WAMITAB to be integrated with CIWM

WAMITAB, a leading provider of skills and training organisation for the waste management industry is to integrate its operations with the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) it was announced today (22 July).

The Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board (WAMITAB) offers a wide variety of qualifications, with course areas ranging from Waste and Resources Management to Facilities Management, Cleaning and Parking, as well as apprenticeships in waste management and environmental services.

The step is part of CIWM’s strategy to develop its member services, which will provide additional revenue and financial resilience.

Prior to the announcement, both organisations jointly operated the industry competence scheme, which includes Primary Competence and Continuing Competence — and in the initial stage of integration, WAMITAB will continue to operate with its own governance structure but start streamlining and sharing resources with CIWM.

President of CIWM, Trevor Nicoll, said: “Skills and professional competence are more important than ever right across the UK economy. Resources and waste management skills will be critical as the sector gears up to support a ‘green recovery’ from COVID-19 in the short term and plays its full role in supporting the UK’s net-zero ambitions in the longer term.
“We want to ensure that CIWM is positioned to deliver a high-quality education, training and qualifications portfolio tailored to the needs of the sector now and in the future.”

Dan Cooke, Pennon Group’s Head of Sustainability, will take over as Chair of WAMITAB, replacing outgoing Chair Rob Little.