Our Graduate scheme supports those who have recently completed University to put into practice the knowledge and skills they have developed in their area of expertise, further strengthening competencies that they will need in the future. 

Abi Leslie

Abi Leslie

"I joined Aggregate Industries 3 years ago on the Graduate Management Scheme and have never looked back. Throughout my schooling and university years I always struggled to know what I wanted to do ‘when I grew up’, but after gaining some experience in construction during my degree, I felt it was an industry I wanted to explore further. 

During my time with aggregate industries, I have worked with some fantastic teams in vastly different business areas. I started my career in an operational role on a quarry, and have since spent time in the teams which manage heavy plant, health and safety, the business’ covid response, and the surfacing of the M4 smart motorway.

I am now part of the environment team as an Environmental Advisor, a role which I know will greatly aid in my career development and allow me to make a positive impact to the company. The graduate scheme is a fantastic opportunity to spend time in different roles and business areas you never knew existed and eventually find your fit."

Abi Lesie, Environmental Advisor - South

Josh Cain

Josh Cain

"Starting my career on the Graduate Management Scheme, I have been fortunate to spend time in various divisions and locations around the business. The graduate scheme accelerated my learning, enabled me to gain invaluable experience and build an extensive network throughout the industry. Upon finishing the graduate scheme I went on to manage a variety of exciting projects within our Bardon Hill, flagship quarry. I have since progressed to managing our lightweight aggregate production facility ‘Lytag’ at Drax Power Station.

During my 5 years at Aggregate Industries I have had the chance to work with some fantastic people and extract knowledge from excellent mentors. I have consistently been supported by the business in both my personal and professional development. I am excited to continue my career within the business and look forward to helping play my part in bringing continued future success to both Aggregate Industries and Holcim."

Josh Cain, Factory Manager