How to become a recycled metals worker
You can get into this job through:
- an apprenticeship
- applying directly
You can start by doing a Metal Recycling Operative Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship.
This takes a minimum of one year to complete.
You'll usually need:
- some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
You do not need any particular qualifications to apply for jobs although GCSEs in English and maths can be useful.
Experience in metal working, operating a forklift truck or crane, or order picking on a production line, may give you an advantage.