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 that 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: Humberside
Job description:

We are seeking an Office Administrator for our office at North Cave Quarry, Humberside to cover Maternity leave (12-18months). The role is to provide administrative support for our busy office, this will include; filing, data entry, typing letters, maintaining office equipment, answering the phone and sending/receiving post.

 

Previous experience in a similar role is essential. Experience in a construction/quarrying environment would be an advantage.

 

You will be a people’s person as your role involves working with people from all levels to help them with their daily jobs. You must be methodical, organised, good at prioritising and have excellent computer skills. Due to the location your own transport is essential.


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: Near Elgin
Job description:

We are seeking an Area General Manager to lead Business activity in the Highlands Area. Based at Netherglen, this is an opportunity to join an expanding business with a strong track record.  

Reporting into the Chief Executive for Breedon Northern, the role has responsibility across the area incorporating quarries, concrete and asphalt plants. Key deliverables include;

•           Optimisation of Business performance in the Highlands.

•           Leading commercial and operational initiatives assuring customer satisfaction and business growth.

•           Continual development of our Safety Health and Environmental performance.

•           Promoting collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

•           Enabling career development, progression and succession within your teams.

We believe our people make the difference and offer terms and benefits associated with a being an employer of choice including, share options, bonus schemes, and competitive remuneration packages. Support is available to those looking to relocate.


Location: Clatchard Quarry, Newburgh
Job description:

ASPHALT TECHNOLOGIST – EAST

We are seeking to expand our asphalt design processes and facilities. Located at our East Region Central laboratory (Newburgh), you will be involved with the development of new asphalt products. You will maintain and test our current products to their full specified requirements. 

The grade of this position will be dependent on qualifications and experience.  We are looking to employ a qualified and experienced laboratory technician / supervisor, or a graduate wishing to develop their career within the asphalt industry. Further asphalt educational development is on offer with this post.

We offer a competitive salary, pension scheme and benefits associated with a progressive employer.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK.

To apply, please forward your current CV to recruit.northern@breedongroup.com


Location: South Yorkshire
Job description:

Breedon Southern are seeking an Assistant Quarry Manager at its Holme Hall quarry, in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

 

Reporting to the Quarry Manager, this position offers a challenging opportunity for an ambitious, dynamic individual with a ‘go getting’ attitude who wants to join a very personable and progressive company. You will be comfortable with a hands-on role to drive forward our health and safety culture as well as being focussed on the needs of our customers.

 

The successful candidate will form part of a team responsible for the production and distribution of crushed rock and concrete products. You should be flexible in your approach to work and be able to remain calm under pressure.

 

Previous experience in a supervisory role is desirable along with formal qualifications such as SHE, NVQ4, DAPS, NEBOSH, IOSH or equivalent degree would be an advantage.

 

We offer competitive terms and conditions as well as other benefits associated with a progressive employer.


Location: Bedfordshire
Job description:

We are currently seeking an Assistant Quarry Manager, based at our Potton and Black Cat quarries in Bedfordshire. 

Your duties will include:

  • Assisting the Quarry Manager 8(1)c  in all operations in accordance with the Quarries Regulations 1999.
  • Landfill - Overseeing all aspects of quality control to ensure legal compliance of all EA and permit requirements.
  • Working with all members of the Management team to continually raise the Health, Safety and Environmental standards of the Company.
  • Ensuring that all contractors who carry out work on the quarry site are inducted, monitored and supervised to ensure safe working practices are adhered to.
  • Ensuring that all plant and equipment is maintained to a high standard.
  • Ensuring that the site is maintained in a condition which creates ownership and responsibility.
  • Ensuring that production systems and products comply with all current quality standards.
  • Ensuring that company and regulatory inspections and reports are completed.
  • Liaising with the sales team and customers to ensure the sites deliver the highest standards in customer service.

Whilst training will be given, you will ideally hold the IOSH Managing Safety qualification, be qualified to 8(1)d level, and have a WAMITAB inert landfill qualification.  Level 6 QCF would be beneficial. A full driving licence is essential as you will be provided with a company vehicle to travel between sites.

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 vehicle, pension and life assurance.

 

 


Location: Argyll
Job description:

Breedon Group plc is the largest independent construction materials group in the UK. We operate nearly 60 quarries, 27 asphalt plants, just under 200 ready-mixed concrete & mortar plants and three concrete block plants throughout England, Wales and Scotland, employing more than 2,100 people.

Due to our continuing growth we have vacancies for two 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.

 

To apply, please send your CV with covering letter to: HR Recruitment, Breedon Northern Limited, Ethiebeaton Quarry, Monifieth, Angus, DD5 3RB or email: hr.north@breedongroup.com            


Location: East Anglia
Job description:

An opportunity has arisen in our East Anglia area for a Mobile Plant Fitter based in Norwich; your main duties would be fixed & mobile plant maintenance of our Concrete & Asphalt plants.

The qualities required to carry out these duties include:

 

  • Self-motivation and flexible work patterns
  • Ability to work on your own or as part of a team
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • A good attitude towards health & safety
  • Ability to work on your own initiative to solve problems and deal with breakdowns
  • Work in a team
  • Welding & Fabrication experience would also be advantageous

We offer competitive terms and additional benefits associated with a progressive employer


Location: Cheltenham
Job description:

Huntsman Quarry, Naunton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. GL54 3BA

We are looking for a HGV Class 2 Concrete Mixer driver at our Huntsmans quarry in Naunton, Cheltenham. Preferably experienced but not essential as training will be given to the right candidate.

The successful candidate must have a good attitude toward health and safety as well as being focussed on the needs of our customers.

We offer competitive terms and other benefits associated with a progressive employer.


Location: West Yorkshire
Job description:

An opportunity has arisen at Brighouse Concrete Plant for a Plant Supervisor. Reporting directly to the Production Manager, this is an ideal opportunity for an ambitious, dynamic individual ideally with industry experience with a “Dynamic approach” to join a very personal and progressive company. The successful candidate must be comfortable with a hands-on-role to drive forward our health and safety culture as well as being focussed on the needs of our customers.

 

The qualities required to carry out these duties include:

 

  • Self-motivation and flexible work patterns
  • Excellent health safety and environmental standards
  • Ability to work on your own or as part of a team
  • Willingness to learn other roles
  • Ability to communicate at all levels

 

We offer competitive terms and other benefits associated with a progressive employer.


Location: Essex
Job description:

We are seeking a Plant Supervisor to run our ready-mixed concrete plant in Basildon, Essex. 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: Great Yarmouth
Job description:

An opportunity has arisen at Great Yarmouth for a Concrete Plant Supervisor, reporting directly to the Production Manager, this is an ideal opportunity for an ambitious, dynamic individual ideally with industry experience with a “Dynamic approach” to join a very personal and progressive company. The successful candidate must be comfortable with a hands-on-role to drive forward our health and safety culture as well as being focussed on the needs of our customers.

The qualities required to carry out these duties include:

Self-motivation and flexible work patterns

  • Excellent health safety and environmental standards
  • Ability to work on your own or as part of a team
  • Willingness to learn other roles
  • Ability to communicate at all levels

 We offer competitive terms and other benefits associated with a progressive employer.


Location: Central Belt, Scotland
Job description:

Within our Scottish contracting division we are recruiting for an experienced Contracts manager. As part of the Senior Management Team this role has a number of key responsibilities which include;

  • Ensuring customer satisfaction by adherence to project deadlines and quality standards
  • Managing operational costs in line with budgeted costs.
  • Ensuring maximum utilisation and capability of company resource.
  • Promoting collaborative working relationships with  internal and external stakeholders.
  • Enabling career development, progression and succession within your team.

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.

The candidate should be experienced in road surfacing operations, have good working knowledge within the Highway Maintenance, Surfacing and Civil Engineering industries

We do believe our people make the difference and offer terms and benefits associated with a being an employer of choice including, share options, bonus schemes, and competitive remuneration packages. Support is available to those looking to relocate.

You must be able to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK.


Location: Corby
Job description:

Distribution Coordinator / Shipper

1st Mix , Corby Plant, Gretton Brook Road, Earlstree Industrial Estate, Corby. NN17 4BA

We are seeking a friendly, organised and outgoing individual to co-ordinate Mini Mix concrete deliveries. 

You will be based in our office at Corby and your responsibilities will include:  

  • Offering the highest level of service to our customers.
  • Timely & accurate input of all customer concrete orders.
  • Cost effective despatch planning (shipping) of all customer orders through active liaison with commercial, operations and transport teams
  • Timely response to all customer enquiries.
  • Becoming an integrate part of our customer service team who take pride in being amongst the best in the industry 

As a member of the Distribution team you will be working within a fast paced environment and be responsible for taking telephone orders, liaising with customers and organising deliveries for Mini Mix Concrete. You will need to have the ability to think on your feet in a fast moving environment. You will also need good computer skills, polite telephone manner, attention to detail and the ability to remain positive when working in a high pressure environment.

Applicants for this position should have good educational qualifications, with a positive attitude towards health & safety. No experience required as full training we be given to the right candidate. You will have excellent organisational skills, exceptional customer service skills and a strong work ethic. You should have the ability to work on your own initiative or as part of a team.

You will be an excellent communicator and 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. 

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

 


Location: Evesham
Job description:

We are looking for a Concrete Mini Mix Driver with an HGV Class 2 license, to be based at our concrete plant at Evesham.

 

Previous experience is essential.

 

We offer competitive terms and other benefits associated with a progressive employer.

 

 

 

 


Location: Skegness
Job description:

 

We are seeking a qualified HGV Class 2 Concrete Mixer driver based at our Skegness plant.

 

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 share save options.


Location: Cheltenham
Job description:

We are looking for a Concrete Mini Mix Driver with an HGV Class 2 license, to be based at our concrete plant at Naunton, Nr Cheltenham.

 

Previous experience is essential.

 

We offer competitive terms and other benefits associated with a progressive employer.


Location: Lincolnshire
Job description:

 

We are seeking a qualified HGV Class 2 Concrete Mixer driver based at our Woodhall Spa plants.

 

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 share save options


Location: Crime Rigg Quarry, Durham
Job description:

We are seeking a mechanical maintenance fitter to join our production team in the North East England area.

You will be responsible for developing a preventative maintenance system and carrying out planned maintenance activities to ensure that our concrete plants in areas such as Crime Rigg Quarry 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: Central Belt, Scotland
Job description:

Within our Scottish contracting division we are recruiting for a General Manager - Contracting Division.  As part of the Senior Management Team, reporting into the Contracting Director, this role has accountability for our contracting squads across Scotland with a number of key responsibilities as follows;

  • Ensuring project delivery within planned timescales and budgets.
  • Optimising business performance to ensure we maximise our capability.
  • Leading commercial and operational initiatives  which assure customer satisfaction and business growth.
  • Ensuring safe operations with continual development of our Safety Health and Environmental performance.
  • Promoting collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Enabling career development, progression and succession within your teams.

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.

Successful applicants may have experience in Road Surfacing/ Civil Engineering industries and must be able to demonstrate strong leadership skills.

We do believe our people make the difference and offer terms and benefits associated with a being an employer of choice including, share options, bonus schemes, and competitive remuneration packages. Support is available to those looking to relocate.

You must be able to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK.


Location: Flexible (in the North East of England)
Job description:

We are looking for HGV Drivers to deliver, concrete and drystone products in the North East of England,

You will display a proactive attitude to Health & Safety, making suggestions to reduce or remove any identified risks; attend and understand the content of the daily briefing, toolbox talks and any site specific induction prior to commencing work on site.

The ability to communicate effectively, work as part of a team and be polite and courteous to clients and the general public is essential.

We are looking for a candidate who has the experience to fulfil this role and who has the personal qualities to provide a positive and proactive contribution to our team.   

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

You must be able to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK.


Location: Dunbeg, near Oban
Job description:

We are seeking a HGV Mechanic based in Dunbeg, near Oban.  This is an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious business with a strong desire to serve its customers.

We operate a fleet of around 200 vehicles in Scotland and now have a vacancy for an HGV Mechanic at our vehicle maintenance workshop in Dunbeg near Oban. 

The successful candidate will ideally have completed an apprenticeship and have achieved a City and Guilds (or equivalent) qualification in Motor Vehicle Engineering.  

Your duties will include.

  • Carrying out periodic maintenance and safety inspections to manufactures and DVSA standards, and completion of relevant paperwork whilst complying with HSEQ requirements.
  • Preparation and presentation of the company’s vehicles and trailers for annual test.
  • Attending breakdowns on site or at the roadside.

We are looking for an individual who has the ability to work on our varied fleet of vehicles and trailers.

A Class C driving licence, basic welding and fabrication skills would be desirable but are not essential.

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


Location: Lancashire
Job description:

INTERNAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE

ASTLEY MOSS, LANCASHIRE

 

We are seeking an Internal Sales Representative to work in conjunction with our field based sales team in the North West.

 

The primary responsibility of this office based role is to generate sales of ready mixed concrete and aggregate products through the effective management and development of new and existing customers and accounts. You will be selling to house builders, developers and contractors.

 

Duties will include the management of territory information, proactive sales chasing and handling day to day customer enquiries and queries.

This role would suit an enthusiastic, outgoing and self-motivated individual with excellent communication, team-working and time management skills. You will also have excellent commercial experience with house builders, developers and contractors.

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 share save.

 


Location: Humberside
Job description:

Location: North Cave Quarry, Humberside, HU15 2PG

Hours: 40+ per week

Salary: Negotiable depending on experience

 

We have a vacancy to join our team for a maintenance section leader / heavy plant fitter at our North Cave Quarry.

Working as part of the Quarry Operations and heading the Maintenance Team you will play a key role in understanding the plant condition using the necessary skills and technology with a view to reducing down time and costs by creating and driving an effective proactive maintenance schedule. 

  • The objectives of the role are as follows: Maintain a safe working environment
  • Carry out effective repairs to ensure maximum efficiency at the quarry.
  • Develop & Implement a proactive inspection strategy to determine plant condition and maintenance schedule priorities / requirements.
  • Heavy Plant maintenance, both mobile and static.
  • Identify Reliability Improvements & solutions
  • Maintain Equipment history, manuals & Drawing Records
  • Identify Plant Risk and make recommendations for CAPEX investment & Critical spares.

You will ideally possess an engineering qualification at ONC/HNC level or equivalent. You will also have proven experience in a similar role. You will be hard working, conscientious and have the ability to work on your own initiative or as part of a team.

We offer competitive terms and other benefits associated with a progressive employer.


Location: AWPR
Job description:

MATERIALS LABORATORY/SITE TECHNICIAN – AWPR PROJECT (TEMPORARY 6 MONTHS)

We are currently seeking to recruit Materials Laboratory/Site Technician based at the AWPR.

Materials Laboratory/Site Technicians ideally will be candidates who have an interest in the Construction industry and laboratory testing.

You will be trained to carry out site quality record keeping and also the testing of asphalt/aggregate products onsite and in the laboratory.

Experience in the Construction industry would be an advantage but not essential as training will be given.  

The successful candidates will ideally have as a minimum Highers, and/or National Certificate level qualifications. A valid UK driving license is essential. 

We offer a competitive salary, pension scheme and benefits associated with a progressive employer.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK.


Location: Hope Valley, Derbyshire
Job description:

We are currently seeking a Mechanical Craftsperson to be part of our elite maintenance team at Hope Cement Works, Derbyshire. The maintenance team play a key role in our daily operations and major plant shutdowns. The purpose of this position is to undertake essential maintenance works, both planned and reactive, in a busy industrial environment. This is to ensure the plant is able to meet its production requirements, minimise downtime and maximising up time, whilst ensuring quality of work is maintained.

You will need to demonstrate experience of strong mechanical skills in gear boxes, bearing, coupling fitting, hydraulics, pneumatics, welding and gas cutting. Experience of working in a heavy industrial environment is essential, as is experience of working within an automated production facility. You will be fully conversant with conveyor systems, lathe, milling machines and pillar drills.

The following skills and experience are strongly desirable:

  • City & Guilds, B-Tech, NVQ Level 3 or above in Mechanical Engineering
  • A recognised Apprenticeship within a manufacturing environment
  • Experience using a computerised maintenance management system such as SAP
  • The ability to read and interpret engineering drawings
  • The ability to use precision measuring tools (micrometers, vernia, DTI)
  • Experience of carrying out engineering activities/maintenance to support 24/7 production.
  • Team worker – supportive, flexible and strong work ethic.
  • Good communication skills - verbal and written
  • Analytical and problem solving skills

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: North West
Job description:

 

An opportunity has arisen at our Wigan site for a Plant Fitter; your main duties would be the maintenance, repair and service of all types and sizes of mobile plant such as Caterpillar, Volvo and Komatsu. Although this is based at our Wigan plant you will you need to attend other sites in the North West Region when required.

 

The qualities required to carry out these duties include:

 

  • Self-motivation and flexible work patterns
  • Ability to work on your own or as part of a team
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Ability to work in the open air

 

We offer competitive terms and other benefits associated with a progressive employer.


Location: Flexible (within Scotland)
Closing date: 22 September 2017
Job description:

We are seeking a Quantity Surveyor based in the Central Scotland and Tayside & Fife regions to join our busy contracting division.  This is an exciting opportunity to join the United Kingdom’s largest independent construction materials business.

Key Responsibilities include but 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 on a monthly basis with a view to maximising financial returns under the provisions of the Contract Conditions and Company procedures.
  • Maintain accurate financial control systems and report monthly on Cost/Value Reconciliation.
  • Managing the cash flow on each project ensuring collection in accordance with payment terms.
  • Monitoring and interrogation of costs in accordance with business budgets.
  • Experience of Conditions of Contract including ICE, NEC3 and JCT.
  • Support, manage and challenge Health and Safety in the workplace and record in accordance with the businesses procedures.
  • Working collaboratively with your line manager to manage Ad hoc duties in connection with operational requirements ensuring works are completed within required time frames.

The ideal candidate should have a BSc (Hons) degree in Quantity Surveying or relevant qualification with extensive experience in a similar role.

Previous experience in the road surfacing environment would be an advantage but not essential.  You must 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 licence.

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

You must be able to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK


Location: West Deeping, Lincolnshire
Job description:

Quarry Operative

Base: West Deeping

 

An opportunity has arisen at West Deeping for a Quarry Operative, reporting directly to the Quarry Manager, this is an ideal opportunity for an ambitious, dynamic individual ideally with industry experience, with a “Dynamic approach” to join a very personal and progressive company. The successful candidate must be comfortable with a hands-on-role to drive forward our health and safety culture as well as being focussed on the needs of our customers.

 

The qualities required to carry out these duties include:

 

  • Self-motivation and flexible work patterns
  • Excellent health safety and environmental standards
  • Ability to work on your own or as part of a team
  • Willingness to learn other roles
  • Ability to communicate at all levels

 

We offer competitive terms and other benefits associated with a progressive employer.


Location: Bedfordshire
Job description:

We are currently seeking a Quarry Operative, based at our Potton and Black Cat quarries in Bedfordshire.

You will work alongside the Quarry Supervisor to ensure the safe and efficient running of the quarry on a day-to-day basis. Your main duties will be to operate the quarry to produce aggregate in line with customer requirements whilst maintaining quality levels and ensuring that a high standard of housekeeping is sustained on site. You will also drive a front end loading shovel and carry out maintenance tasks such as greasing, as well as simple repairs, as required.

Ideally you will have experience of working in a quarry and weighbridge environment, and a basic understanding of inert landfill.  Practical basic maintenance experience and skills are essential in this role. It is also important that you have the confidence to work at heights, are IT literate, and possess good communication skills as you will be dealing with members of the public. It would be advantageous if you have a front end loading shovel qualification and certification.

You will be provided with a van to travel between the Potton and Black Cat 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: Leominster
Job description:

We are currently seeking a Quarry Operative to join our team at Leinthall Quarry near Leominster, Herefordshire. You will be responsible for the day to day operation of both the fixed and mobile plant, as well as general housekeeping.

The successful candidate must hold a current driving licence and will ideally hold a licence for heavy plant, however training may be given to a suitable candidate. You will be self-motivated and have the ability to work on your own or as part of a team. You will also have a willingness to learn and be a good communicator. 

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: Cheltenham
Job description:

We are currently seeking a Quarry Operative to join our team at Naunton Quarry in Cheltenham. You will be responsible for the day to day operation of both the fixed and mobile plant, as well as general housekeeping.

The successful candidate must hold a current driving licence and will ideally hold a licence for heavy plant, however training may be given to a suitable candidate. You will be self-motivated and have the ability to work on your own or as part of a team. You will also have a willingness to learn and be a good communicator. 

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: Elgin/Inverness Area
Job description:

Road Surfacing/Contracting Operatives

THE ROLE:  We are now keen to employ skilled Road Surfacing/Contracting Operatives in the Elgin/Inverness Area to carry out a variety of roles, from operating mobile plant & equipment, i.e. machine paver, roller, to general surfacing operations.  You will ideally be able be to operate more than one piece of machinery, hold a driving licence and CSCS card.

Previous experience of working in machine resurfacing teams on highway works is preferred but not essential as training will be given to ensure individuals can carry out a variety of tasks within the team.

THE CANDIDATE: You will display a proactive attitude to Health & Safety, making suggestions to reduce or remove any identified risks; attend and understand the content of the daily briefing, toolbox talks and any site specific induction prior to commencing work on site.

The ability to communicate effectively, work as part of a team and be polite and courteous to clients and the general public is essential.

We offer a competitive salary, pension scheme and benefits associated with a progressive employer.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK.

To apply, please forward your current CV to recruit.northern@breedongroup.com


Location: Charleston Asphalt, Bonnybrig, Aberdeen
Job description:

We are seeking a SHEQ Advisor on a fixed term basis, based at Charleston Office, Breedon Whitemountain Joint Venture; this is an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious JV business with a strong desire to serve its customers.

Your role will be to provide competent SHEQ advice to the project team. Carrying out audits to monitor progress against SHEQ objectives and monitor compliance with Breedon Whitemountain JV SHEQ systems, procedures and to OHSAS 18001:2007, ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14001:2015.

Carrying out and preparing incident investigation reports with associated corrective actions/recommendations.

Reporting on actions required to the Project Manager and to the Parent Companies Heads of SHEQ.

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 & Experience

For the above role, the successful applicant will be able to communicate effectively and courteously with customers, the general public; and work as part of a team.   


Location: North of Scotland
Job description:

TECHNICAL MANAGER – NORTH

An experienced Materials Technical Manager is required for the North of Scotland Region, which covers Aberdeenshire and Inverness areas (Highlands). You can be based in either our Inverness or our Aberdeen office.

You will be responsible for ensuring asphalt, aggregate, and concrete products conformity from our two area laboratories. Essentially you will have extensive technical experience in testing and production of both asphalt and concrete. You will be familiar with material mix design techniques and testing procedures in accordance with UKAS requirements, as well as BSI or QSRMC schemes.

Reporting to the Technical Director, the key responsibilities are:

  • Management of area operational technical staff;
  • Ensuring that Quality Control testing of aggregates, asphalt and concrete are carried out in accordance with specified requirements and to a high level of compliance;
  • Supervising the adherence to all company Health and Safety procedures to maintain a safe working environment for all laboratory personnel;
  • Identification of product and contractual risk;
  • Proactive liaison with customers.

We offer a competitive salary, pension scheme and benefits associated with a progressive employer.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK.

To apply, please forward your current CV torecruit.northern@breedongroup.com



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.

The Breedon Apprenticeship Academy offers 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 Apprenticeship Academy sounds like it 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 Coxhoe 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 Hope Cement (part of Breedon Group plc), 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.

From 2017 we will launch our Graduate Programme, offering 4 graduate opportunities each lasting 12 months, during which time we will show you our whole business. The first month will be a whirlwind of learning as you participate in an exceptional induction to view all aspects of our business. Then you will lead a range of projects designed to give you more knowledge about how our business operates. We hope that you will love your year working with us and will want to apply to work with us for longer.

Interested? Applications for all of our 2017 programmes will be open in the New Year, please register your interest by sending an email to careers@breedongroup.com.

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