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Driver / Operator Academy

Looking for a seamless transition into a new career? Join the WM New Zealand Driver/Operator Academy to earn a good wage while you learn about the waste industry and how to operate state-of-the-art trucks. 

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Apply now to join our WM New Zealand Driver / Operator Academy Programme!

Embark on a learning journey as part of our operations team after completing our Academy Programme and securing necessary licenses. Transition into a full-time Driver Operator role.

Opportunities abound to advance your career, from obtaining truck licenses to exploring specialised waste collection. Earn industry-recognized qualifications, contributing to a sustainable Aotearoa. 

There will be many opportunities to grow your career with us.  You can gain your Class 4 and 5 truck licenses, or maybe Wheels/Tracks/Rollers (WTR) or move across to our specialised waste collection (hazardous, medical, and dangerous goods).

Our inclusive learning programs exceed standards, providing essential education for your career at WM New Zealand. Gain insights into truck stability, master the Lytx In-Cab Camera System, manage operations logbooks, and enhance your reversing skills with our comprehensive courses.

What will I be learning?

​​​​​​​Offering inclusive learning programs and quality training, we aim to exceed the minimum standards and give you the right education to start or develop your career with WM New Zealand. 

Understand factors leading to truck rollovers and driving tips for risk reduction.

Lytx In-Cab Camera System

Lytx In-Cab Camera System

Customizable training focusing on system optimization or driver coaching.

Analyze data and coach drivers on logbook completion.

Best practices for reversing heavy vehicles.

Meet some of our drivers

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Let's get you on the road!


Whether you're a school leaver interested in crafting a new skill, a graduate looking for industry experience, or a professional craving a complete career u-turn, we would love to hear from you. 

Send us an Expression of Interest message below and someone from our People and Culture team will reach out. 

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