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Sustainability Apprentice

LDN Apprenticeships
London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Banking & Financial Services
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Advanced
Start Date
18-24 months
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Sustainability Apprentice at London Metal Exchange



London Metal Exchange are currently looking for a Sustainability Apprentice to join their team in London!

The Sustainability Apprentice role sits within the CEO Office, in the Chief of Staff team. The Chief of Staff team plays a central role within the CEO office and the wider organisation, providing comprehensive support to the CEO across all company activities, projects and external relationships.

It is also responsible for the LME’s sustainability activities. The LME has established itself as a market leader in setting sustainability standards and expectations for the metals traded on the Exchange – and takes very seriously the opportunity to introduce genuine change within the metals industry.


Key Responsibilities

Working alongside the VP – Sustainability and the broader team to:

Responsible sourcing:

  • Support LME-listed brand producers of nine metal categories to understand and achieve compliance with the LME’s responsible sourcing rules
  • Work with brands on achieving environmental and health & safety management system certifications
  • Input, track and follow up on producer progress using LME Salesforce
  • Review and compare qualifications of potential partners with the LME, including standards, auditors, and alignment assessors
  • Monitor progress of two international development projects (funded through an LME charitable donation) focussed on reducing child labour at mine sites, and support LME’s reporting on them

Broader sustainability

  • Engage with producers of LME-listed brands and external stakeholders (e.g. Audi, Ford and Apple) on the LME’s efforts to introduce greater Environmental, Social, Governance (“ESG”)-related transparency by encouraging disclosures on LMEpassport
  • Work with world-renowned providers of third party independent ESG/CSR standards and certifications on providing tools for producers, and listing their standards on LMEpassport
  • Ensure sustainability data is accurate and assist with timely uploads of new disclosures, and new certifications to LMEpassport
  • Identify and analyse future opportunities/developments to inform the next steps of the LME’s strategy

LME net zero

  • Assist the VP – Sustainability with the development and implementation of LME net-zero plan
  • Help create and deliver internal sustainability training, developing presentation skills
  • Provide guidance and information to staff on the LME’s carbon reduction plan
  • Support the sustainability team in collecting more accurate and detailed staff-related emissions data (e.g. staff commuting)
  • Analyse data, suggesting ideas for development of LME’s path to net-zero
  • Provide accurate reporting and track progress over time
  • Support LME’s work to join and remain compliant with TCFD reporting

Written communications/reporting

  • Support delivery of – including written content – LME’s regular sustainability newsletter
  • Provide website and intranet content to ensure LME sustainability pages remain up to date and accurate
  • Provide information to LME Marketing and Corporate Communications teams to allow full support of sustainability initiatives (e.g. social media posts)
  • Provide accurate reporting on LME initiatives to HKEX Group


  • Attend external meetings and conferences when and where necessary
  • Provide research support to the wider team on sustainability issues
  • Follow and support policies, procedures, initiatives, and work instructions related to sustainability improvement and environmental compliance
  • Perform any other duties commensurate with the job as reasonably required
  • Excel in all apprenticeship scheme requirements and exams


Entry Requirements

You’ll need to attend an online Zoom screening interview with our Talent Team (don’t worry, we’re a friendly bunch!) and pass initial assessments in Maths and English.


Skills Required

  • Highly organised and capable of multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to network and build relationships with stakeholders
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to input, analyse and present data/presentations in an informative and engaging manner
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and meet tight deadlines
  • Team player
  • Excellent attention to detail


At LDN Apprenticeships, we believe that young people are remarkable and that they have the potential to help businesses achieve remarkable things.

We’re here to help you start a career you will love. From our awesome Career Kickstarter events, to our brilliant digital apprenticeship programmes and our community of hundreds of ambitious apprentices – everything we do is designed to help you succeed.

9 out of 10 of our apprentices end up in full-time work or going to university once they’ve completed their apprenticeship. Many receive great pay rises during and after their apprenticeship and all take a huge step towards a brighter future and a brilliant, fulfilling career.

We believe that hiring young people based on a CV is wrong. Instead, we focus on helping people to harness their #EEWAP, and we structure our recruitment process around face to face interactions and a personal touch. We are passionate about breaking the norm and challenging how organisations recruit their future champions.

So what does #EEWAP mean?

E – Energy

E – Enthusiasm

W – Willingness to Learn

A – Ability to take Feedback

P – Propensity to take Action

If you think you’ve got #EEWAP, we think you’d make the perfect LDN Apprentice!

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