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Reusable Steel Apprentice

Job Reference emr/TP/21099/1926

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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Full Time
£18,000 - £19,000
Working Hours:
EMR Kingsbury
Closing Date:
Job Category:
South - Midlands

Package Description

  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 24 days annual leave plus bank holidays, 25 in 2023,   plus each year you will have the option to buy and sell leave
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Employee Support to include Life Assurance and critical illness pay
  • 24/7 Colleague Assistance Programme and Financial Wellbeing Support – access to affordable loans, savings accounts, advanced earned pay, and financial education via salary finance

About our opportunity:

Are you looking for a sustainable career? Where no two days are the same? Whilst working for an ethical employer who truly makes a difference to our planet?

Not only does this role offer a rewarding career, it also has a clear path for progression and career development- which means a bright future awaits.

By playing a key part in our bold commitment to transform our business into a provider of net zero carbon sustainable materials by 2040. Truly you will be making the world a better place to live for the next generation.

As we finished 2021 on a high as a business, we are moving into a period of growth and expansion. This is exactly what this role is about.

As a key part of the team, you will be responsible for contributing to the efficient production and safety of our Reusable Steel activities. You will play an active role in the management of steel materials from initial receipt, testing, processing through to eventual dispatch.  

As a development role, you will work closely with the Reusable Steel Operatives and Team Leader to work through apprenticeship study and learn all aspects of the role. This apprenticeship is aligned with the Lean Manufacturing Operative Level 2 apprenticeship – material handler pathway. 

What you will be doing:

  • Receipt, unloading, processing, stocking, retrieval and dispatch of steel sections using mobile plant such as combi-lift, Fork Lift Truck and/or side-loader 

  • Assessment of quality to ensure that the reusable steel materials are suitable for use 

  • Ensuring that material value is preserved through careful handling to avoid damage 

  • Marking of materials to ensure traceability and to manage stocks 

  • Where instructed and required the removal of fabricated steel sections through hand tools and/or hot cutting equipment 

  • The reduction in length of sections by cutting and preparing to be sent for shot-blasting 

  • The taking of samples from steel sections using hand tools  

  • Assisting customers and colleagues  

  • Unloading and loading customer vehicles with steel sections 

  • Safely operating and be willing to learn the operation of various items of plant and machinery  

  • Conducting regular checks on machinery and work areas to include the reporting of any problems. 

  • Ensuring strict adherence to the company Health & Safety and environmental policies 

  • Materials are managed safely, efficiently and on-time to increase the value of the activities 

  • Ability to be responsive and flexible in switching activities  

  • Active support colleagues in the development and maintenance of a professional and highly productive environment  

  • Maintain a highly ordered process from receipt to final dispatch  

  • Resilient and able to work in outdoor environments 

  • Good team player and enjoys working with others 

  • Capable of working on their own and self-motivated 

  • Organised with attention to detail 

  • Possesses a “can do” attitude and thrives on positive results  

About you:

  • Forklift truck (FLT) and/or side loader FLT training will be provided 

  • Hand tools and/or hot cutting equipment training will be provided  

  • Use of and familiar with handheld tablets would be preferred  

  • Ability to enter accurate data into spreadsheets  

  • GCSEs at Level 1 or above required 

Who we are?

European Metal Recycling is a global leader in sustainable materials with physical operations in the UK, USA, Germany and the Netherlands. Our core business is the recycling of metal and plastics from a range of public, commercial and industrial waste streams. Our recycling activities generate around 10 million tonnes of sustainable materials every year, saving over 10 million tonnes of CO2.

Our mission is to have great people serving our customers with dependable recycling solutions. EMR is still privately owned, with family values at its core. It’s a place where we care about our people, our customers, our workplace and our communities. We offer diverse and exciting career opportunities where individuals can make a difference and are recognised and rewarded for their hard work.

Find out more about us at  

It goes without saying that you will need the correct licences or certificates for a variety of our roles.

However, at EMR we value the way we do things as much as the delivery. We call our expectations our Behaviours. They align with our Values of We Care and We Do, and they apply across all levels and roles in the business.

​We Care

- Integrity – you are Respectful and Honest

- Trust – you are Collaborative and Authentic

We Do

- Accountable – you are Determined and Responsible

- Innovative – you have a Growth Mind-set and you are Progressive

If we all carry out our roles in line with these Behaviours, we will achieve success as One Team. If you embody our Behaviours, we want to hear from you!

DBS Check is required for this role.