Overview of the role:

Hours and location:  50 hours per week, 6am – 5pm however must be very flexible.

The role will be based at Immingham Docks.

WARD have an exciting opportunity for an aspiring 360 Material Handler Operator. The successful candidate will join us in a Site Operative role, working within a busy metal recycling team whilst gaining the skills and knowledge required to operate a 360 Material Handler. Training on the 360 Material Handler will be completed in-house and take place for at least 2 months. Once you are fully trained we sponsor you to gain the nationally recognised NPORS Accreditation.

Whilst training to become an operator, you will be required to carry out general Site Operative duties including site clearance and cleaning, assisting with maintenance, and other manual duties as requested by the Site Manager. The role involves working outdoors, all year round.

The ideal trainee must be flexible as shifts may include nights and weekends depending on vessel schedules. You will have the opportunity to undertake paid training outside of normal hours to further your skills and knowledge operating the 360 Material Handler. Upon gaining your NPORS accreditation and undertaking the role of 360 Material Handler, you will receive a salary uplift.

Skills and Knowledge Required:

No previous experience in a similar role is required however the ideal candidate will be willing to learn new skills and persevere.

What is in it for you?

We offer a diverse role with the opportunity to develop your skills and experience, the ability to work on your own initiative and be part of a busy team. You will also gain a nationwide recognised NPORS Accreditation upon completion of your training.

The rate of pay will begin at £10 per hour and rise to £12 per hour upon gaining your NPORS accreditation.


  • Access to Re-WARD Benefits Platform – Leisure, shopping, retail and holiday discounts, discounted gym membership, and lots more!
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Continuous training and development opportunities
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Company Pension and life assurance

About us:

Today Ward Recycling has an annual turnover in excess of £160m, employs over 380 people and operates a fleet of over 120 vehicles. The company is now managed by third and fourth generation family members who continue their commitment to developing waste management and recycling techniques, saving their customers money and helping them to meet and exceed their recycling targets. As a modern business, Ward are aiming to be a positive force in the world. We believe that if we treat our customers, partners, staff and neighbours with respect and dignity, we will succeed in both our business and sustainability goals. As a waste management and resource recycling specialist, the environment is close to our hearts.

We are committed to delivering market-leading performance on key environmental issues in our business, with our customers, our supply chain, and our end consumers.

Do you want to be part of a fast-growing company with a sense of purpose, committed to developing waste management and recycling techniques with an environmental conscience?

Please send your CV along with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to Katie Brown, HR Manager: careers@ward.com

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