Recycling Lives is pleased to welcome recent UCLan graduate Tom Gravestock as the company’s new Waste Management Operations Administrator.
Tom joined the Waste Department at Recycling Lives at the beginning of this week after achieving an impressive 2:1 in a BSc Environmental Hazards: Science, Policy and Management. During his time at University, Tom worked part-time for GS Facilities Management – it was this period of employment that piqued Tom’s interest in a career in Waste Management.
While working at GS Facilities Management, Tom was the driving force behind the company winning a Lancashire Business Environment Award; the company was more than happy to recommend him to Recycling Lives director Danny Jackson for a position at Recycling Lives’ Waste Management Department.
Thomas was also offered a position at recycling and waste management giant Veolia; however, the position would have involved extensive travel – not ideal for Tom who lives with his girlfriend and one-month-old daughter Lyra in Lostock. Additionally, Tom – who turns 28 this weekend – is considering returning to UCLan to complete a Masters in Waste Management; Recycling Lives is ideally placed at the heart of the North West.
Tom commented on his new role at Recycling Lives, saying:
“I’m really looking forward to putting into practice all the theoretical knowledge I gained during my three years at Uni. The Waste Department Manager, Ian Drury, has been a great help so far and the other lads in the department seem great.”
Ian Drury Recycling Lives Waste Department Manager commented:
“Tom has joined the Waste Department’s office team with a great attitude. He’s enthusiastic and keen to add to his knowledge of waste management on a different level, one that will complement his degree in environmental hazards. I am looking forward to passing my knowledge on.”
When he’s not at work, Liverpool fan Tom enjoys a variety of sport activities including football, cycling, climbing and swimming, as well as spending time with his family and friends. We wish him all the best as he takes these first steps in his new career – and a very happy birthday!