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Cadet Programme

Calling all school leavers. Want to earn a good wage, while learning about the waste industry and how to drive our state-of-the-art trucks? Apply now to join our Waste Management Cadet Programme.

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Drive Your Career Forward with our Cadet Programme

You’ll learn on the job as part of our operations team, and once you’ve finished the Cadet Programme and gained your Class 2 truck license, you’ll be offered a full-time Class 2 Driver Operator role within our business. 

And there are many opportunities to grow your career. For example, you can gain your Class 4 and 5 truck licenses, learn how to operate landfill machinery, or move across to specialised waste collection (hazardous, medical, and dangerous goods).

Achieve industry-recognised qualifications while building your career and creating a more sustainable Aotearoa. Earn while you learn! Keen to know more? Express your interest in the form below.

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Meet some of our drivers

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Dianne - Sideloader Driver

Introducing Dianne, a skilled sideload driver at Waste Management with a wealth of experience in the driving industry, previously navigating buses.

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The Success of the Driver Academy

When Amy Smith first joined the Waste Management team, she started as a gardener/labourer at our Rotorua site. Recognising her untapped potential, management encouraged Amy to upskill.

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Reno - Sideloader Driver

Meet Reno, a dedicated individual committed to transforming the streets and ensuring a cleaner, better community.  

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