20 new jobs up for grabs at energy recovery plant near Leighton Buzzard

Covanta will convert rubbish into electricity at Stewartby to power over 100,000 homes and businesses

Monday, 25th January 2021, 8:15 am
Updated Monday, 25th January 2021, 8:20 am
Ian Judd, facility manager at Covanta’s Rookery South plant

More than 20 new jobs are being created at an energy recovery facility near Milton Keynes.

Covanta is seeking to fill a range of positions at its Rookery South plant at Stewartby.

The company particularly requires electrical and mechanical technicians along with plant operators.

Covanta is said to be a world leader in recovering energy from waste that might otherwise go to landfill.

When fully operational the Stewartby plant, close to the M1 and A1, will process 545,000 tonnes of non-recyclable rubbish each year - generating enough electricity to power 112,500 homes and businesses.

The latest recruitment drive is part of Covanta’s three year build phase that has already created hundreds of jobs and supply chain opportunities. The site should be fully operational next year.

Facility manager Ian Judd said: “This is an exciting time as we start to grow the Rookery South’s operations and maintenance team.

“Our culture is one of inclusion, purpose and teamwork, inspiring our

dedicated professionals to create a world where no waste is ever wasted.”

To find out more or apply for the jobs visit www.rookerysouth.co.uk