Early Careers

Start your career with passion and purpose at JJ’s Waste & Recycling.

The JJ's Way

Our team is empowered, diverse and inclusive to provide a positive and friendly work environment. The family-owned values are incorporated into the way we do business and extend to our team.

Come and join the team and experience the JJ’s way.

Historically we’ve found that those who’ll really flourish here share our passion for community, and the quiet satisfaction of a job well done.


JJ’s offers an established apprenticeship program that supports the pursuit of a dynamic and rewarding career as a qualified tradesperson with many additional benefits.

  • Above award rates
  • Onsite managers for apprentices who support, review and develop all probationary, school-based and full time apprentices
  • Dedicated training bays/facilities
  • Controlled environment for Log Books/Training Records
  • Attendance bonus scheme
  • All PPE supplied and an annual allowance for safety boots
  • Onsite trainers (Heavy Fabrication/Boilermakers) including associated trades and support staff. Training includes: hand tools, cutting and welding. Training is also conducted in fabrication and manufacturing

Underpinning our commitment and support of apprenticeships is our workplace culture of safety, quality, productivity and communication. All apprentices and staff are completely supported by policies and procedures implemented and driven by management.

The company is currently hosting over 100 apprentices in a variety of careers across our operations.

Roles include:

Heavy Vehicle Mechanic




Spray Painter

Administration Traineeships

For current opportunities.

Driver Development Program

Looking for a career change?

As part of our Driver-Development Program you will develop the essential skills in operating heavy vehicles in a wide manner of roles associated in the waste collection industry and provide the essential customer services.

What’s the Driver Development Program?

The Driver Development Program covers a huge range of skills, knowledge and behaviors about the whole logistics & waste management sector. It’s not just about collecting waste!

Candidates will develop:

  • Full training and ongoing support for you to successfully obtain a heavy rigid truck licence
  • Defensive driving
  • Develop a key understanding of safe heavy vehicle operations
  • Develop the essential skills for a head start in the logistics industry
  • Develop high standards of safety compliance and customer service

What we’re looking for:

  • Candidates that are committed to learning
  • Commit to JJ’s Waste values and be willing to embrace workplace diversity
  • Be dedicated to achieving high standards of safety compliance and customer service
  • Be subject to a pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol testing
  • Be able to provide up to date Driving Records at interview stage

Already have a Licence?

  • Licencing upgrades, from learning Heavy Rigid to the eventual upskill to Multi Combination licencing
  • Licencing upgrades of prescribed waste & dangerous goods.
  • Side arm, rear lift, hook lift or front lift truck experience is preferred (but full training will be provided)

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Leadership Development Program

The Leadership Development Program provides an opportunity to develop core business skills as a JJ’s leader of the future. This pathway is designed to provide the opportunity for applicants with relevant on the job experience, to learn the many aspects of operation of a large waste management/transport logistics company.

This is a full-time structured program developing core business skills in all aspects of the business including fleet management, operations, sales, driver/plant operator functions, workshop, administration and systems management.

The Program aims to ensure that you have the necessary skills and competencies to become a future leader within operations throughout Australia and New Zealand.

For current opportunities.