Graduate Waste Assistant

Job Ref: J30569
Sector: Science
Sub-sectors: Food & FMCG, Chemicals
Job Type: Permanent
Date Added: 12 February 2019
  • West Yorkshire, England, UK West Yorkshire West Yorkshire UK WF5 5AX
  • £19,000 per Annum
  • Jenni Bates
  • 0161 868 2218

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Graduate Waste Assistant required, based in West Yorkshire. Suitable for a Chemistry or Environmental Science graduate.

Title: Graduate Waste Assistant

Location: West Yorkshire

Salary: £19,000

SRG is working exclusively with a leading company who specialise in the manufacture and distribution of biocidal products. As part of their offering, this company run a specialised waste disposal service for their customers and are now looking for a Graduate Waste Assistant to support the team. You will be involved in receiving and sorting used packaging and hazardous waste and developing a strong knowledge in chemical regulatory affairs. The role is entry level and would ideally be suited to a recent Chemistry or Environmental Science graduate.

Benefits: Full training give with genuine skills development and an open door culture. Working hours 8.30am - 5.15pm, Monday to Friday. Workplace pension for first 12 months, enhanced scheme after first year. Company bonus paid out annually.

Role / Description

  • Receiving waste and used packaging from customers and accurately completing necessary paperwork and records
  • Safely sorting waste on arrival, to be packed accordingly
  • Advising customers on waste minimisation and appropriate packaging for waste disposal
  • Assisting the Regulatory Affairs Chemist with product regulations, building and maintaining an understanding of Biocidal Product Regulations, REACH and hazardous waste regulations
  • Collecting and recording data associated with Quality and Environmental Management Systems (ISO 9001 and 14001).


  • Degree in Chemistry or Environmental Science
  • Experience of handling hazardous chemicals and knowledge of COSHH
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Able to manage time and prioritise accordingly
  • Self-motivated attitude and a willingness to learn

This role would be an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate looking to start their career in a leading chemical company. Full training and opportunities for development will be given.

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively please email a copy of your CV to emma.white For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Emma on 0161 868 2222

If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you, please feel free to get in touch or visit to view our other vacancies.

Keywords: chemistry, graduate, environmental science, hazardous chemicals, COSHH, regulations, regulatory, waste, ISO

SRG is the UK's number one recruitment company specialising in the scientific, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, energy & renewables, biotech, chemical and medical device sectors.

As scientists ourselves, our specialist sector knowledge and our passion are second to none. It's this combination that makes us different. We're committed to providing outstanding temporary, contract and permanent career opportunities of all levels for our candidates and a comprehensive range of expert strategic recruitment services for our clients.

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. SRG is a trading name of Science Recruitment Group Ltd an Employment Business/Agency.

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