Job Type: Apprenticeship
What you need to know: Full Time
This is a 2 year fixed-term post. The successful candidate will be a resident of West Lothian and aged between 16-19 years old.
West Lothian Council’s Waste and Recycling Service is seeking to recruit a Waste Data Technician through the Modern Apprenticeship route. Enthusiastic and committed, you will be a team player who is eager to learn and take on new challenges. You will be required to demonstrate a record of good educational achievement, particularly numeracy and IT skills, a commitment to achieving goals and objectives and the capacity to gain competence in all elements of the job description. Educated to National 5 or equivalent, i.e. GCSE’s or equivalent qualification from other countries, in English and Maths plus one other relevant subject (ICT or Computing qualification).
The Data, Performance and Compliance team (DPC) is responsible for all statutory waste data, waste management compliance, vehicle routing, weighbridge management, performance reporting, and householder enquiries relating to service provision.
You will provide support to the DPC team in meeting its core responsibilities. In doing so you will be expected to work with complex Excel spreadsheets and to communicate with members of the public and other stakeholders.
You will be given time at work to progress through your work-based qualification, which will be the SVQ level 3 in Business Administration; a level of input and studying in your own time will be required.
In addition, you will receive training in the administration of all aspects of waste data including: undertake data collation, input, manipulation, analysis and reporting and be given the opportunity to learn about the waste industry whilst assisting in projects relating to waste management and administrative tasks within Waste and Recycling Services
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