Waste Resources Operative Apprenticeship

  • Price on Application
  • 12 Months
  • Apprenticeship
  • Northamptonshire

The Waste Resources Operative covers a number of roles and responsibilities in the collection, transport, processing, disposal and recycling of waste and recyclables. The Waste Resources Operative may work at a number of different sites and locations including Household Waste Recycling Centre, Materials Recycling Facility, Transfer Stations, Trade Waste Collection, Energy Recovery Facilities, Anaerobic Digestion Facilities, Composting Facilities, Re-processors and Municipal Waste Collection.

The Waste Resource Operative needs 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.

The role of the Waste Resource Operative is to assist in the day to day running of the site or activity, to ensure that processes are carried out safely and efficiently. They will also contribute to the protection of the environment, efficient use of resources and enhancing quality in compliance with relevant regulation; they will contribute to delivering “best in sector” operational performance in the organisation.

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.

The individual could be employed in utilities, agriculture (farms or anaerobic digestion plants), armed services, charities (third sector), local authorities, mining and quarrying, health (hospitals and hospices), construction, soil processors, landscapers, research and development (laboratories), waste (local authorities, private companies, liquid waste and septic tank emptying, landfill and energy recovery).

Typical Job Roles

Waste Collection Operative, Materials Recycling Facility Operative, Household Waste Recycling Centre Operative, Recycling Operative, Transfer Station Operative, Anaerobic Digestion Plant Operative, Energy from Waste Operative, Weighbridge Operative, Refuse Collection Operative, Mobile Plant Operative, Control Room Operative, Multi-skilled Operative, Tipping Hall Operative

For level 2 apprenticeships, apprentices must achieve level 1 English and maths and take the test for level 2 prior to taking their EPA. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.


500 Pavilion Drive,

Northampton Business Park,


NN4 7YJ,

Tel: 01604 620 426

Web: https://www.ciwm.co.uk/