The Recycling Lives Terry Jackson Academy

Named after Terry Jackson, our founder, the site where Recycling Lives first developed and grew from, is now a site dedicated to employees and future employees - a truly dedicated Training Academy.

The Academy, the first of its kind in the recycling industry, is a dedicated space for internal employee training and development, also supporting offender rehabilitation through the Recycling Lives social enterprise.

Staff training includes management development, specific vocational and life-skill based courses, with sustainability modules designed to empower attendees to address climate change both in the workplace and at home. Internal core programmes offer development opportunities for senior leadership and managers, employees and 'Rising Stars' identified as potential future leaders. 

It will be used to induct all new employees as well as upskill ex-offenders working with the business as part of the long-standing social impact commitment.

The Academy is about Recycling Lives' commitment to the future.  It's about growing employee talent and fostering pride to be working in recycling, and specifically within Recycling Lives.

why work with us

Jeremy Hartley Managing Director Eric Wright Group The Eric Wright Group has always recognised the importance of supporting the local community and using our business activities to improve people’s lives. Working with Recycling Lives gives us an opportunity to continue to make a real difference and achieve more through working together. Read moreRead less
Martin Chown Supply Chain Director Sellafield Limited We are committed to ensuring our local communities derive maximum economic benefit from the money we spend at Sellafield, by insisting companies that win work with us to invest to support local growth. Recycling Lives has these values at its core and I’m excited by their plans. The contract win also allowed for the creation of a number of jobs in Cumbria as we work to open a new site in the county, creating jobs for yard operatives, drivers and site managers. Read moreRead less
Josh Steiner Social Value & Sustainability Manager Wates Group Recycling Lives has reaped the rewards of strong commercial and social credentials to secure large-scale contracts. The high value and quality nature of the service, alongside its demonstrable social benefits has prompted the organisation’s ongoing success, allowing it to expand its range of services and open in new locations to achieve nationwide coverage Read moreRead less

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