Apprentice Waste Operative FCC RECYCLING (UK) LIMITED

A Waste Operative within FCC Environment can cover a number of roles and responsibilities in the collection, transport, processing, disposal and recycling of waste and recyclables. The role will involve working outside in all types of weather and will require an element of physical work, some roles will require a lot of daily walking.

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Closing date: 10 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pension, paid holiday, potential overtime, free issue uniform, employee discount scheme, cycle to work scheme, annual health check

  • Working week

    07.00am - 15.30pm and days to be confirmed. Although these are the core hours, they could vary slightly depending on contract requirements.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    25 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To operate the Recycling Centre safely and efficiently and in line with company procedures and policies, Environmental Permit, Planning Permissions and Contract Specification
  • To assist the Recycling Team Leader in delivering a safe and efficient Recycling Centre service
  • To ensure that the highest standard of customer care is maintained at all times
  • To ensure that the site is operated in accordance with the Service Delivery Plan and contract requirements
  • To comply with Health and Safety law, Site Management Plans, Risk Assessments
  • Safe Working Procedures, Tool Box Talks, Safety Alerts and any other site instructions
  • To actively promote the principles of Reuse, by identifying and intercepting reusable items in conjunction with our charity partners
  • To actively encourage users of the sites to reuse before recycling and to manage site staff so as to maximise reuse and recycling levels at the site through identification, interception and education
  • To ensure that all movements of reuse, recyclables and waste are recorded in line with relevant regulations and contract procedures and all paperwork and information is captured using the sites HData system as instructed
  • To monitor container usage and to provide the Recycling Team Leader with daily reports in relation to container movements for the following day
  • To ensure that all plant and equipment safety checks and inspections are carried and reported in line with the contract specification and FCC procedures
  • To ensure that all chargeable waste is identified and appropriate charges applied
  • To ensure that all sales procedures are followed and recorded in line with company policy
  • To assist the company in the identification of unlawful deposit of commercial waste at the Recycling Centre
  • To prevent any unauthorised person from sorting, disturbing, interfering or removing any waste from the Recycling Centre
  • Any other reasonable request to meet operational needs

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

  • The qualification on completion will be Waste resource operative Level 2 Apprenticeship, including any Functional Skills maths and English if required
  • Training will delievered on location and completed during work hours, monthly

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • There are various opportunities to develop after the Waste Operative Level 2 qualification. This can include LGV driver training L2 (you will need a full UK driving licence), Team Leader or Supervisor Level 3 and internal leadership training

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Logical, Team working, Non judgemental, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

FCC have a number of future career options once you have completed your initial Waste Resource Operate Level 2 apprenticeship. As well as the apprenticeship, you will receive training on Health & Safety, GDPR, Equality and Diversity, COSHH, Environmental Awareness, Energy Management, Accident and Near Miss, Customer Care and Manual Handling. The role will involve working outside in all types of weather and will require an element of physical work, some roles will require a lot of daily walking.

About the employer

FCC Environment is one of the UK's leading waste and resource management companies. We provide a range of services, from collecting business and municipal waste to recycling and processing, and the generation of green energy from waste. Put simply, we collect waste - from businesses, local authorities and households - and process it to ensure we fully realise its potential as a resource. We want to be known as a company that looks after the needs of its customers and the environment. Our approach is to minimise the amount of waste that ends up in landfill by transforming it into valuable resources wherever possible.




Hudson Rd,

Elm Farm Industrial Estate,

MK41 0QB

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Waste resource operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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