First year apprentice - Fiona Bradshaw

Based at: Shardlow quarry

The LEAD programme is very varied and no two days at the quarry are the same.

I have really enjoyed the mix of experiences gained so far which has included time spent learning how to use quarry plant as well as stints in the site office.  

I have worked with the maintenance team and now have a good understanding of its vital role.  I have also learnt how to operate plant from the control room and the weighbridge. The sessions about different aspects of the company, such as its approach to sustainability or planning issues, have also been great learning experiences.

Hanson provides countless learning opportunities and it really comes down to how much you take on from each opening. The more proactive you are, such as asking if you can get involved with projects or daily tasks, the more you will maximise the chance to learn.