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This Modern Apprenticeship is offered at two levels. It can train those new to the resource management industry, as well as for upskilling existing teams. The skills and experience gained through this apprenticeship would suit roles such as a refuse driver, weighbridge operative or environmental services operative.

Qualifications

SCQF level 5

Your employee will study for a qualification at SCQF level 5 in one of:

  • Waste Operations: Waste Collection Operative
  • Waste Operations: Waste Collection Driver
  • Waste Operations: Waste Site Operative
  • Waste Operations: Waste Weighbridge Operative
  • Waste Operations: Waste Team Leader
  • Frontline Environmental Services

 

Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements for this apprenticeship but candidates should be responsible, used to working with the public and willing to work outdoors.

Progression and development

After completing this Modern Apprenticeship, your employees will have the skills needed for the following types of roles:

  • Environmental services operative
  • Reuse driver
  • Reuse collection operative
  • Reuse operative
  • Reuse sales operative
  • Waste collection driver
  • Refuse collection loader
  • Weighbridge operative
  • Transfer station operative
  • Household waste recycling centre operative
  • Compost operative
  • Team leader

SCQF qualification levels explained

Download the framework document

SCQF level 6

Your employee will study for a qualification at SCQF level 6 in Waste Supervisory Management.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have completed the sustainable resource management MA at SCQF level 5, or have equivalent qualifications or experience.

Progression and development

After completing this apprenticeship, your employees will have the skills needed for the following types of roles:

  • Reuse supervisor
  • Refuse collection supervisor (team leader)
  • Transfer station supervisor
  • Household waste recycling centre supervisor
  • Landfill supervisor
  • Sustainability officer

SCQF qualification levels explained

Download the framework document

How much will it cost?

Training

We will contribute towards the training costs, paying the learning provider directly in incremental payments throughout the course of the apprenticeship.

Use the contribution tables to work out the funding level for this framework:

Modern Apprenticeship Contribution Table (16-24 age group)
Modern Apprenticeship Contribution Table (25+ age group)

An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees who are aged 16 – 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.

Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach which will meet the needs of your business.

Salary

Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we do encourage all employees to pay the living wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.

Time to complete

It will take between 12-24 months to complete.

Sound right for your business?

The next step is to find a learning provider that offers this apprenticeship.

Find a learning provider

Need a little more information or advice?

Call our employer engagement team to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships. 

0800 783 6000
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