Developed  by a group comprising metal recyclers large and small, the Metals Recycling General Operative is an apprenticeship that delivers operatives who are able to take on a wide range of roles from ELV depollution to materials classification.  

It is also is the perfect solution for companies looking for a cost-effective way to both recruit new operatives and offer existing staff career-enhancing training. 

Click here to read all about the level 2 Metals Recycling General Operative (MRGO)

Why employ an apprentice?
With an ageing workforce and a lack of willing and capable operatives, taking on an apprentice is a simple solution to plugging that gap. It also enables skilled workers looking to retire to pass on their knowledge.

For SMEs in particular, apprentices are a very cost-effective way to employ and train employees. 

This is because while large companies that pay more than £3m in wages pay an Apprenticeship Levy, smaller companies don't pay the Levy and the Government also funds 95 percent of the cost of your apprenticeship training. 

You may also choose to pay the National Minimum Wage for apprentices which, for those aged 19 or over in their first year is £6.40 per hour and thereafter rises to the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage rate for their age.

Employers who hire an apprentice aged 16 to 18 years old or who is under 25 and has an education, health and care plan will receive an additional $1,000.

For further information, get in touch with [email protected].

If you have any questions, then you can also call the Apprenticeship Service directly on 08000 150600 opt.1 then 2.