Aggregate Industries UK Limited

Apprentice Materials Technician - Advanced (Level 3)

Aggregate Industries UK Limited (Employer)

Tiro Training Ltd (Training Provider)

Annual wage £17,000.00
40.0 hours per week Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week plus weekend overtime where needed. We cover from 06:30 – 20:00 through early or late working patterns, this is also taken in turns.
21 months (duration)
1 September 2022(start date)
Laboratory technician (apprenticeship standard)
24 August 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

As a member of Aggregate Industries HS2’s laboratory team you’ll push construction materials to their limits ensuring that they’re safe and reliable to use. These materials will need to exist for many years to come without expensive maintenance, without damaging the structure and without endangering human life.


What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Working alongside other team members, testing the properties of construction materials including concrete, aggregates, and asphalt.
  • Improving the performance of existing products, to eliminate faults with materials already in use.
  • Helping bring materials testing in the 21st century using new technologies (e.g. Switching over to automated processes, new ergonomic equipment or even new recording and reporting systems).

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Over 21 months, you’ll devote 20% of your time to working towards a Level 3 Laboratory Technician apprenticeship. You’ll be trained by an expert tutor from Tiro, who’ll make sure you develop the knowledge, skills, and work habits you’ll need to succeed in your apprenticeship.

Unlike traditional college-based apprenticeships, the apprentice will never have to leave the workplace to study.

Each module will focus on specific knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to become a qualified lab tech.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After completing your Level 3 apprenticeship there are many pathways available to you at Aggregate Industries and beyond. Here are some examples of how your career may progress: 

  • Level 4/5 Technician Scientist apprenticeship 
  • Senior technician (Average salary £29,015/year)
  • Materials Engineer (Average salary £34,565/year)
  • Laboratory Manager (Average salary £38,207/year)
  • Project lead (Salary bonuses)

Our goal is to train you in many aspects of material testing and quality control. Hard work and achievement will be rewarded.

Skills Required

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired
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