Trainee Chemist - Diploma/Degree Qualification

  • Veolia
  • Various Locations

Veolia's apprenticeship scheme puts you at the forefront of Ecological Transformation, contributing towards their purpose of protecting the planet’s natural resources, while supporting the communities they work in. They know that everyone at Veolia can help work alongside communities, look after the environment in small and big ways, and contribute towards their inclusive culture.

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
    £23,000 p/a
  • Hours
    40.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    4 years

  • Location
    Various Locations
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Environmental Sciences
  • Opportunity Type
  • Employer

Various Locations
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Salary: £23,000.00 per annum plus Veolia benefits

Locations: Southampton, Sheffield, Bedford, and Preston.

Programme Duration: 4 years

This is a fantastic opportunity for any 6th-form student who would like to achieve a recognised Diploma in Higher Education / Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry while also gaining hands-on experience and earning money.

What Veolia can offer you:

- Higher National Diploma Course fully funded by Veolia

- 25 days of annual leave

- Ongoing training and development opportunities, allowing you to reach your full potential

- Access to company pension scheme

- Discounts on everything from groceries to well-known retailers

- One paid days leave every year to volunteer and support your community

- Access to a range of resources to support your physical, mental and financial health; so you can lean on them whenever you need to

- 24-hour access to a virtual GP, 365 days a year, for you and family members in your household

What you'll be doing:

- Based in Veolia's Marchwood, Stewartby, Preston, or Norwood location.

- Work for the senior chemist in the hazardous waste transfer station.

- Analyse incoming material to the site for compliance against agreed waste specifications.

- Allocate recycling and disposal routes for incoming material, ensuring all legal requirements for environmental protection are complied with.

- Help to ensure the site and plant operates in a safe and compliant manner.

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What Veolia are looking for:

- Willingness to travel with occasional short stays away from home

- Strong communication and interpersonal skills

- Excellent time management and organisational skills

- Ability to work as part of a team

- Willingness to learn

What Veolia are looking for:

- A minimum of A-Level in Chemistry or equivalent.

The successful candidate will embark on a four-year Higher National Diploma course with Open University which will be fully funded by Veolia. This will include a weekly day release to study, a week in the Summer to attend the Open University Campus and the full support and resources required to successfully complete this qualification.

Full internal training will also be provided in various aspects of site operations, including health and safety, environmental protection and waste regulations.

With many of Veolia's colleagues starting as trainees, you’ll receive full support and guidance from everyone throughout.

By the end of your traineeship, you’ll have received industry-standard training and attained qualifications that will enable you to progress and reach your full potential. Anyone who has a further interest in education will also be given an opportunity to go on and achieve a Bachelor's Degree.

This vacancy offers roles in various locations. Including Marchwood, Stewartby, Preston, and Norwood.

Please note that if a high number of applications come in for this vacancy, they may close early. We recommend submitting your application as soon as possible.

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