Transport Planner Apprentice - Data Technician Qualification MCCARTHY MARLAND (BRISTOL) L TD

As a Junior Data Technician, you will have the opportunity to learn and grow in a supportive environment while making a meaningful contribution to our data analysis efforts.

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Closing date: 24 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday - 08:30am - 17:30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    14 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Using PurGo or other software programme produce daily and other period reports for specific KPIs such as non-completed work with reasons, vehicle/driver, driver PDA usage and vehicle efficiency and performance measurements. Report parameters will change from time to time to ensure optimum performance data can be used to provide the Business with opportunities to improve
  • Optimise round collection schedules on all vehicle types by constantly monitoring round completion and seeking improvement opportunities
  • Planning and routing of workloads using the internal Software portal PurGo or alternative systems to ensure work is carried out in the most efficient and effective manner at all times
  • Communicate daily with drivers to manage any queries on either routing, specific customer issues, such as damage or bins not out, parked or block accesses then either wholly manage to a satisfactory outcome or escalate to Line Manager or other respective Manager
  • To utilise internal software portal to maximise collection workloads in an efficient and effective manner
  • Periodically review collection rounds to ensure they are optimised to meet Business growth requirements
  • Liaise with internal Commercial department to support additional round workloads and the planning and routing of such work
  • Manage the defect reporting and timely repairs of the PDAs
  • To work closely with the PurGo software providers and initiative areas for improvement and to maximise current parameters and implement around the Business
  • Provide admin support to the Transport Manager

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Data Technician apprenticeship standard delivered via virtual learning platform sessions with support from specialist trainers and 121 skills coach and our learning platform "Aptem" complete learning on program. IT Vendor training will also be provided, as will Functional Skills in English and Maths if required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Numerous routes of progression through the business for the right candidate following successful apprenticeship completion.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Attention to detail


GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade C or Level 4 and above) Desired

About the employer

We are a waste specialist with 10 years Specialising in: Tipping & recycling Skip Hire Roll on/ roll off hire Grab hire Wheeled bin hire Aggregates




Tetbury Receycling Centre

Babdown Industrial Estate



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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Data technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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