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Apprentice (Refuse and Recycling Operative)

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
19/07/2020 23:59
£153.55 per week (NMW in second year)
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Your normal place of work will be Heighington Lane Waste Transfer Station, Newton Aycliffe, but you may be required to work at any Council workplace within County Durham.
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Job details 

Closing date:
19 Jul

Further information

The council has four waste transfer station across the county and a green waste facility at Joint Stocks, Coxhoe. From collection to ‘bulking up’ waste then onto various outlets for either treatment or to facilities that divert from landfill, the team is responsible for ensuring we operate within the site permit and environmental legislation. The service is a fast-moving service which collects refuse, recycling and garden waste that feeds into the waste transfer stations.

As an apprentice, you will be trained in operating the weigh bridge, reception hall duties, site inspections, haulage planning and any other general site operations.

You will be based in Heighington Lane Waste Transfer Station, Newton Aycliffe but you may be required to work at any council workplace within County Durham.

You will need to be able to work on your own initiative or as part of a team and be able to follow instructions.

You will be studying the Waste Resource Operative Level 2 via Derwentside College.

Further information about this apprenticeship can be found in the supporting documents section.

If you require any additional information on this apprenticeship please contact Julia Hardie – email: julia.hardie@durham.gov.uk or tel: 03000 265587

It is anticipated that interviews will be held (between 3rd and 14th August 2020)

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact Payroll and Employee Services on telephone no. 03000 263154 / 264469/ 264086/ 266148 or email PESNCC@durham.gov.uk

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

Permanent employees wishing to undertake a temporary post within the Council, whether this is within their substantive service, or across services, should seek the approval of their Line Manager/Senior Manager to undertake this temporary post with the guarantee to return to their substantive post at the expiry of the temporary post. If the temporary post is reviewed and further extended, agreement must be sought from the employee’s substantive line manager.

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Any information provided on CVs will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

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