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Apprenticeship training course

Metal recycling technical manager (MRTM) (level 5)

Manage a commercially viable site in the metal recycling sector, which considers and responds to strict regulations and legislation specific to the sectors operational activity.

Qualification level
Equivalent to higher national diploma (HND).
Typical duration
30 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Managers with technically competent manager responsibility (environmental agency operators’ mandatory requirement by site)
  • Metal recycling general manager
  • Metal recycling site manager
  • Scrap depot manage
  • Site supervisor of premium metal recycling sites
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • a) Apply legal and regulatory requirements to manage a metal recycling site compliantlyb) Assess whether organisational processes and procedures and those that follow them are compliant with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Manage Metal Recycling processes/procedures/plans applicable to individual site/team/equipment and apply within own area of responsibility specifically against:Material acceptance, storage, treatment and despatch. Site security and logistics.
  • Analyse and interpret data and information to inform effective decisions and solve problems for instance commercial and employee data/information.
  • Carry out a training needs analysis across the site team
  • Plan and schedule Metal Recycling site activities
  • Communicate to a range of stakeholders both verbally and in writing
  • Monitor and measure performance and take appropriate management action in relation to people, finance and site operations.
  • Report on processes/procedures/plans applicable to individual site/team/equipment and apply within own area of responsibility
  • Manage and influence employees,visitors and sub-contractors , for example, applying appropriate policies and procedures
  • Delegate relevant tasks to meet the requirements of the site and wider business needs for example weighbridge calibration
  • Negotiate better outcomes for the business to improve operational efficiency and financial performance.
  • Build constructive relationships with stakeholders so as to improve smoother running of the business. This could be with communities, customers, employees and regulators.
  • Influence and persuade a range of stakeholders to further achieve operational activity.
  • Monitor the metal market risks and takes appropriate mitigating action
  • Investigate problems and/or opportunities to determine cause and implement practical solutions based on the findings
  • Effectively manage difficult, challenging and confrontational situations and people
  • Manage competing priorities in a dynamic site environment
  • Identify and document risk and take appropriate management action in line with site's requirements.
  • Accurately identify and assess material to inform: acceptance; commercial viability; processing, handling and storage; logistics; and dispatch
  • Manage stockpiles in accordance with relevant regulations and business priorities
  • Management and control of site resources such as people, stock, assets, plant and equipment.
  • Ensure accurate site records are maintained in accordance with relevant regulations and business requirements for: Site, Commercial and People.

Full information on Metal recycling technical manager (MRTM) (level 5) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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