Professional Operator Development Programme

Road Surfacing Programme (PODP)


Suitable for:

All new operators working in Contracting and NRP.


To develop the knowledge skills and behaviours required to become fully skilled in road building.


12 months + work based learning programme including 2 training session days per month.


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Road Surfacing Programme (PODP)

You will gain all the H&S knowledge you require to operate safely, while understanding the principles of road building. You will also gain training on powered tools and mobile plant to support you to be a strong part of your gang.

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Success stories

"The PODP is heavily designed around developing skills and awareness within my role whilst emphasising the importance of Health and Safety. The programme also acts as a gateway into other areas of Tarmac outside of my environment, which is an eye-opener in itself."

- Liam Martin, Operative

Frequently asked questions

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Do you have enough commitment and drive to get your name and picture on the famous Woodshore wall at The Park? Contact the PODP Team now to enrol and find out!

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