve met has been very friendly and willing to offer a helping hand if needed which is absolutely great.  To me, this is a very important factor at work as it makes you appreciate where you work more and feel more at home during your working day. So far the fitters I work with on a day-to-day basis (quarry fitters and concrete plant fitter) are a pleasure to work with; they really appreciate any help I can give to them and are always happy and willing to teach me new skills and give me ‘on the job’ training.  Also, I always feel comfortable if I have to ask anyone for help at my place of work which I think is really important. 

My proudest moment so far is seeing how far I have progressed since starting my apprenticeship.  Within my first year I won the TWI Apprentice of the Year Award which was an amazing feeling and made me feel very proud.  It gave me a great sense of achievement and the bonus was when my company congratulated me personally and presented me with a ‘rising star’ award.  But further to this, it is also fantastic that I have had the opportunity to take part in yet another award.  These opportunities do not come along too often so I will always do the best that I can.


Jess is one of our newest Business Administration apprentices at Hope Cement Works in Derbyshire, and joined us in September 2016.

When I was offered the role of commercial apprentice I was ecstatic and really proud. I had worked hard to prepare for all the meetings as it is something that I really wanted to do. This also helped for me to have a further understanding about Breedon Cement and learn about the place in which I would be working. 

Initially I was attracted to the role for the business development opportunities, that Emma (now my company mentor) told me about when she visited our school. After spending more time speaking to Emma and completing my own research into the company, I became enthused about working for the company as it seems to really value its employees and give them great advancement opportunities. This is done by ensuring that at all times we are happy and comfortable within the workplace, which makes you feel relaxed and confident to work hard at your job. There are so many activities that you can get involved in, which allows you to connect with other members of the team within the business and also allows you to spend personal time doing activities that can benefit yourself. Within the business, there are always opportunities to increase your knowledge and skills to allow you to have a better knowledge and understanding and to help you within your own job role. 

I chose an apprenticeship as I did not feel that university was the right choice for me. This particular apprenticeship allows me to develop my career in the direction I want to go whilst earning money. Even though I am not going to university, I am still able to gain further qualifications by attending college which, by the company and the college working closely together, has been tailored to suit what I need to get to help me progress within my own personal career.


Becca joined Breedon as a Business Administration apprentice in 2011.  Although she has now completed her apprenticeship, she is now a vital part of the team and has gone on to study further with our support.

My apprenticeship involved me going to college one day a week and my assessor coming out to visit me at Breedon. On the Level 2 Certificate in Business Administration, I learnt about the following topics:

  • Employer's Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Employment Law and Other Legislation
  • Contract of Employment
  • Sources of Information on Employment Issues
  • Industry Knowledge
  • Possible Further Career Paths
  • Representative Bodies
  • Codes of Practices
  • Public Concern
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Whilst at work and college I had to build a portfolio of evidence for each separate unit with support and feedback from my assessor. Action plans were also drawn up to help me collect the right type of evidence so that when my assessor came out, work assessments took place to show how my job role fitted within each topic.  My performance was observed and I also had to show them the evidence I had collected. During each of their visits, my assessor and I agreed and recorded an action plan and they also provided me with written feedback.  At college, I had to write personal statements for each unit to say how I met the learning outcomes and evidence requirements. I also had to carry out professional discussions.

Once I had left school, I knew straight the way it was an apprenticeship I wanted. I really enjoyed being an apprentice because it allowed me to have a full time job and to gain a qualification at the same time.

Since completing my apprenticeship with Breedon they have allowed me to take my education further. I have now completed my AAT Certificate in Accounting Level 2, AAT Diploma in Accounting Level 3 and I have just started AAT Diploma Level 4. I have had a lot of support from Breedon and I’m very grateful they have enabled me to progress further.

My proudest moment up to now is how far I have progressed since starting with Breedon in 2011 and starting my AAT Diploma Level 4.


James joined Breedon as an Electrical Apprentice in 2013.

I have worked for Breedon for 3 years now, at Cloud Hill Quarry in the East Midlands.  My Grandad, who also works here, found out about the apprenticeship programme and suggested it would be a good opportunity for me to start my career as an Electrical Apprentice.

I am currently in my fourth year of my apprenticeship and I am now halfway through my HNC studies. I am enjoying this opportunity and am interested in electrical engineering – so the course really complements my career ambitions.

I enjoy being busy, learning new things, being hands on and getting actively involved with everything that is happening, so the Breedon apprenticeship programme has been a really great opportunity for me.

We are delighted to be able to offer internships and work experience placements, where we can, to anyone who is interested in finding out more about working at Breedon.  Have a look below at what our most recent placements have offered.

Andrew spent two weeks with the Breedon Geology team in August 2016.

During my two weeks with Breedon, I shadowed the geology team where I was involved in verifying mineral volumes at new sites, exploring options for extending existing possessions and generally getting a feel for how an aggregates company operates.

I became familiar with QGIS software through creating maps with overlain borehole data, making it instantly and intuitively clear where mineral is and giving an idea of the quality of the deposit spatially.

I visited a variety of quarries as well as a concrete plant and the cement works in the Peak District during my fortnight with Breedon and gained an understanding of how each operates. The cement works in particular was a fascinating place; I was surprised to see the efficiency in the whole operation with the raw shale and limestone being quarried effectively on site and being converted into ready-to-use cement so locally.

The digital regulating of the various inputs to produce cement within certain tolerances was truly impressive, as was the level of analysis at all stages of production. I thoroughly enjoyed going into the limestone quarry at Castleton, watching a blast and then being able to go and pick up pieces from the debris pile that had not been exposed since they were deposited in the Carboniferous.


Sonia is currently studying for her GCSEs and spent her two weeks' work experience with us at Cloud Hill Quarry in the East Midlands.

I spent most of my time at Cloud Hill Quarry but also at the main office in Breedon on the Hill, where I got to spend time with many of the key departments and working with experienced staff who carry out the work on a day to day basis.

I mostly observed work being done however I was also able to see first-hand how things work and the issues which needed to be dealt with to ensure everything is done properly.  I was really keen to understand how all of the various jobs come together to make the whole Breedon business work. I was given the opportunity to spend time in each department, seeing what they did and how they worked alongside the other departments to ensure that customers got the products they ordered when they wanted it and that, most of all, everyone was kept safe.


Want to come and have a go?  Email us at careers@breedongroup.com telling us what you're looking for and where you're based, along with a copy of your CV.

More information about our graduate programme will be available in due course. For enquiries, please contact careers@breedongroup.com.

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