Degree Level Chemist Apprentice – Level 6

Veolia UK

Apprenticeship summary

Veolia is looking for a Chemist (Degree Level Apprenticeship) to join our team in Ellesmere Port. The successful candidate will support the Commercial team and other departments, respond to customer requests and raising and scheduling work orders, also completing related administrative tasks as required and designated by the team,

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Closing date: May 26, 2024

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Date posted:
April 30, 2024
Possible start date:
August 26, 2024
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Apprenticeship Programme;

During this programme, we’ll help you develop your practical and behavioural skills and support you in gaining the technical and professional knowledge required for you to succeed in your career.

As well as this, you’ll also gain a Degree Level 6 Apprenticeship as a Degree Chemist. 

By the end of your Apprenticeship, you’ll have received industry-standard training and attained qualifications that will enable you to progress and reach your full potential.

What you’ll be doing;

  • Support the Commercial team and other departments by assisting – In the booking process, helping to control the scheduling of bulk and packaged waste, responding to customer requests and raising and scheduling work orders.
  • The Materials Specialists to raise new opportunities/quotations on
  • Salesforce and be familiar with uploading lists of waste profiles into ‘quick loads’
  • The relationships with key customer to ensure the correct flow of paperwork and data and be able to transpose this into the format required to meet permit requirements.
  • Administrative tasks as required and designated by the team.
  • Work closely with the Laboratory to technically assess the suitability of all loads for incineration and approve them accordingly and help coordinate the invoicing of all Lab Analysis charges where appropriate
  • Build relationships with colleagues in the wider Hazardous Waste business to gain their trust and respect
  • Work closely with site operational staff to understand the constraints and react to ensure the needs of the business are maintained
  • Develop knowledge of Radioactive waste assessment to ensure corporate systems are updated to provide legally compliant documentation
  • Identify the risks associated with handling different types of hazardous wastes and the processes from which they evolve
  • Raise and Report any near misses or safety concerns

What we’re looking for:

– A minimum of 3 A levels grade C or above and English, Maths and Science GCSE at grade 4/C or above

What’s next?

Before we can consider your application further, you’ll need to complete a couple of short, gamified assessments. 

Apply today, so we can make a difference for generations to come.

We want to ensure that you feel supported throughout the application process and provide reasonable adjustments where necessary and requested. If you require any reasonable adjustments as part of your application and interview process please do not hesitate to let us know.

  • Degree Level Apprenticeship Standard in Labroatory Scientist 
  • End Point Assessment 
  • Block Release 

Salary: £23,796 per annum plus Veolia benefits

Location: Bridges Rd, Ellesmere Port, CH65 4EQ

Programme Duration: 60 months

*Candidate shortlisting will take place the week commencing 27th May and assessment day will take place between the week commencing 3rd June*

Our Apprenticeship scheme puts you at the forefront of Ecological Transformation, contributing towards our purpose of protecting the planet’s natural resources while supporting the communities we work in.

What we can offer you:

– 25 days of annual leave + Bank Holidays

– Access to our company/people’s pension scheme

– Discounts on everything from groceries to well-known retailers

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

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

A full time position will be offered upon successful completion of the apprenticeship. 


Veolia UK

Veolia is tackling the climate crisis through a comprehensive range of waste, water and energy management services that help build a circular economy and protect the environment for generations to come. We're innovators committed to carbon reduction through energy-efficient solutions, preserving natural resources, protecting biodiversity, combating climate change and raising environmental awareness.


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Apprenticeship standard:

Laboratory scientist (degree) (level 6)