Apprentices play a pivotal role in our company, as we aim to tap into the potential of the upcoming generation to shape a brighter future. There won't be any mundane tasks or waiting around in this position.

At Heidelberg Materials, we are dedicated to attracting, nurturing, and retaining the most exceptional talent, regardless of where you are in your career journey.

Our apprenticeship programs present a wide range of opportunities and constitute a structured training approach that integrates on-the-job learning with classroom instruction or theoretical education.

Regardless of whether you excelled in school or college or found traditional education less appealing, your background is irrelevant. We're interested in you as an individual and what you can bring to our organisation.

We offer two primary apprentice programmes one is a Higher apprenticeships in mineral products is Craft apprenticeships, they differ in terms of their focus and the industries they prepare individuals for. 

Apprenticeships are typically target trades and professions that require specialised manual skills, such as Electrical engineering or Mechanical engineering. These programs emphasise hands-on training, and apprentices often work alongside experienced craftsmen to develop their practical skills. 

On the other hand, Higher apprenticeships are tailored to industries related to mining, extraction, and processing of minerals like sand, gravel, and stone. These programs may involve operating heavy machinery, understanding geological processes, and ensuring the safe and efficient production of mineral-based products. 

While both types of apprenticeships aim to provide valuable skills and knowledge, they cater to distinct sectors and career paths, with craft apprenticeships focusing on skilled trades and mineral product apprenticeships centered around the mineral extraction and processing industry.

What can Heidelberg Materials offer you?

Employer of choice

Armed Forces Covenant (Silver) / Disability Confident Committed / 5% Club (Gold) / Mates in Mind / Clear Assured (Foundation) / MPQC / Youth Employment / CTP / School & University Outreach / Gradcracker / Wellbeing for Life


Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) / Mental Health First Aiders / Cycle to Work / Employee Benefits portal including Gym discount / Free eye tests / Discounted Private Medical cover 

Social Values

Paid Volunteering Day every year / Communities (LGBTQ+, Network of Woman, Woman in Science and Engineering (STEM), Armed Forces)

Family Friendly

Enhanced policies such as Maternity / Paternity / Parental Leave / Neonatal / Adoption

Work Life Balance

27 days holiday (excluding bank holidays) / Agile working / Flexible working / Holiday purchase / Sabbatical

Compensation Package

Bonus incentives / Generous Pension Schemes up to 15% / Life Assurance 


Higher apprenticeships