Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity


Portlaoise, Republic of Ireland

Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) Driving and Environmental Technician Apprenticeship Programme

At Enva we are committed to Recycling and Resource Recovery; it forms the basis of our business strategy and our values. We recover waste products to provide either a second life, such as the production of energy or, in many cases, full closed-loop recycling solutions. We also provide a complete portfolio of water and waste water services.

Enva are now accepting applications for our Transport Operations and Commercial Driving (Level 6) and Environmental Technician Apprenticeship Programme starting in October 2022.

This is a two-year programme where you work four days per week and attend college online one day per week leading to a Higher Certificate in Transport Operations & Commercial Driving (Level 6), C & CE Licence, Driver CPC qualifications and Environmental Technician qualifications.

What will you study?:

Semester 1

  • Personal Effectiveness and ICT Skills
  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management
  • Principles of Professional Driving
  • Introduction to HGV Technology and CVRT

Semester 2

  • Customer Care
  • Warehousing and Distribution
  • Introduction to Finance

Semester 3

  • Road Freight operations and Route Planning
  • Customs and International Trade
  • Legal Studies for the Transport Industry
  • Health and Safety at Work (Work Related Vehicle Safety)

Semester 4

  • Introduction to Management and Organisation Behaviour
  • Enterprise and Market Development
  • Sustainable Transport Operations and Technologies

In addition to the above formal training in college, Enva will fully support and provide on job training including the below:

  • Manual Handling Training
  • Fire Safety Training
  • Emergency First Aid Training
  • SafePass
  • Forklift Licence
  • Chemical Awareness Training
  • Confined Space Training with full breathing apparatus
  • Working at Heights Training
  • ADR/Hazchem (Dangerous Goods) Training
  • Safe Jetting Training

In conjunction with your mentor and team you will complete the duties and responsibilities below:

  • Use Enva Van’s and HGV’s to travel to customer sites nationwide
  • Operation of all mechanical and electronic equipment that may be deployed by the company in the course of its operations e.g. carry out pumping, flushing, and rinsing of liquids into appropriate containers or use of vacuum tanker to carry out flushing and cleaning of vessels
  • Carry out confined space works and works at heights
  • List, classify, and pack commercial waste, including hazardous waste into appropriate drums and containers
  • Strictly adhere to Health and Safety procedures at all times.

Minimum entry requirements:

  • A grade H7/O6 or above in five Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) subjects
  • A minimum of grade O6 must be obtained in English
  • A minimum of grade O6 or a B2 or above in Foundation level must be obtained in Mathematics. Holders of a QQI Level 5 or Level 6 (or equivalent) in cognate areas (e.g. business, logistics and distribution, supply chain management, etc.) can apply for entry onto the programme
  • Applicants must have a full (clean) ‘B’ Licence and be at least 18 years of age in year 1 of the programme (18 is the minimum age requirement to attain the full C and/or CE licence).

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on 21st and 22nd Sept in our Portlaoise office
Closing date for applications 18th September 2022

No agencies please.