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Metal Recycling General Operative Apprenticeship SYNETIQ LTD

We are on the lookout for new apprentices after launching an exclusive metal recycling apprenticeship scheme, creating new career opportunities within the vehicle recycling industry. Starting September 2022 with the business offering successful apprentices a full time role with us working at one of our sites in Doncaster, Winsford or Gloucester.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 12 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80 to £19,760.00

    We will review rates of pay in April and in line with performance

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 08.30 - 17.00 40 hours per week inclusive of learning time. Overtime available weekends and evenings sometimes.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    14 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    12 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

A mixture of on/off-the-job learning in every operational department to understand the full lifecycle of the business. Tasks  include carefully preparing recovered vehicles, dismantling, checking quality, sales/inventory, preparing parts for dispatch/delivery and more.

Practical training includes assessing over 800 cars a week in the ‘Landing Pad’ where you will learn to identify salvageable parts for reuse, depollution process, engine prepping techniques and how to safely dismantle vehicles.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 2 Metal Recycling General Operative apprenticeship

Whilst earning while you learn, apprentices will also gain employability skills such as:

Health and safety awareness
Manual handling
Plant equipment training
The opportunity to gain an understanding of electric vehicles
Vehicle and parts knowledge

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This role can develop into full paid fully qualified dismantling roles, Warehouse Operatives, Parts Sales & Service all sorts of career paths. These can then progress into Team Leader roles for the right people with support to develop into a Team Leader for anyone showing this potential.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Passion for vehicles/parts, Respect for others and safety


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade D to G or 1-3) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade D to g or 1-3) Desired

Things to consider

Able to lift and handle heavy weights in a safe manner and happy to work outdoors in all weather.

About the employer

SYNETIQ is the UK’s largest integrated salvage/vehicle recycling company with a vision to lead the vehicle recycling industry. As the leading integrated salvage & vehicle recycling company, our operations are sustainable by nature - our mission is to lead the vehicle recycling industry through a focus on innovation & a commitment to doing the right thing. Our employees are dedicated & focused on helping us grow & you could be a part of our journey & work family - we are a great place to work.









Dawn Cawston


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Metal recycling general operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 12 Sep 2022