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Recycling Operative Apprentice SUEZ RECYCLING AND RECOVERY UK LTD

Learners will develop the knowledge and understanding underpinning work in a broad range of job roles within the waste and resource industry. This qualification is perfect for apprentices that need to understand the underlying principles of resource management to ensure services are delivered safely, efficiently and to a high standard.

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Closing date: 19 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,379.50 to £18,525.00

    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 working variable shift patterns on a rota'd basis. TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Providing excellent levels of customer service
  • Maintaining a tidy site within your areas of responsibility
  • Advising and assisting the public on how to use the site in order to maximise recovery of materials deposited in the sites and divert waste from landfill
  • Maintaining accurate records for the removal of materials from the site and other administrative duties as required
  • Ensuring our business complies fully with its legal duties in respect of the health, safety and welfare of its employees and of other people who may be affected by your actions or omissions

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

The qualification upon completion is Waste Resource Operative level 2. This qualification will support career progression from operative to team leader/supervisory level occupation within the waste and resource industry.

The training shall be undertaken on a monthly basis whilst within work time, on the work-site of Landor Street, Birmingham.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This qualification will support career progression from operative to team leader/supervisory level occupation within the waste and resource industry. There are other career progression opportunities dependant on where we see your role along with skills, behaviours and attitudes presented.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

At SUEZ the efficient and sustainable management of resources around the UK is at the heart of everything we do. Respect – acting ethically and with integrity – is one of our core values. We’re passionate about the environment and believe in protecting our world. With true team spirit, we can give our customers a standard of service that goes above and beyond and ensure that our local communities have access to essential water and waste services.




61 Landor Street


B8 1AE

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Waste resource operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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