SYNETIQ is on the lookout for new apprentices after launching a ‘first of its kind’ motor-recycling apprenticeship scheme, creating new career opportunities within the vehicle recycling industry.

The Metal Recycling Operative apprenticeship starts in September with the business offering successful apprentices a job once qualified working at one of the company’s sites at either Doncaster, Winsford or Gloucester.

What you will learn

Apprentices will take part in a mixture of on and off-the-job learning and will be equipped with their own PPE and tools. Normally dismantlers have to use their own tools. Practical training includes assessing over 800 cars a week in SYNETIQ’s ‘Landing Pad’ where apprentices will learn to identify salvageable parts for reuse – also known as green parts.

In addition, apprentices will experience the depollution process, learn engine prepping techniques and how to safely dismantle vehicles.

Apprentices will gain employability skills such as:

  • Health and safety awareness
  • Manual handling
  • Plant equipment training
  • The opportunity to gain an understanding of electric vehicles
  • Vehicle and parts knowledge

You must have a:

  • Good work ethic prepared to get hands dirty
  • Level of concern for own health safety and that of others
  • Drive to work in a practical automotive environment
  • Passion about vehicles and parts
  • Team player attitude
  • Respect for others
  • Positive attitude

The application criteria

All apprentices must have Level one in English and Maths (equivalent to GSCE grade D-G or 1-3). If apprentices do not have this qualification, additional time will be required to bring them to this level.

How to apply?

For those interested in the scheme, please email with your CV along with a statement on why you would like to work at SYNETIQ.