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Waste Resource Operative

Removing waste and recyclables from homes and businesses for disposal or recycling.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Typical length
12 months
Current funding band
Up to £6,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • types of waste and how it should be processed
  • environmental protection
  • operating systems and procedures
  • collection and transportation of waste
  • health, safety and hygiene

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must have:

  • achieved level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 3 to 1 or D to G)
  • taken level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C)
Professional registration

Chartered Institution of Wastes Management - technician grade.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Waste Management Industry Training & Advisory Board 01604 231950/ 07508 283574
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.