Applications now open to join SYNETIQ’s new apprenticeship scheme

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 apprenticeships@synetiq.co.uk with your CV along with a statement on why you would like to work at SYNETIQ.