Build YOUR career with Ibstock.

Ibstock is a market leading manufacturer and partner of choice for innovative clay and concrete building products, building the face of Britain for over 200 years. We are committed to providing new solutions to today’s social and environmental challenges for the housing industry.

Our apprenticeship programmes will give you the skills, confidence and qualifications to join our industry’s next generation of leaders. Why not start building your career with Ibstock now?

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Listen to some of our apprentices from across the business talking us through why they chose an apprenticeship with Ibstock, highlights and aspirations.

Build YOUR career with Ibstock: WE ARE your future…..WE ARE 200 years of history and over 2,300 employees strong. WE ARE a business loaded with opportunity and career progression.

WE ARE innovators, designers, makers and engineers who manufacture and provide smart, efficient, and effective building products and solutions. We have 40 manufacturing sites across the UK.

We’re fully committed to a net zero future and invest in expertise and product development to manufacture more efficiently and sustainably. We pride ourselves on leading for new, innovative, and sustainable products and solutions, both for today and for a new era of building. All of our apprenticeships are designed to develop your career with Ibstock long term – we have Manufacturing Management trainees and Engineering apprentices who are now Factory Managers, 100% of our apprentices have been offered jobs at Ibstock upon completion. We’re currently offering three apprenticeships, all of which take four years to complete: • Material Science Management Trainee apprenticeship, you’ll be based in one of our clay factories. You’ll qualify with both a degree in materials science, and a material science technologist apprenticeship at level 6. • Quarry Management Trainee apprenticeship, you’ll be based in one of our quarries. You’ll qualify with a mineral products technician apprenticeship at level 5. • Electrical or Mechanical Engineering (Level 3), this course combines study at Make UK Engineering Training School in Birmingham with on-the-job learning at the factory. In college, you’ll learn skills like benchwork and using power tools, in chunks of four weeks at a time. You’ll then come back to the factory to put the skills into practice for two weeks. Whilst you’re at Make UK, we provide accommodation, breakfast, dinner, and a shuttle service to and from your hotel.

Perks and benefits

  • Cycle scheme

  • Employee assistance

  • Learning and development

  • Pension

  • Rewards and benefits


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Company information

Ibstock Head Office
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Contact details

01530 261999


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“My Dad has been working on the Ibstock Brick production line for more than 15 years and I always saw how passionate he was about his job and the company he works for. So, when it came to deciding between university or an apprenticeship, I knew I wanted

to follow in his footsteps. Choosing Ibstock Brick’s Management Trainee Programme meant that I could make the most out of a practical and theoretical study. Ibstock really values us and our education.

“University never appealed to me, I have always preferred practical learning, which is why I joined the Ibstock apprentice programme

In the first few weeks, I shadowed different teams in the factory, from engineers to production managers, following which they set us up with our own tool kits so we could learn about the equipment we will be using in the future. It’s been a great hands-on experience.

“One of my favourite things about Ibstock’s apprenticeship programme is the access to the amazing facilities.

It’s fantastic to get practical, hands-on experience which allows you to really work on your skillset as well as push yourself further to learn more.”
“After leaving school, I was little lost in what I should do next. I saw the Ibstock role advertised I thought I’d give it a go. Since joining Ibstock, I have achieved an honours degree, won apprentice of the year and have now been working in the business for almost 10 years. It’s such an exciting and diverse company, giving me invaluable experience across multiple divisions and disciplines that I hope will stand me in a great position for the future. For anyone thinking about an apprenticeship, I would seriously consider this programme.
Phil Atherton
Group Ceramic Engineer (Former Manufacturing Management Trainee)


We are proud of our Company wide ‘values’ and ‘behaviours’ as they were co-created with our colleagues from across the Group. Our values of teamwork, trust, care and courage underpin our approach to everything we do and are our guide to how we work together to get things done. Teamwork: WE work together to achieve great things Trust: WE earn trust by delivering on our promises Care: WE care about each other, our customers and our wider impact Courage: WE have courage to do the right thing TOGETHER: WE can achieve great things!