New Government Apprenticeship Standards require companies with a wage bill of £3 million or more to pay an Apprenticeship Levy to be spent on apprenticeship training.  A Trailblazer is made up of a group of employers who work together to design new apprenticeship standards for roles and positions within their industry. The Metal Recycling General Operative Trailblazer comprises the following companies:

  • ELG Haniel

  • EMR

  • Mellor Metals

  • Metal and Waste

  • Network 2 Supplies

  • One Stop Recycling

  • Recycled Products

  • Recycling Lives

  • S Norton

  • S Sacker (Claydon) Ltd

  • Sims Metal Management

  • T.R. Rogers & Sons

  • Ward Recycling

Companies that don't pay the levy can still benefit. Non-levy payers that employ fewer than 50 people will have to contribute 10% with the other 90% coming from Government. Employees of any age can become apprentices and be funded in the same way.