Apprentice Environmental Technician WISER ENVIRONMENT LTD

Join Wiser Environment to complete your debt free Degree with us while you work, complete your Apprenticeship with a leading provider & full support from workplace & university mentors, connect & learn with a peer group from across the Environmental industry, work to a clear career pathway including regular salary increases & workplace benefits.

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

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Closing date: 01 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    The typical working week is Monday to Friday ,8.30am - 5.00pm, 40 hours per week. You will be expected to work in the business for 32 hours per week and the remaining 8 hours is spent on your formal learning including attending university.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    53 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 May 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Maintaining and ensuring calibration of equipment
  • Setting and working to a programme
  • Carrying out monitoring/sampling at sites
  • Collection and analysis of data
  • Undertaking routine environmental monitoring at waste      management sites
  • Research of land use in relation to permit applications
  • Ensuring quality and standards of construction are maintained
  • Adhering to safe working practices
  • Writing accurate reports
  • Ensuring records of work, time, and client contact are maintained accurately

The training you will be getting

On-the-job training and assessment will be provided by a mixture of:

  • Induction training
  • Workplace shadowing of colleagues and regular site visits
  • Mentoring via a dedicated workplace coach/mentor and manager
  • Visits to Wiser Recycling sites and shadowing
  • Periodic In-house Training from internal or external resource
  • Self-learning modules and assessments e.g. Health & safety tests
  • 4 years taught elements (plus end of point assessment)
  • Training will be 5 block days every 2 months with face to face delivery at Coventry University.  You will need to travel to, and stay in Coventry and Wiser will pay for your accommodation
  • You will achieve a Level 6 Environmental Practitioner Degree














Off-the-job training will be provided by Coventry University. You will achieve a BSc (Hons) Environmental Management qualification if you pass all modules. You’ll study using Coventry University’s modern learning environment and supported by their highly experienced tutors. You will have access to their comprehensive library and other fantastic student support services.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • You will be able to develop at a rate that suits you in line with a clear skills matrix and competency framework, and with the support of an experienced Senior Consultant and the rest of our friendly and knowledgeable consultancy team, who have expertise in a wide variety of environmental areas
  • You will also benefit from coaching/mentoring from our pioneer environmental Apprentice Amaani Mahran, who has developed her skills and knowledge very quickly in the short time she has been with us
  • You will work towards a bright, sustainable future as an Environmental Consultant, choosing the area of work that plays to your strengths and interests, developing your expertise with the backup of your formal studies, tutors and peer group at Coventry University and achieving your Level 6 BSc Environmental Practitioner Degree within around 4 years
  • You can expect your salary to be reviewed regularly, alongside your skills and knowledge development
  • Your first salary review will be carried out after successful completion of a six-month probationary period

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Minimum of 5 incl Maths and English (Grade Level C/4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Minimum of 3 A Levels or Equiv to 112 UCAS Points (Grade BBC) Essential

Things to consider

There will be a lot of independent travel involved once you get into the role, and you will be expected to travel to client sites to take samples on a regular basis. This can be quite dirty work sometimes, as you might be visiting a landfill, or construction site. You will also be exposed to the weather, be it wind, rain, snow or hot sun.

About the employer

Wiser Environment provides consultancy services to clients ranging from local councils, through to large private construction companies. We help clients with a range of activities which impact on the environment such as planning and permitting and renewable energy. We have a portfolio of projects to be proud of, such as the transformation of a landfill site into a solar farm. We employ and develop a team of highly skilled and knowledgeable consultants. Plus, we actively provide an enjoyable and productive place to work where we encourage you to tackle challenges creatively. Our office is based in the centre of St Ives with fantastic views over the river and bridge. We are a small, friendly, hardworking, and supportive team. We want to create an environment of high performance, where everyone can thrive, align with our Core Values, show technical ability, be curious and make a meaningful difference to the environment. We also have an office in Vietnam.







PE27 5UW


Eugenia Piechocki

01480 464111

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Training provider


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

Environmental practitioner (Degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply please download the Job Description from our website and follow the application process by sending in your CV or profile, and answering the screening questions. We will contact you for a screening interview around the deadline date of 1st March 2023.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Mar 2024