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SYNETIQ drives industry-first apprenticeship scheme

A ‘first of its kind’ motor-recycling apprenticeship scheme has been launched by leading integrated vehicle salvage, dismantling and recycling business SYNETIQ.  

Opening its doors to new career opportunities in the vehicle recycling industry, SYNETIQ’s Metal Recycling Operative 12-month apprenticeship scheme starts in September with the business offering successful apprentices a job once qualified.  

Apprentices will take part in a mixture of on and off-the-job learning and will be equipped with their own PPE and tools. Normally dismantlers have to have their own tools. Practical training includes assessing over 800 cars a week in SYNETIQ’s ‘Landing Pad’ where apprentices will learn to identify salvageable parts for reuse – also known as green parts. In addition, apprentices will experience the depollution process, learn engine prepping techniques and how to safely dismantle vehicles.  

Apprentices will gain employability skills such as, health and safety awareness, manual handling, plant equipment training, the opportunity to gain an understanding of electric vehicles and environmental practises to coincide with the company’s sustainability strategy, ‘Our Road to Tomorrow.’ 

SYNETIQ employs over 450 people nationwide and has made a business commitment to bring fresh employment opportunities to different areas of the UK.   

Natalie Buckley, Head of HR for SYNETIQ said: “We’re so proud to launch the industry’s first Metal Recycling Operative Apprenticeship scheme, bringing new employment opportunities to the area.  

“Apprentices are the future of our business and their role in identifying green parts plays an important part in implementing our sustainability roadmap and making it a success.”   

SYNETIQ’s commitment to apprenticeships is extended to current employees with the company investing to upskill colleagues through a series of new opportunities all the way up to Masters level.  

Natalie continued: “We are committed to the learning and investment of our team and are really excited about some of the upcoming programmes not only for our younger colleagues but also in developing our managers and furthering their leadership skills.” 

Supporting and helping to create apprenticeship opportunities is nothing new to SYNETIQ. The company has been a bronze partner of AutoRaise for two years, a charity working?to reduce the skills shortage in the auto repair industry. They also recently delivered green parts training for apprentices who work for GEMINI ARC, developing their knowledge of the benefits of green parts in collision repairs.  

For those interested in the scheme, please email with your CV along with a statement on why you would like to work at SYNETIQ.  


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