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Apprentice Warehouse Operative

Welsh Government
Forward Waste Management Forward House East Moors Road Cardiff CF24 5EE
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Closing date
24 Oct 2021

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
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About the apprenticeship


Receipt of waste materials in readiness for sorting
Segregation and sorting of plastic film and cardboard prior to baling
Storage of waste materials in line with storage for waste specifications
Completing paperwork on receipt and despatch of materials
General housekeeping of the warehouse and yard
Loading and unloading lorries using plant machinery (forklift / telehandler)

Additional information

Working within our busy warehouse and waste transfer station the main duties of the role will involve, segregating and sorting various waste streams such as cardboard and plastic in readiness for baling and storage stacking for onward despatch.



This is a physically demanding, hands on role, the ideal candidate will be a good team player to support the team in sorting and segregating waste materials in a timely manner, therefore reliability and flexibility is essential. In addition, the ideal candidate will:
Have a can-do attitude
Be able to work unsupervised and to successfully complete tasks within tight deadlines
Good communication skills
Enjoy working in a fast moving, busy environment
Flexibility with working hours




Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Warehousing and Storage Level 2

About the employer

Forward Waste Management Forward House
East Moors Road
CF24 5EE

Disability confident

Yes, we are part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

On site interviews, to include a tour of the warehouse and transfer station environment


Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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