At Blackwell, we are looking to grow our own talent, inviting new recruits into the industry, and our Company. We offer trainee schemes which work towards operating construction plant, without the need for any previous experience. All you will need is to be over 18 years of age, have a full UK driving license, and have your own transport. The trainee scheme has been a huge success over recent years with several trainees having attained their NVQ qualifications, and making a great start in their Blackwell careers. Our scheme covers a range of important modules which support our trainees to get into the industry. Initially these include Health & Safety awareness and an induction to familiarise them with the project they are going to work on. Subsequent modules will then cover practical and theory-based assessments relating to mobile plant operations. Following successful completion of these parts of the course our trainees qualify for their first, industry recognised, plant operator qualification. Further training will then be programmed to build and expand upon this solid foundation.

Blackwell also offers an apprenticeship scheme which runs over a 12 week programme through the winter period. This enables a selected number of trainees, who have performed well at the start of their Blackwell career, to access a range of potential career opportunities depending on their ambitions. If you would like to register your interest for our trainee and apprenticeship schemes, click here to send us your CV and let us know why you would be a great addition to the Blackwell team, and we will let you know when our schemes will be accepting the next intake.

A number of our colleagues at Blackwell have established successful management careers having joined through an entry level route. From operating, supervising and deploying our construction fleet, to managing our staff and their health and safety, there are numerous development paths for those who wish to progress in an operational role with Blackwell.