Nico joined us on a work placement in March 2016, after spending seven months out of work. After impressing during the four-week placement, when he got the chance to try a wide range of roles in the warehouse, he was offered a full-time job at the Recycling Park.
Why work for
Recycling Lives is a socially responsible waste management business, employing more than 300 people across the UK. We provide a wide range of skilled and entry-level jobs in Administration, Customer Service, IT, Marketing, Welding and Fabrication, Plant Maintenance and Mechanics, Human Resources, Accounts and Recycling Operations.
- Support to achieve your career goals
Offering training delivered by our in-house team, progression opportunities, and the chance to gain new qualifications, all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential.
- An inclusive environment
We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. Our aim is to create a workforce that is representative of the communities from which it is drawn.
- The chance to help others
All the jobs that we provide support and sustain our Residential Charity and HMP Academies, which work collaboratively to create employment by providing work and training opportunities to residents and offenders. Our goal is to help marginalised individuals reintegrate into society with a full-time job so that they can live independent, crime-free lives.
- Employee Rewards
We offer a range of employee rewards, including a health care cash plan and Fairquid credit union savings and loan scheme (after a qualifying period), a subsidised café, staff family events, discounted tickets to tourist attractions and much more.
Recycling Lives is an award-winning employer committed to bringing the best out of our employees.
In 2017, the team behind Recycling Lives’ Food Redistribution Centre was named National Team of the Year for their work providing charitable organisations with food as well as its diversity and the equality of opportunity it offers.
The team provides work placements and volunteer opportunities to people from all walks of life, including homeless people and ex-offenders undergoing Recycling Lives’ Residential Charity programme. Dozens of former volunteers moved into full-time positions with Recycling Lives or its partners following volunteering with the team.
The work we do to create a positive social value on local communities is at the core of Recycling Lives’ ethos as a socially responsible corporate business, and it’s reflected in the work done by all our teams across the business.
Our staff show commitment to this ethos and demonstrate initiative and innovation in finding ways to improve and increase the services we provide. To reflect this work, our business has grown to a national scale within the past couple of years, increasing the reach of our charitable activities and winning three Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in Sustainable Development in 2010, 2014 and 2018.
who we work with
Help others to succeed through your success - support social and environmental enterprise by working for Recycling Lives.
Interested in a career at Recycling Lives? We offer work placements for people of all skill levels and backgrounds.
If you can’t find a vacancy to suit your current career goals, submit a speculative CV here and we will keep your details on file.