This apprenticeship is no longer available. Try the mineral processing mobile and static plant operator apprenticeship instead.

Act as the hub for the operational site, controlling vehicle movements, contractors, authorised personnel and members of the public

Anyone reporting to the mineral processing weighbridge operator must be able to demonstrate their competence to access and work on the site. During the mineral processing weighbridge operator apprenticeship you’ll learn the specific regulations that apply to your operation, such as a quarry, cement plant or bulk powders plant, and be able to stop work should you identify a breach. Your other duties may include controlling the logistics and transport fleet of large goods vehicles to deliver the various products to customers within various restrictions. This may involve arranging transport to fulfil the order schedule, liaising with customers, members of staff and hauliers on a daily basis, weighing vehicles into the site via the weighbridge and directing them to the correct locations on site, and weighing and inspecting vehicles.


Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: Geography and science

Entry requirements for the mineral processing weighbridge operator apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs

Potential salary upon completion: £20,000 per annum

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