Apprentice Materials Technician

Costain · Competitive · Ruislip
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Reports to the Laboratory Manager

Flexible working: We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need. This might be part-time, remote working, or compressed hours for example. Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role.

What will I be doing?

The post holder will be required to participate in the formal apprenticeship scheme which will include attendance at an appropriate

  • To undertake a range of tasks suited to the current level of training and development
  • To attend college and complete course work on time and to a high standard
  • To take on additional responsibility in Years 2 and 3 of apprenticeship
  • To understand and complete all work-related activities on time
  • To understand and comply with policies and procedures other than HSE
  • To attend and fully participate in regular training, career and development reviews with line management, college staff, and other interested parties
  • To undertake additional duties in line with capabilities as required
  • Carry out in-situ and laboratory testing for concrete, bituminous material, aggregates, and soils on civil engineering construction site.
  • Ensure laboratory/work area is kept in a tidy and safe condition at all times and report any broken or damaged equipment to the Senior Member
  • Training will be provided to ensure testing is completed to the relevant standard in accordance with UKAS schedule.
  • Flexibility to work on different sections

The post holder will be expected to keep a work diary outlining their training progress throughout the course of the apprenticeship. This diary will be formally reviewed on a periodic basis with an appropriate line manager and/or representative of the appropriat apprenticeship awarding body. The ability to work as part of a team, attend team meetings, eventually contribute to appropriate discussions, written and verbal. Additionally, a flexible approach, able to work towards understood objectives and deadlines and self-motivated towards becoming part of what is a continuous learning environment.

About you

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

You'll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador). SCS Railways is a Disability Confident employer. We welcome applications from candidates with a disability.

Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.

It is expected that you will work to be a part of the wider project team, living by the programmes expected values.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

HS2 - working with Skanska, Costain and STRABAG, closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we encourage candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity. Please note, all responses are anonymous, you do not have to provide a response.

All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2. We will not share any of your data with other parties. This form is not mandatory, but your response would be appreciated

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