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Apprenticeship Opportunity: Quarry Operative Apprentice – John Gunn and Sons Ltd, Bower

John Gunn & Sons Ltd is a long-established quarrying company and major supplier of aggregates, asphalt and ready-mixed concrete based in Caithness, Scotland.

Job Description

This exciting apprenticeship opportunity will be based in our busy and well-established quarry at Bower, where the successful applicant will be trained in all aspects of quarry operations including:

  • Operating ready-mix concrete plant
  • Operating asphalt plant
  • Materials testing
  • Operating crushing and screening plant
  • Operating mobile quarry plant
  • General day to day maintenance
  • Quarry health and safety

Practical and technical training shall be delivered through mineral products qualifications council along with industry training bodies.


  • Be prepared to progress and develop within our business through training and gaining qualifications.
  • Someone who is enthusiastic and willing to learn.
  • Someone who can work as part of a team and as an individual.
  • Be self-motivated.

Desirable (but not essential)

  • Full UK Driving licence is advantages with the flexibility to travel to our other quarries within the county.
  • Basic maths.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Basic mechanical skills.

Applicants are to send their CV to