At Tarmac, ‘who you are’ matters.  We want to get to know you.  If you share our values and are proud of a job well done, collaborative in working well with others and ambitious to make things better, then have a read of what we have on offer.  

Our Higher Apprenticeship Programmes offer the perfect blend of personal and professional development, with opportunities for a Trainee Supervisor to join our team at our site in Cross Green, Leeds. The role is commutable from Leeds city centre and surrounding areas. 

Working as an Apprentice Supervisor in our Contracting teams, you will get exposure to a broad range of supervisory roles and responsibilities. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to start out a career in operational management and learn the ropes from the ground up. Help us build the future! 

Here at Tarmac, we are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds. 

A typical day as an Apprentice Supervisor – Contracting will be very varied but typically you could be involved in: 

Activities may include: 

  • Overseeing all planning and milling operations for removing old road surfaces. Preparing the road surface for laying with sweeping and spraying operations, as well as ensuring safety of all supply chain work: Lining, signs, etc.​ 

  • Oversee health and safety on site / lorry movements / permits, risk assessments etc. Building an understanding of how to lead health and safety investigations. ​ 

  • Linking between the different functions, bringing teams together ​. 

  • Overseeing laying of materials and material orders. Can include; measuring of roads and planning of job, learning how to deal with site hazards, learning how to carry out inductions, briefing and authorisations​. 

This is a great opportunity to have hands on experience and get involved in the laying of materials process from start to finish. Rest assured we don’t expect you to hit the ground running from day one – you will initially start out by shadowing a supervisor or site manager​. 

Working on site will involve working outside. It won’t always be glamorous but be assured your safety and health is our number one priority and full protective clothing and equipment is provided.  Your colleagues are there to help and look out for each other, and safety is everyone’s responsibility.​​​​​ 

While learning in your day-today role you will complete our level 4 Construction Site Supervisor qualification, giving you good grounding to start a career in our industry. Further details of the qualification can be found here: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/construction-site-supervisor-v1-0 


  • 5 GCSE’s including Maths and English (C or above) or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above). PLUS, A Level DD or; BTEC National Diploma PPP or; Access to HE Diploma with 21 Merits or; Level 3 Apprenticeship in related subject or; Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 64 UCAS points.


Driving Licence – ESSENTIAL – you must hold a full UK manual car driving licence with no more than 6 points as you will have access to a company vehicle for this role in visiting other sites  


  • Willingness to learn and develop​. 

  • Resilience​. 

  • A desire to get stuck in and have variety of a hands on role with time working in the office too. 

  • Enthusiastic about starting a career in the building materials industry!​ 

  • Passionate about working safely​. 

  • A team player. 

  • Attention to detail with an analytical mindset. 

Salary: Competitive
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Job Reference: tarmac/TP/119/3944

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