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Learning and Development

Our employees are key to our success, and we're proud to value and nurture their talent.
 

The development of our employees is the key to becoming the UK's leading provider of sustainable and affordable building solutions. We want our staff to be able to build their career with us.

Learning and Development is critical to both creating and maintaining a competent and capable workforce through the continual development of new skills, knowledge and experience.

Wienerberger aims to provide a broad range of learning opportunities to support employee’s personal growth, allowing for the development of both technical and behavioural skills to improve not just 'what' we do, but also 'how' we do it.

 

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Want To Work For Us?

Visit the Wienerberger online job portal to view the current vacancies in our factories and offices.

Find out more about what it's like working for Wienerberger in the UK  by visiting our Working for us section.

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  • Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

We are passionate about the recruitment and development of apprentices as they are the future of Wienerberger.

Our apprenticeship programmes provide apprentices with the opportunity to earn while they learn, achieving valuable industry experience whilst working towards a specialist qualification with a licenced training provider. We offer apprenticeship schemes in Engineering, Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance, IT, Customer Services, Marketing and more.

Wienerberger Apprenticeship schemes offer:

  • Vocational training
  • An industry-recognised qualification
  • A competitive salary above the minimum national apprentice rate of pay
  • Opportunity for a full-time position on completion of the apprenticeship
  • Mentoring from experienced colleagues
  • A real experience of the industry while training

By investing in apprentices, Wienerberger is preparing for the future. Apprenticeships are pivotal to providing industry sectors with the talent they need to thrive, and we aim to provide many more apprenticeship opportunities across all areas of our organisation.

Our apprentices are award-winning, with a First Year BTEC Electrical Engineering Student of the Year and Most Improved Apprentice of the Year award winner amongst our ranks. We hope to see the age bracket of our apprentices broaden and apprenticeship schemes emerge as a preferred way to promote development for individuals.

If you are interested in apprenticeship opportunities at Wienerberger, please email Learning and Development for further information.

Jack

Electrical Engineer

“I’ve always been interested in how things work and how to fix things.  After going to college, I realised that classroom-based learning wasn’t for me, so I looked at apprenticeship pathways instead of taking the university route. I studied an Electrical Engineering Maintenance course at HETA.

Through my apprenticeship at Wienerberger, I’ve gained a lot of engineering and have been mentored by more senior members of the team. I’ve completed my HNC qualification and I’m hoping to my do HND as well. I was given the flexibility to continue my college work while I work.”

Meet Jack - Electrical Engineer at our Broomfleet Factory Video Transcript

 

I've always been interested in how things work and fixing things.  I've done a lot of DIY at home and I just generally found practical learning a lot easier and more interesting. My name is Jack and I am an Electrical Engineer with Wienerberger at the Broomfleet site.  Wienerberger is a building materials supplier and here at Broomfleet, we make roof tiles.  I enjoy working at this site because there's a big team, it's a big site and there's always stuff going on.  My role involves reacting to electrical breakdowns and improving the machinery, upgrading the safety systems and general maintenance of the site.  As an electrical engineer, we work with all disciplines of engineering and help the factory run as efficiently as possible.  As an apprentice, you're not often able to get involved in the bigger projects and the more technical side of engineering but here at Wienerberger, you're expected to be involved in these projects from day one.  I would encourage young people to consider roles at Wienerberger as you get a broad knowledge of engineering and it's a great alternative to a degree pathway.

Kyle

Apprentice Engineer

“The apprenticeship scheme lets you work alongside your colleagues to develop new skills. It’s great that you are able to learn and earn at the same time. There are lots of different jobs to do in the factory and I like the variety of the work. One minute you could be changing a few bearings, next minute you could be welding or fabricating parts. 

Meet Kyle - Apprentice Engineer at our Denton Factory Video Transcript

 

My grandad was actually an engineer himself. He told me all about his job and what he had to do. This interested me so I knew this was the field that I wanted to go into.  My name is Kyle and I am the Apprentice Engineer here at Denton Works, Wienerberger. When I was off school I used to work with my dad, he was a builder and I thought I'm suited for hands-on work rather than sitting in an office. Wienerberger are a global manufacturer of building materials. The apprenticeship scheme lets you work alongside the other colleagues who will help you learn and teach you how to do everything. My favourite thing about the job is that there's something new to do every single day; you might be working in the same location but it's not necessarily the same job.  I'd recommend the apprenticeship scheme here at Wienerberger as you get paid to learn, there's nothing better - you work alongside really skilled colleagues who help you build on your own skills.  In the future, I'd like to see myself as head of all of the engineers. I'm looking to build myself up that ladder and get to that level.

Paul

Maintenance Manager

"I’ve worked here for 23 years, after starting my career as an apprentice in the factory.  I started working at the Denton factory as an apprentice mechanical engineer. I then progressed to a full-time engineer’s role, later becoming a Team Leader, then Maintenance Manager. Wienerberger has helped me develop my people management and supervisory skills by putting me on several courses.

I have recruited apprentices for the past five years, as I believe they are essential to the future of the business. I absolutely recommend an apprenticeship with Wienerberger. We assign apprentices with a mentor who helps them with their plant knowledge, teaches them the basics and creates a training plan to build on their skills."

Meet Paul - Maintenance Manager at our Denton Factory Video Transcript

 

When I was a young child, I had a Meccano set, I was fascinated on how it all bolted together. Later on in life I started looking at working on cars and then eventually I applied for an apprenticeship. My name is Paul, I'm Maintenance Manager here at Wienerberger's Denton Works. Wienerberger manufacture building supplies, the majority of Wienerberger bricks are normally normally sold to brick merchants. My role involves looking after the maintenance team, I have a team of 14 engineers here, mechanical and electrical. Looking after their health and safety is paramount. The best part of my job is keeping the factory running, we run a PPM system which is Plan Predictive Maintenance that also generates jobs on a monthly and weekly basis.  I myself have recruited apprentices for the past five years, they are the future.  They work with their mentor who gives them the experience, the plant knowledge also teaches them the basics and brings them on.  We will put them on a training plan and try and give them jobs to develop the skills that they're missing.

Julie

Office Manager

“I had been in management roles for a number of years, so when I started at Wienerberger I asked if there was the possibility of extending my qualifications for my own personal development. Now I’m taking part in the Wienerberger Leadership Development Programme, an apprenticeship scheme that will result in a BA Honours degree after three years.”