Tarmac has so far taken on 45 former employees of the failed construction and outsourcing giant Carillion, including two apprentices, and is encouraging others to apply for work.
All the new employees were previously working on Carillion/Tarmac joint venture highways projects, including the Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme, A50 Growth Corridor and the Eastern Highways Alliance.
These schemes are ongoing and are being delivered by Tarmac and its supply chain partners. Tarmac said its efforts to support former Carillion staff into new roles will help it ensure continuity and continued delivery of critical highways projects for its customers.
Martin Riley, senior vice president at Tarmac, said: ‘We have been able to offer these talented individuals job security and look forward to helping them develop their careers with Tarmac.
‘As a former apprentice myself, it’s particularly pleasing to be able to welcome some apprentices, especially as our 2018 apprenticeship scheme is about to be launched. These new colleagues will help us provide reassurance to customers and the public that important infrastructure projects will continue to be delivered on schedule.’
The former Carillion apprentices will all join Tarmac’s apprenticeship scheme, which offers one to four-year dedicated training programmes across all parts of its business. The aim will be to ensure there is continuity where possible of training for each apprentice.
In addition to these new recruits, Tarmac is encouraging former Carillion employees who have been made redundant to monitor its website for new job vacancies and make contact if they have relevant skills, particularly in quantity surveying and project management.