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New scheme drives graduate recruitment at Viridor

Viridor has more than quadrupled its graduate intake with the development of a new scheme designed to attract and retain top talent into the waste sector. The company has welcomed nearly 30 graduates across the new Functional Specialist Programme and existing Graduate Management Trainee Scheme, which matches graduates to areas of business growth. Jennie Godfrey,

Viridor wins total waste contract for Hinkley Point C

Viridor will be playing a crucial role in maximising the environmental credentials of one of Europe’s largest construction projects after securing the total waste management contract at Hinkley Point C. The company will be working with EDF Energy and using its expertise to deliver a zero to landfill agreement which emphasises the waste hierarchy and

Viridor landfill ‘time tunnel’ to be explored in Year of Green Action

 A landfill “time tunnel” which explores the history of waste is part of a year-long programme of environmental events planned by Viridor this year. In its 25-Year Environment Plan, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs named 2019 as a Year of Green Action, aimed highlighting the role that people and businesses can play

Viridor's 2018 Sustainability Report.

Viridor releases 2018 Sustainability Report and urges wider industry reporting against UN goals

Viridor has released its 2018 Sustainability Report, drawing on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as its benchmark for defining performance. Dan Cooke, Group Head of Sustainability for Viridor’s parent company, Pennon, said the resources and waste management industry would benefit from wider and consistent reporting against the UN SDGs. He said: “There are currently

The Bicester School pupils with Viridor's Ardley Education Officer Jessica-Baker Pike and teacher mentor Kelly McKaig.

Oxfordshire pupils tap into recycling for Go4SET project

Pupils from The Bicester School tapped into their interest in recycling for a Go4SET project which earned them a People’s Choice Award, will encourage greater use of tap water and refillable bottles and reduce single use plastic at the Oxfordshire school.  In a project which saw the school partnered with one of the UK’s biggest

Ysgol-Y-Wern Primary School with their copies of two books, sponsored by Viridor, which teach children about protecting marine wildlife by keeping plastic out of our oceans.

Children’s books help Viridor and Cardiff City Council share ocean plastic message

Viridor’s Trident Park Energy Recovery Facility and Cardiff City Council are helping pupils at 98 Cardiff primary schools learn more about protecting marine wildlife by keeping plastic out of our oceans. The education team at Trident Park is sponsoring copies of the two books – Duffy’s Lucky Escape and Marli’s Tangled Tale, both written by

Lakeside Energy from Waste facility opened its to doors chemists and budding chemists recently.

Chemists of all ages inspired by Lakeside Energy from Waste facility

The Lakeside Energy from Waste facility and Education Centre – a joint venture between Grundon Waste Management and Viridor – opened its doors to  more than 30 existing and budding chemists, aged from eight to 78! Organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry and Brunel University, the August event was designed to encourage young people to explore

Viridor’s Energy Recovery Facility at Ardley hosts visit by prison officers

Viridor’s Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) at Ardley near Bicester has hosted an educational tour for teaching staff and prison officers, as part of Milton Keynes College’s Offender Learning programme. The initiative, supported by the Teach Too Partnership and awarding body Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board, aims to encourage people from industry to share their

Pupils from Hutchesons' Grammar School in Glasgow, Rhydpenau Primary School in Cardiff and Launton Church of England Primary in Oxfordshire on visits to the Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre, Trident Park Energy Recovery Facility and Ardley ERF.

Viridor uses ‘pester power’ to get recycling moving

England, Scotland and Wales have some ambitious recycling targets over the next few years and, if they are to be achieved, a fairly seismic shift in behaviour and education is crucial.  Viridor, one of the UK’s largest recycling and renewable energy companies, said its research (the 2016 Viridor Recycling Index) revealed that, while the public

Two Apprentices Nominated for Awards at Viridor’s Trident Park

Two outstanding Viridor apprentices working at Cardiff’s Trident Park Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) have been nominated  for Coleg Gwent Apprenticeship Awards by their assessor Steve Siviter. The awards are given in partnership with The Worshipful Livery Company of Wales and Worshipful Company of Haberdashers. Harry Edwards (19) and Thomas Barrett (20) have impressed Viridor’s Control and Instrumentation Engineer (C& I)

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