Hanson Quarry Products Europe Ltd

  • Abbots Langley
Hanson have graduate opportunities, starting September 2018, in Clitheroe, Ketton nr Peterborough, Padeswood nr Chester, Chipping Sodbury Quarry nr Bristol and Barton Quarry nr Burton on Trent.

Hanson produces aggregates (crushed rock, sand and gravel), ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, cement and related materials. We are part of the Heidelberg Cement Group, and in the UK operate around 300 manufacturing sites and employ over 3,000 people.

Our staff understand that what we do is much more than “just” produce materials, we are vital to ensuring that roads can be built and maintained, we form the foundations of buildings such as hospitals and we are part of major projects that will shape the future of the UK.

Working sustainably is one of the most important things we do. We believe that creating a safe and healthy workplace for our employees, caring for the environment and committing to quality products produces the most sustainable climate.

Our culture is built around strong business ethics and leadership principles. We invest in the training and professional development of our people to allow them to develop to their full potential and we recognise the value of every employee to the success of the organisation.

The Graduate Trainee programme has been designed to attract, develop and retain excellent Graduates who will be our future leaders.

The Programme is challenging, but rewarding, giving you exposure to all of our business over a period of 2 or 3 years. As well as time spent on your day-to-day activities, you will get the chance to participate in wider company development activities, project delivery and commit time to your professional development in the role.

Hanson will support you via the provision of a structured programme, one-to-one coaching from managers and mentors, a variety of training modules together with providing you with the experience, skills and knowledge to enable you to make a real difference to the business.

Do you have the ambition to be a Hanson Future Leader?

To put yourself in the best possible position to get the most from the Graduate Trainee Manager Programme, you’ll need to have:

Enthusiasm for personal and professional development

Determination to succeed, develop and go above and beyond the requirements of the programme

Ability to persuade and influence colleagues to consider or adopt new and alternative ideas or methods of working

Communication; at all levels within the business with respect

Teamwork; work as part of, and lead a team in day-to-day activities and deadline driven project work

Adaptability; assess and respond appropriately to a range of situations and individuals from a variety of backgrounds

Problem solving; analyse a problem, consider and appraise a number of options and identify the most suitable option for the problem at hand

Commercial thinking

Alongside this we need you to have:

A degree in Engineering, (Electrical or Mechanical) or STEM related subjects

2:1 and above preferable but not essential

Ability to express self and ideas through both verbal and written communication

Strong numerical, analytical and reporting skills

Excellent IT skills, including the full suite of Microsoft applications

You must be willing to be mobile across locations and have a valid UK driving licence