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Waste Services (Refuse & Recycling) Apprentice

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 21/06/2019 12:00
£5/hour (£185/week)
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Employment Location:
Various (Redcar and Cleveland Borough)

Job details 

Closing date:
21 Jun

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

This is Redcar and Cleveland. We are an ambitious council keen to build on our strong track record of innovation and partnership working, ensuring that we create a flourishing future for the borough and all of its residents. Key to this is a committed workforce who always gives their best. Offering a fast paced, progressive working environment, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is a great career move.

Redcar and Cleveland is an area of great contrasts with world class industries, market towns, visitor destinations, beautiful coastline and stunning countryside. The Council continues to invest in the area to create opportunities for investment and growth. Key to this work is the Growth, Enterprise and Environment directorate which leads on our efforts to build upon successful investment and develop an exciting growth programme that will bring long-term improvements to the local economy and environment, create jobs and build vibrant communities.

Are you looking for an opportunity to gain an NVQ Level 2 qualification, whilst gaining valuable work experience? Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council has an exciting new opportunity within Waste Services.

As part of this new exciting opportunity we are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and committed individual to be part of the Waste & Recycling Teams to help maintain an effective and efficient waste & recycling service approach throughout the Borough of Redcar & Cleveland.

The Individual needs to be committed to delivering coordinated quality, Waste & Recycling Services throughout all its service delivery options.

Typical duties will include:

- Collection of domestic, recycling, trade waste and bulk waste streams
- Working in either of the Councils Warrenby Waste Transfer Station or Dunsdale Household Waste Recycling centre.

Normal hours of work are 07:00 – 16:45 working Tuesday to Friday, however, the role has a requirement for the successful applicant to work irregular hours to deliver the services of Refuse & Recycling Collections on mainline collections.

Please note there may be a requirement to work weekends and bank holidays to meet the needs of the service (Good Friday is a normal working day).

As an apprentice you will be eligible to apply for Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council’s internal job vacancies as and when they arise within the Council.
Please see attached job description and person specification for further detailed information.

For an informal discussion, please contact Jamie Windross, Lead Coordinator (Waste & Recycling) on (01642) 776950.

Apprenticeship opportunities are open to anyone over the age of 16 years old with no upper age limit. You will need a commitment to attend training to attain the appropriate level of functional skills (Maths, English and ICT) if these have not already been achieved.

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council recognises the value apprenticeships can bring to the local community, boosting skills and employment prospects. We employ Apprentices as a key part of our own workforce offering a high quality pathway to a variety of successful careers and gaining recognised qualifications to ensure the Council are meeting its current and future skills needs.

The council is an accredited Investors in People employer at gold level and holds ambassador status for the North East Better Health at Work Award.

We offer very attractive terms and conditions of employment, including generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working hours (where appropriate), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and access to numerous other staff benefits and discounts.

Join us for invaluable hands-on work experience, a qualification all whilst earning a highly competitive salary and receiving excellent terms and conditions of employment.

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