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Apprentice Operational Chemist

Tiro Training Ltd
Kings Cliffe, Peterborough
£22,000 per year
Closing date
20 Dec 2023

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Energy & Utilities
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Advanced
Start Date
18-24 months

Job Details

As an Apprentice Operational Chemist, you'll contribute to a very hands-on waste acceptance operation - this is not a role for the faint of heart! You'll administratively and physically control inbound material, outbound transfer, and any quarantined material - this may even include low level radioactive materials! (Full safety training will be provided by Augean, of course.)

You'll partake in the investigation of non-conforming waste streams, and help to facilitate the site's general operational and sampling requirements. You'll have the opportunity work alongside industry experts including Waste Management, Plant Operators, and other Chemists, to name a few. No two days will be the same, as you hop between the office and landfill site, ensuring the smooth operation of the site from both sides! 

  • Assist with the daily/weekly running of the operational areas, adapting to the emergent-nature of the Soil Treatment Pad; use of task management skills should ensure KPIs are still met.  
  • Maintain an accurate stocksheet that effectively tracks all waste entering and leaving the Soil Treatment Pad. 
  • Use Augean’s waste tracking software to provide load details and weights of internal movements: data entry. 
  • Undertake regular sampling of site’s stock as well as compliance sampling.  

Working for Augean
Augean are the sector leader in modernising hazardous waste management practice, providing sustainable waste management solutions. The business conducts various testing & monitoring of waste/hazardous materials. Technicians analyse samples, testing levels of, for example, soil and other substances.

The Package
At Tiro, we make great things happen for people. And that starts with you. In this role you’ll receive:

  • Starting salary of £22,000/year
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Workings hours are 40 hours per week 
  • Company pension scheme
  • Regular training and CPD opportunities


Tiro is a leading training provider for science and technology apprenticeships.

We’ve been helping hungry apprentices to join ambitious businesses since 2005.

At Tiro, we really believe that great apprenticeships help everyone. An apprentice can re-energise their employer’s business by injecting new blood. That’s why we only work with the very best candidates.

We’re picky about the employers we’ll work with too. They have to be prepared to nurture every apprentice. That way, everyone benefits.


How does it work?

As an apprentice, you’ll work for an employer while pursuing a nationally recognised learning programme.

You’ll spend most of your working time learning the ropes in a hands-on role, with the help of colleagues and mentors. You’ll also spend a fifth of your time focused on the formal learning elements.

By the end of the programme, you’ll have developed the knowledge, skills, and behaviours you’ll need in your chosen field.

Who will support me?

Your expert Tiro tutor will lead you through the learning programme, which combines academic, practical, and technical training. This integrated learning allows you to put theory into practice, both on and off the job.

You’ll have a combination of live online training, progress reviews every ten weeks, and additional regular catch-ups. Face-to-face meetings are usually held at your workplace, with video calls in between.

Your ‘on the job’ training will be overseen by a mentor, who will make sure you are supported and developed at work.

How long will I be an apprentice?

Your apprenticeship will last between one and four years, depending on the programme.

As with most jobs, this will be subject to a probationary period where you’ll need to meet certain standards of performance, professionalism, and punctuality.

Some apprentices go on to a higher-level apprenticeship programme once they’ve qualified, so you could potentially be an apprentice for several years.

Interested in finding out more? Head over to our career page

Take your next step today!


Company info
01273 776779
Suite 14D
Faraday Wharf
Holt Street
East Midlands
B7 4BB
United Kingdom

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