Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship – Hereford Municipal Collections FCC Recycling (UK) Ltd FCC RECYCLING (UK) LIMITED

A knowledgeable, skilled, & motivated team are eager to share their expertise on the theoretical & practical knowledge required for an esteemed career. As part of this fascinating position, you will be working alongside experienced employees to deliver our Recyclables and Waste Collections Services throughout Herefordshire.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Annual £18,000 year 1 £19,000 year 2 £20,000 year 3 Until Apprenticeship is Completed

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. The start and finish times will depend on your divisional sites and their contractual requirements (TBC).

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The apprenticeship shall offer an opportunity to gain a Chartered Management Degree (CMD) over a three-and-a-half-year period. The typical working week shall consist of:

·  Four days, gaining practical experience in the operational environment working under the leadership of experienced FCC employees, to achieve a thorough understanding of Herefordshire’s Recyclables and Waste Collections Services Contract This will include,

o   Supporting the Contract Manager and Contract Management Team to deliver recyclables and waste collection services in line with all reporting parameters

o   Supporting data input, analysis and reporting activities

o   Scheduling and monitoring operational activities

o   Communicating with all stakeholders including the Council, operational teams, and FCC management.

o   The operation of depot facilities, workshop facility and the associated ‘back office’ activities.

o   Implementing and maintaining all FCC integrated management systems including Health and Safety management systems.

o   Supporting the delivery of Social Value and Carbon programmes

o   The commercial and regulatory environment governing all these activities.


·  One study day, to successfully complete the curriculum requirements of the CMD qualification, as set by Arden University.

The training you will be getting

The qualification you will be studying is:

  • A Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship

You will be employed 4 days per week within the working environment:

  • Predominately Herefordshire Collections Depot, but on occasion elsewhere in the UK.
  • The remaining day is a study day.

You will also receive:

  • All health and safety training, mandatory training, and site-specific plant training.
  • Additional divisional practical training and development.
  • Regular coaching on managerial techniques, quarterly reviews will be conducted to ensure you are on track and maintaining progress as required.
  • Successful apprentices will achieve a degree in management and business either BA Hons, BSc Hons or BB Hons, and also have the option to be assessed for the Chartered Manager status.

English and Maths

  • English and maths will be required to be demonstrated at a minimum level 2.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once the apprenticeship is completed, we would expect you to be placed within FCC, or apply for our relevant supervisor/manager vacancies, where continued training and development will be given.

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, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Full Driving License, Own your own vehicle, Able to travel between sites


A Level or equivalent Any (Grade A-C) Essential
Other English & Maths (Grade Level 2 minimum) Essential

Things to consider

Interest in: Waste & resource industry, vehicle operations, logistics, maintenance, servicing, legal compliance. Work within an office environment and outdoors in all weather conditions, carrying out a varied workload. Be inspired by the sustainable management of valuable resources. Commit to the management programme & completing the apprenticeship

About the employer

FCC Environment is one of the UK's leading waste and resource management companies employing more than 2,400 people. We provide a range of services, from collecting business and municipal waste to quarrying, recycling, and processing. We generate green energy from waste, recycle waste into new materials, promote reuse though our reuse shops and play a leading role in maintaining the circular economy. We are now on the lookout for Management Degree Apprentices to join our ever-growing business.




FCC Recycling UK Limited

Grafton Depot

Ross Road



Gaye Glading – Early Careers & Development Manager

07827 957 701

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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

Chartered manager (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

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