CIWM (WAMITAB)

We’re Hiring!

24 Feb 2022

We are looking for an experienced Head of Learning and Development to join our dynamic Professional Services Team. The role will be responsible to the Professional Services Director and have a particular focus on building and maintaining partnerships with sector employers and CIWM suppliers to ensure the efficient and high-quality delivery of the CIWM’s portfolio […]

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Assessors Wanted!

22 Oct 2021

EWS Training are looking to expand their network of freelance Assessors Qualified Assessors and those wishing to train to become an Assessor and put their waste skills to use are all welcome! If you want to join a great friendly team at EWS Training, who strive to ensure candidates receive the best training experience you […]

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Integration plan for CIWM and WAMITAB reaches an important milestone

8 Sep 2021

CIWM is delighted to announce that it has recently received recognition as an Awarding Organisation and End Point Assessment Organisation (England) from the educational regulators in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This development marks an important milestone in the integration of WAMITAB into CIWM, a move that is intended to strengthen the provision of relevant […]

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Update from Natural Resources Wales – 6th May 2021

6 May 2021

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) Regulatory Decision Technical competence – CIWM/WAMITAB Operator Competence Scheme NRW recognise that many elements of maintaining technical competence will have been impacted by the COVID-19 epidemic. NRW have adapted their regulatory approach to acknowledge the issues in the areas of: site attendance gaining Environmental Permitting Operators Certificate (EPOC) continued technical competence […]

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WAMITAB launches gamified training to help overcome learning barriers for resource and waste operatives

28 Apr 2021

In partnership with Academii and supported by Ufi VocTech Trust, WAMITAB have developed two waste site safety games designed to overcome key learning barriers in the resource and waste management sector. The games, launched on World Day for Safety & Health at Work, aim to create a more immersive learning environment which will enable employers […]

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Environment Agency position on Technical Competence extended until 1st July 2021 – 17th March 2021

18 Mar 2021

Complying with Technical Competence schemes during Coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions Operators of permitted waste facilities relying on the CIWM/WAMITAB scheme to demonstrate Technical Competence are required to gain qualifications and pass assessments according to a timeframe set out in the scheme. Classroom-based training and test centres required for some of these have limited availability due to […]

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London Based Funding Opportunity

12 Feb 2021

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has launched a new competitive grant award process – Adult Education: Good Work for All. It is open to all skills providers located in London and the ‘London Fringe’ to apply to deliver adult education and training services to Londoners. This new provision will support the London Recovery Programme […]

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CIWM Group Vacancy – Qualifications and Standards Executives (2 positions available)

5 Jan 2021

CIWM Group, the parent organisation for WAMITAB, are looking for two new members to join an expanding team as Qualifications and Standards Executives. Whilst based in Northampton, staff are currently working from home, and long term home working is negotiable. Further information about the role is available in the detailed job and person specification, click […]

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UPDATE from the Environment Agency – TCM attendance during Coronavirus (Covid-19) Restrictions – 7th December 2020

7 Dec 2020

External briefing on technical competence during the pandemic We understand that many operators will be concerned about how they can satisfy attendance requirements whilst sites are running on reduced staffing levels and staff may well be ill or self-isolating. We will be pragmatic in our approach. There is still a requirement to have a technically […]

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Christmas and New Year

4 Dec 2020

Christmas and New Year Arrangements The WAMITAB telephone line will move to answer service at 12.30 pm on Thursday 24th December 2020 The office and telephone line will re-open at 9.00 am on Monday 4th January 2021. Revision Guide Orders All orders received by 9.00 am on Monday 21st December 2020 will be processed and […]

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Update from Natural Resources Wales – updated 4th January 2021

30 Sep 2020

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) Regulatory Decision Technical competence – CIWM/WAMITAB Operator Competence Scheme NRW recognise that many elements of maintaining technical competence will have been impacted by the COVID-19 epidemic. NRW have adapted their regulatory approach to acknowledge the issues in the areas of: site attendance gaining Environmental Permitting Operators Certificate (EPOC) continued technical competence […]

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LATEST: Technical Competence (England) – 18 September 2020

18 Sep 2020

Complying with technical competence schemes during Coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions Operators of permitted waste facilities relying on the CIWM/WAMITAB scheme to demonstrate Technical Competence are required to gain qualifications and pass assessments according to a timeframe set out in the scheme. Classroom based training and test centres required for some of these have limited availability due […]

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End-Point Assessor for Level 3 SHE Technician Apprenticeship Required

6 Aug 2020

WAMITAB are looking for an End-Point Assessor to work with us on an Associate basis for the Level 3 SHE Technician Apprenticeship. Applicants will need: At least a Level 3 SHE qualification Occupational competence with evidence of CPD A relevant assessment qualification Work is available with a near immediate start following a successful application and […]

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WAMITAB Chief Executive steps down

4 Aug 2020

WAMITAB Chief Executive steps down Following the announcement on 22nd July 2020 regarding the closer integration of WAMITAB into the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), we are announcing that Chris James has stepped down from his role as Chief Executive Officer of WAMITAB. Since 2017, WAMITAB has been part of the CIWM Group. CIWM […]

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Integration plan announced for CIWM and WAMITAB

22 Jul 2020

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) is announcing today (22 July 2020) the integration of WAMITAB, the awarding body for qualifications in the resources and waste sector, cleaning, facilities management and parking, more closely into CIWM. WAMITAB was established (as the Waste Management Industry Training & Advisory Board) in 1989 by CIWM and other […]

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WALES UPDATE – Friday 17th July 2020 – Waste Sites

17 Jul 2020

Some of NRWs Regulatory Decisions (RD) have been extended as outlined below. The storage of Waste at Permitted Waste Sites – will be reviewed on or before 30th September 2020 Technical Competent Manager Attendance and Continued Competence – will be reviewed on or before 30th September 2020 Providing signatures on waste documentation during the Coronavirus […]

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WAMITAB approved as End-Point Assessment Organisation for Healthcare Cleaning Operative apprenticeship

3 Jul 2020

WAMITAB are delighted to announce they have been approved by the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) to offer End-Point Assessment for the new Level 2 Healthcare Cleaning Operative. The Healthcare Cleaning Apprenticeship was approved in February 2020 and has been welcomed by key industry bodies: the Association for Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (AHCP), Cleaning and Support […]

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WAMITAB Office News

26 Jun 2020

The WAMITAB office will be open three days each week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with a reduced number of staff onsite. There will be a limited telephone service on these days, if no reply please leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Email enquiries will continue to be […]

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Latest guidance from the Environment Agency – Continuing Competence – 17 June 2020

17 Jun 2020

The Environment Agency (EA) have provided the following guidance: TCM attendance during COVID-19 restrictions We understand that many operators will be concerned about how they can satisfy attendance requirements whilst sites are running on reduced staffing levels and staff may well be ill or self-isolating. We will be pragmatic in our approach. There is still […]

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UPDATE: Wednesday 17th June 2020 from Natural Resources Wales

17 Jun 2020

This guidance applies to Wales only. Natural Resources Wales (NRW) – Regulatory Decision (RD) guidance on Technical Competent Management is provided below: Continued Technical Competence Pearson VUE test centres are now open but not operating at full capacity due to the requirement to comply with social distancing guidelines. In these circumstances, NRW will not regard […]

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Continuing Competence Test Centres Open from today – 1st June 2020

1 Jun 2020

Some Pearson VUE-owned and operated test centres are available for testing in the UK. England: capacity showing at all active test sites in England during June 2020, however, not all centres are currently open. Candidates are advised to check availability and to book their exams at the earliest opportunity. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland: availability […]

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Opportunity to get involved in the new Healthcare Cleaning Operative Apprenticeship

6 May 2020

WAMITAB are looking for Assessors and Quality Assurers who have experience of cleaning in a healthcare environment to work with us on the new Healthcare Cleaning Operative Apprenticeship, which was approved for delivery in February 2020. The Healthcare Cleaning Operative could be working in any establishment that has to clean to a healthcare standard, such […]

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LATEST UPDATE from Natural Resources Wales – Friday 1st May 2020

1 May 2020

This guidance applies to Wales only. Regulatory Decision (RD) guidance on Technical Competent Management is provided below: Technical Competent Manager attendance during COVID-19 restrictions We understand that many operators will be concerned about how they can satisfy attendance requirements whilst sites are running on reduced staffing levels and staff may well be ill or self-isolating. […]

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Update from Natural Resources Wales

14 Apr 2020

Natural Resources Wales recognise that protecting public health is a priority during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the environmental regulator for Wales, we want to ensure that we regulate all our customers including the waste industry using proportionate and pragmatic measures during this difficult time. We expect operators to make every reasonable effort to maintain compliance […]

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WAMITAB – Easter Bank Holiday

3 Apr 2020

During the Easter Bank Holiday period WAMITAB services will not be available after 5.00 pm on Thursday 9th April 2020; and will resume at 9.00 am on Tuesday 14th April 2020   QuartzWeb The system will be available to users during the Easter Holiday period but we will not be able to offer any user support […]

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Update: 24 March 2020 Technically Competent Managers and Waste Sites

24 Mar 2020

WAMITAB has been in routine contact with the Environment Agency (EA) on issues relating to Technically Competent Managers (TCM) during the current period of COVID-19 restrictions. They have provided a guidance note, which contains generic advice across all waste sectors. It is understood that some operators may be closing sites following the restrictions imposed by the […]

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LATEST UPDATE: COVID-19 (Tuesday 17 March 2020)

17 Mar 2020

As a result of the published guidance from government, we have now taken the decision to reduce operations at WAMITAB HQ to a minimum, with a reduced rota of staff on site daily to ensure we can maintain a reduced service as well as appropriate social distancing for the health and safety of our team. […]

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UPDATE: Covid-19 (Monday 16 March 2020)

16 Mar 2020

WAMITAB are committed to ensuring the highest level of service for all customers and stakeholders. The unprecedented situation in relation to the spread of Covid-19, self-isolation advice from Public Health England and high call volumes have impacted our ability to maintain our existing published timeframes for specific operational activities. Whilst we want to provide as […]

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9th March 2020 – COVID-19 Information

9 Mar 2020

WAMITAB has carried out a full risk assessment of areas of work which may be impacted by the spread of COVID-19. At present, WAMITAB is operating at full capacity, with no delay to registration of learners, issue of examination papers, issue of results and issue of certificates. WAMITAB opening hours have not been impacted, and […]

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Cleaning industry representative sought for the WAMITAB Board of Trustees

12 Feb 2020

WAMITAB is seeking to appoint a suitable representative of the UK cleaning industry to support the WAMITAB Board of Trustees. The successful candidate will have senior strategic level experience of the UK cleaning industry including significant responsibility for staff and resources. The individual will be well connected to employers and employment throughout the industry and have […]

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Non Levy Paying Employers to gain access to Apprenticeship funding

16 Jan 2020

Since the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy in 2017, apprenticeships haven’t been widely available to non- levy paying employers. The Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has now released new funding rules for non- levy paying employers. From January 2020 it is now possible for employers to reserve their funding for up to 3 apprentices at […]

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Seeking to strengthen our External Quality Assurance function

13 Dec 2019

In recent years WAMITAB’s portfolio of accredited qualifications has increased, requiring an attendant increase in external quality assurance.  WAMITAB now seeks to contract with further suitably qualified self-employed experts in the field of Sustainable Resource Management and/or Cleaning Services to support its External Quality Assurance function. Applicants will ideally possess extensive experience in the operation […]

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Christmas and New Year Holiday Closure 2019

3 Dec 2019

 The WAMITAB office will close at 12.30 pm on Tuesday 24th December 2019, and re-open at 9.00 am on Thursday 2nd January 2020. Revision Guide Orders All orders received by 12 noon on Monday 23rd December 2019 will be processed and despatched that day; orders received after this time will not be processed until the […]

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Consultation to gauge interest in the potential for a Level 4 Technical Waste Manager Apprenticeship

15 Nov 2019

Following on from the development of the Level 2 Waste Resource Operative Apprenticeship in 2018, WAMITAB is now keen to consult with the sector to gauge interest in developing a Level 4 Technical Waste Manager Apprenticeship. Part of the consultation will be seeking support from those employers in the sector who would like to contribute […]

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Share your views

5 Sep 2019

As part of a project supported through the Ufi Charitable Trust’s VocTech funding stream, WAMITAB is currently conducting a Discovery Phase of a development project to identify potential barriers to learning in the Waste and Resource Management Sector, and how these barriers could be overcome by innovative and accessible online learning solutions to meet employer […]

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Visit WAMITAB at RWM 2019 – Stand S67

20 Aug 2019

  NEC, Birmingham Wednesday 11th September and Thursday 12 September 2019 Show open from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm each day WAMITAB’s qualifications support competence and compliance in waste and recycling operations. Established by key stakeholders in the waste industry in 1989, WAMITAB is a specialist awarding organisation and charity that develops qualifications from operative […]

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WAMITAB are seeking self-employed assessors and quality assurers

1 Jul 2019

WAMITAB are looking for self employed assessors and quality assurers to work with us on Apprenticeship End-Point Assessment. We are looking for occupationally competent people with recent experience of working on varied waste and metal recycling sites. Assessors will need to have a minimum of a level 3 waste related qualification and an assessment qualification […]

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SPECIALIST CALL – Waste Sector and Learning Development Specialists Wanted for Technical Advisory Group

24 Jun 2019

WAMITAB is seeking to convene a group of volunteers to explore the barriers to vocational learning in the sector, and opportunities for digital advancement of the core skills, knowledge and competencies needed in the sector. The group will embody a culture of innovation, nurturing of ideas and open-minded thinking. This is a unique opportunity to […]

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WAMITAB Easter Office Closure

18 Apr 2019

The WAMITAB office will be closed from 4.45 pm on Thursday 18th April 2019 and will reopen at 9.00 am on Tuesday 23rd April 2019. Happy Easter!

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WAMITAB awarded major contract by the Ministry of Justice

4 Apr 2019

WAMITAB awarded major contract by the Ministry of Justice WAMITAB (Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board) is pleased to have been selected by the Ministry of Justice as the exclusive Awarding Organisation for cleaning, facilities management and waste management qualifications across Her Majesty’s Prison Service establishments in England and Wales. Following a transition period […]

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Waste Returns: A Powerful Tool in the Regulatory Arsenal?

18 Mar 2019

NEWS RELEASE – For Immediate Release – 18 March 2019 The Environment Agency has announced that changes to the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 mean that operators of permitted waste facilities will need to include details of which technical competence scheme they are complying with in their waste returns in future. For those […]

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The Cleaning Show, 19-21 March 2019, Excel London

13 Mar 2019

  Representatives from WAMITAB will be available on the three days of The Cleaning Show at Excel, London.  Find us on the British Cleaning Council Stand – C40. To pre-register for entrance tickets to the show click here. Information about how to get Excel here. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Updates to Continuing Competence

25 Jan 2019

Forthcoming changes to the Continuing Competence Test We have made some minor changes to the syllabus for Continuing Competence, and the new syllabus is available on the Continuing Competence page of the website – click on the Revision button and scroll down the page. There will also be a new question bank, which will go […]

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Christmas and New Year Holiday Closure 2018

12 Dec 2018

Planning for the Christmas and New Year period. The WAMITAB office will close at 3.00 pm on Friday 21st December 2018, and re-open at 9.00 am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.   Revision Guide Orders All orders received by 12 noon on Friday 21st December 2019 will be processed and despatched that day; orders received […]

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WAMITAB Accepted onto the Register of Approved End Point Assessment Organisations

19 Nov 2018

WAMITAB is pleased to announce that they have been accepted onto the Register of Approved End-Point Assessment Organisations to deliver end-point assessment for the Metal Recycling General Operative Standard. “WAMITAB Assessment” will operate as a service of WAMITAB, separate from its activities as an Awarding Organisation. Chris James, Chief Executive Officer for WAMITAB, said: “WAMITAB […]

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Health, Safety & Environmental Compliance Services Limited seeking assessors

15 Nov 2018

Experienced Assessors HSEC Services Ltd is looking to expand its team and is seeking qualified and experienced freelance assessors to cover various areas across England, as shown below: South South West North West All applicants must hold relevant WAMITAB qualifications / assessment qualifications and have experience with assessing WAMITAB qualifications up to Level 4. Looking […]

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New College Swindon seeking Assessors and IQAs

1 Nov 2018

New College in Swindon are seeking both peripatetic and freelance Assessors and Internal Quality Assurers (IQAs) to work with us in Swindon and surrounding areas.  You must have experience delivering both the Level 2 and Level 3 in Sustainable Recycling Activities.  Please contact Paula Kimmel for more information on 01793 732892 or email paula.kimmel@newcollege.ac.uk

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WAMITAB at RWM 2018 – see us on Stand 4J63

29 Aug 2018

  Event Name: RWM – Recycling & Waste Management Expo Event Dates: 12th & 13th September 2018 Venue: NEC, Birmingham The UK’s Largest Recycling & Waste Management Expo Register for free tickets here.   Now under new management, RWM is making an exciting comeback to Birmingham’s NEC on the 12th & 13th September 2018 for […]

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WAMITAB office will be closed all day on Wednesday 29th August 2018 for a staff training event

28 Aug 2018

The office will reopen again on Thursday 30th August 2018 at 9.00 am and close at 5.00 pm.

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Professor John Donaldson standing down after 21 years’ service with WAMITAB

19 Jun 2018

WAMITAB President 2015 – 2018, Vice President 1997 – 2015 Professor John Donaldson has recently retired as President of WAMITAB having served for over 21 years, first as Academic Vice President and latterly as President. In 1997 Professor Donaldson was appointed Academic Vice President (VP) of WAMITAB; serving alongside John Fergusson (VP) and the President, […]

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EWS Training Recruiting Experienced Assessors

10 Apr 2018

EWS Training are urgently seeking both permanent and freelance assessors to cover the South and Southeast of England. Experience of WAMITAB qualifications up to Level 4 is essential. We are also seeking trainee assessors to work across the same area, training will be provided including sponsorship for a recognised assessor qualification however experience of the […]

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Webinar: Apprenticeship End-Point Assessment Tuesday 27th March 2018 – 10.00-10.45 am

14 Mar 2018

Join WAMITAB CEO Chris James and Training and Assessment Manager Karen Slade, who  will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday 27th March at 10.00 – 10.45 am. If you would like to find out more about Apprenticeship End-Point Assessment and WAMITAB’s intention to offer this service to the Waste and Facilities Management sector then register […]

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Continuing Competence Test – Snow Notice – 1 March 2018

1 Mar 2018

Guidance from Pearson Vue Test Centres In instances like this we would advise candidates to contact our Customer Service Team (0161 855 7316) as they can advise the current situations with the site (Some may be forced to close). We will then assess the situation via weather reports and if valid we will offer a […]

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Teachers caught cheating on OCR exams

13 Feb 2018

A recent article in The Sunday Times revealed that nearly 2,300 malpractice offences were committed by staff in schools, colleges and other centres offering OCR exams between 2012 and 2016. Read the full article here: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2018/feb/11/thousands-of-teachers-caught-cheating-to-boost-exam-results To prevent similar instances occurring with WAMITAB exams, all approved centres must comply with the WAMITAB Regulations for the […]

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WAMITAB cements plans to become an End point Assessment Organisation

12 Feb 2018

WAMITAB is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Slade to a newly created role as Training and Assessment Manager with responsibility to develop the organisation’s plans to seek approval to become an End-point Assessment Organisation. Speaking about the new venture, Chris James, CEO at WAMITAB, said: “We are committed and keen to be involved […]

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WAMITAB Customer & Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey 2018

1 Feb 2018

We are taking this opportunity to review our performance over the last year by asking our customers and stakeholders to complete a short survey: https://www.quicksurveys.com/s/c3J6Kj We would be grateful if you would take a few minutes to complete this survey.  The feedback you provide will remain anonymous and the information you provide will inform our […]

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WAMITAB hosts E-Seminar to share findings from an EU-funded project to create a pan European E-waste qualification

11 Dec 2017

Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is currently considered to be one of the fastest growing waste streams in the EU, growing at 3-5 % per year. WEEE contains diverse substances that pose considerable environmental and health risks if treated inadequately but the recycling of WEEE also offers substantial opportunities in terms of making secondary […]

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Season’s Greetings from All Staff

4 Dec 2017

We just wanted to take this opportunity to wish you a merry Christmas and let you know that the WAMITAB Office will close for the Christmas period from lunchtime on Friday 22 December 2017. Our office will re-open at 9.00am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

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New online service for standard rules waste permit applications

1 Dec 2017

New online service for standard rules waste permit applications You’ll be able to apply for standard rules waste permits next year using a new online service. The Environment Agency is building the service on the GOV.UK website. They’re also creating new software for Agency staff to process applications. The online service will replace the current […]

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Continuing Competence: Changes to selection screen and score report

7 Jun 2017

CIWM and WAMITAB are pleased to announce some important changes to the Continuing Competence Scheme, which will take effect from September 2015. As part of the continued development of the scheme, the selection screen has been amended so that the activity specific tests appear in alphabetical order. The score report candidates receive after taking their […]

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Upcoming Changes to WAMITAB Staff

5 Jun 2017

FOR INFORMATION This is an update about some upcoming changes to staff at WAMITAB Head Office, as we say goodbye to two longstanding members of staff: Gill Thomas, Quality Auditor, and Janet Western, Applications Administrator. Quality Assurance Gill will be leaving WAMITAB on Thursday 8th June to take up a similar role with another awarding […]

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