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Tarmac Overview

Solihull, England
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
Building & Construction
£2 to £5 billion (GBP) per year
Tarmac, a CRH company, is the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business. Tarmac combines the knowledge and expertise of two of the construction industry’s most iconic brands: Tarmac, the pioneers of the modern road and ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Read about our colleagues who had the honour of meeting His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, who visited the Mountsorrel and Rothley Community Heritage Centre to see the new facility and restored Mountsorrel Railway

    Tarmac help community project secure royal visit

    His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, recently paid a visit to the Mountsorrel and Rothley Community Heritage Centre (MARCH). His Royal Highness met volunteers and businesses who have helped to create the heritage centre and restore the Mountsorrel Railway.

  • Read how Tarmac has developed a pioneering automated process which combines reporting with data capture and advanced analysis during road surfacing projects to help meet increasingly demanding targets and embrace the digital era

    Technology paving the way to the digital era

    All areas of the UK economy are frequently encouraged to 'work smarter' by innovating and using digital tools to improve efficiency. Central to this is automation, or getting technology to perform processes in minutes to identify trends within data that would potentially take people a lifetime.

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Tarmac – Why Work For Us?

Tarmac, a CRH company, is the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business. Our innovative services and solutions help to deliver the infrastructure needed to grow the economy today and create a more sustainable built environment to support our future prosperity.

Supporting and developing the careers of employees is an important part of how we work and integral to the continued success of our business. If you want to make your mark we’ll support you every step of the way, with on the job training and on-going professional development.

Our people are our business. In recognition of this we offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits.

Some of the range of benefits on offer to employees include:

  • Generous holiday entitlements
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Bonus schemes
  • Support and advice for employees and their families

Tarmac Reviews

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Tarmac Senior Vice President Martin Riley
Martin Riley
29 Ratings
  • "The UK's leading construction materials supplier"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Commercial Programmer Manager in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - National Commercial Programmer Manager in Birmingham, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tarmac full-time (More than 8 years)


    Forward looking company, with innovative solutions.
    National coverage and largest supplier across several sectors
    Household name with recognised brand
    Part of CRH Global organisation


    Needs to raise awareness of the career opportunities available in the construction materials sector for site based operatives, engineers, geologists and many other roles.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be the leading innovator, and take a long term view

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Tarmac Photos

Tarmac photo of: While preparing to open applications for our 2017 scheme, Tarmac recently welcomed over 30 graduates to join us in 2016
Tarmac photo of: Tunstead is the largest supplier of lime and lime-based products in the UK and is home to one of our four cement plants
Tarmac photo of: As part of our safety and health week, employees across our 400 sites got involved to learn new skills, hobbies and how to live a healthier lifestyle
Tarmac photo of: With the construction of buildings with over 10 storeys on the rise, we're supporting our customers by creating specially designed concretes to meet their demands
Tarmac photo of: Tarmac have celebrated the one year anniversary of its Forest Schools programme
Tarmac photo of: Tarmac are looking for our next intake of recruits to join our 2,500 driver fleet as part of our driver training academy
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Tarmac Interviews



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Getting an Interview




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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Tarmac.


    Online application (CV and cover letter) - Verbal/Numerical Tests - Phone Interview - Assessment Centre

    Phone Interview is competency based and surrounds company knowledge with career aspirations.
    Assessment Centre: Relaxed environment; group exercise, repeat of the verbal/numerical tests, presentation, panel interview which is competency based again.

    Interview Questions

    • Knowledge of company.
      Competency based interview around values of the company.   1 Answer
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Tarmac Awards & Accolades

  • Investors in People Gold Award, Investors in People, 2016
  • Excellence in Social Responsibility (250+ employees), Investors in People, 2016

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