Waste resource operative apprenticeship

Collect, transport, process, dispose of and recycle waste and recyclables

A waste resource operative apprenticeship covers a number of roles and responsibilities in the collection, transport, processing, disposal and recycling of waste and recyclables. Whichever area you choose, you’ll need to have an understanding of the principles of waste and recycling. This will include identifying waste and recyclables, sorting and segregation, treatment options, duty of care and health, safety, quality and environmental issues. Your role will be to assist in the day to day running of the site or activity, to ensure that processes are carried out safely and efficiently. You’ll also contribute to the protection of the environment, with an efficient use of resources and enhancing quality in compliance with relevant regulations. The role may 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.


Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements for the waste resource operative apprenticeship: Depend on the employer

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

Potential salary upon completion: £24,000 per annum

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