Metal Recycling General Operative (Level 2)

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Working for companies of all sizes, from large multinationals to SMEs to family-run independents, the MRGO role will see an individual taking on a wide range of different tasks and responsibilities both outside on the yard and in an office-like environment. A team player, an MRGO will be charged with handling all types of equipment and will perform the many tasks
undertaken in a metal recycling yard.

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Who Is It For? 

The Metal Recycling Manager Operative apprenticeship is typically designed for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in the metal recycling industry and aspire to take on managerial or supervisory roles within the sector. The apprenticeship is suitable for a diverse range of individuals typically ranging from end-of-life vehicles operative, weighbridge operative, material handler (specialist equipment) operative, material classification operative and electronic equipment operative.

Typical Attributes Gained By Candidates

  Material Expertise: In-depth knowledge of various metals, including their properties, characteristics, and applications.

  Team Collaboration: Ability to work collaboratively within a team to achieve common goals. Contribution to a positive and
cooperative work environment.

  Problem-Solving Skills: Ability to identify and troubleshoot issues in metal recycling processes. Aswell as propensity for proposing and implementing solutions for process improvement. 

  Adaptability:  Flexibility in adapting to changes in processes, technologies, and industry regulations. Openness to new ideas and willingness to embrace innovation. 

  Safety Consciousness: Commitment to prioritising safety in all aspects of work. Promotion of a safety-first culture within the organisation.  

Metal Recycling General Operative: Knowledge And Skills Overview

Metal Types and Characteristic
⇒Environmental Compliance
⇒Customer Service
⇒Safety Protocols
⇒Problem Solving
⇒Health and Safety Regulations
⇒Quality Control Standards
⇒Material Identification and Sorting

⇒Team Collaboration
⇒Time Management
⇒Attention to Detail
⇒Recycling Processes
⇒Operational Management
⇒Machinery Operation
⇒Record Keeping
⇒Safety Consciousness


The period of on-programme training is managed by the employer, usually in partnership with a training provider, and the apprentice. Apprentices without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for level 2 English and maths prior to taking the end-point assessment.

What Are The Benefits For The Business? 

Overall, a well-structured Metal Recycling Manager Operative apprenticeship program can result in a highly skilled, motivated workforce, positively impacting the organisation's efficiency, reputation, and long-term success in the metal recycling industry.

What Skills And Knowledge Will Be Achieved? 

Upon completing the Metal Recycling Manager Operative apprenticeship, individuals should have acquired a comprehensive set of skills and knowledge that will enable them to perform effectively in the metal recycling industry.

Is This A Government Funded Qualification? 

Funding for the Metal Recycling General Operative Apprenticeship can be accessed through the Apprenticeship Levy. In addition to delivering the training we provide administration support, which includes accessing the Levy

How long does the Apprenticeship take? 

Typically, this apprenticeship will take around 12 months to complete

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Senior Human Resources Professional, Adient

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Phone Number: 01332 345205

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