Modern Apprentice (Sustainable Waste Resources) (Temporary)

North Ayrshire Council

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Role Profile


You can transform your potential into an exciting career within the waste sector and help North Ayrshire Council develop our services across all of our waste related activities including waste strategy, waste engagement, waste transfer operations and treatment activities.

As part of North Ayrshire Council’s Modern Apprentice Recruitment Process if, following interview, you are chosen as a Preferred Candidate, you must complete a 2 week pre-employment Course with one of our Employability Partners, before being issued with a Conditional Offer of Employment.

For further information on what the course will entail and the training allowance click here. Details of when this will take place will be emailed to you by the Employability & Skills Team after interview.


To undertake a Modern Apprenticeship and contribute to the efficient and effective delivery of the service.


Corporate Responsibilities

To undertake individual role in line with the Council’s Strategic Priorities and in compliance with the Council’s corporate policies and procedures. To undertake any other reasonably required duties as instructed by Management or someone acting on their behalf, in addition to the role specific tasks & responsibilities detailed below.

Role Specific Tasks & Responsibilities

Under supervision, and with support and guidance, the Modern Apprentice will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

General waste related activities covering waste and recycling operations, waste awareness and engagement, waste transfer operations and treatment activities. Specific supervisory training set within the waste industry, contributing to and leading on the delivery of improved work activities and their impacts on the environment. Use of systems and undertake monitoring and assessment to maintain service delivery efficiency and effectiveness. Provide information and guidance to residents and businesses of North Ayrshire on sustainable waste behaviour. Promotion of Waste Resources services by assisting with the organisation of activities, events and promotional material.






Education and Qualifications

3 National 5's or 3 Credit Standard Grades, or equivalent
(one of which must be in English) Core Skills at Level 5, or equivalent Demonstration of the potential to achieve waste industry qualification standard Application Form Interview



Relevant knowledge and / or experience gained from education, voluntary or part time work related to the environment Membership of environmental organisation or group Performing a leading role as part of a team or group Application Form References Interview

Specialist Knowledge

A keen interest in environmental issues Knowledge of the waste industry legislation and working practices Health & Safety awareness Understanding of the principles of monitoring activities Application Form Interview Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Skills and Abilities

Written and verbal communication skills Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team Ability to value, support and influence others Application Form References Interview


Ability to travel throughout North Ayrshire Ability to work in all weather conditions Driving licence covering categories B Application Form Interview Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Staff Values & Behaviours

Our values of Focus, Passion and Inspiration are core in everything we do and how we do it. They are the foundation that our work is built on, and they are used to measure how well we do each day. On their own, they are just words; to become meaningful they need to be backed up by actions. That's why we aim for them to be at the heart of everything we do. When they are, we can - and will - deliver the best services for the communities of North Ayrshire.




We put our customers first

We understand the bigger picture


Provide excellent customer services Meet and where possible exceed the expectations of internal and external customers. Understand the performance levels and standards required within our own role and strive to achieve and where possible exceed these. Know how the work we do fits into the overall performance of the Council.


We take pride in the jobs we do

We are ambitious for our community

Take ownership of our own actions and performance. Reflect on the work we do and consider how it could be improved. Have a positive impact on the lives of our customers and their communities. Push the boundaries to help our customers and communities realise their potential.


We all look for better ways to deliver our services

We achieve the best results together

Find new ways to deliver improvements, efficiencies and value for money. Embrace change with enthusiasm and creative ideas. Work together and creatively produce the best outcomes for our customers and communities. Plan all activities with the end goal in mind.

When shortleeting job applicants seeking a Modern Apprenticeship with the Council, subject to meeting the essential criteria, priority in the 1st instance will be given to those who are currently unemployed followed by applicants who are already in work & who are seeking to develop their career.

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