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CIWM and WAMITAB complete merger

Sarah Poulter

Integration of both organizations will deliver high-quality training and qualifications in waste-management sector

THE Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has completed its merger with WAMITAB (Waste Management Industry Training & Advisory Board) – a move designed to ‘strengthen the provision of relevant and fit-for-purpose qualifications in the resources and waste management sector’.

Established in 1989 by CIWM and other waste sector trade bodies, WAMITAB develops and awards qualifications for site/facility operators that demonstrate competence in line with the industry’s regulatory and permitting regime.

The closer integration of WAMITAB into CIWM is part of the latter’s strategy to strengthen its focus on developing new and enhanced member services, as well as taking steps to ensure the ongoing commercial sustainability and resilience of the whole organization.

CIWM takes over the development and awarding of WAMITAB’s portfolio of qualifications. Those with WAMITAB qualifications, or those working towards them, will continue to be recognized via CIWM indefinitely. The newly merged organizations will operate from CIWM’s Northampton head office.

CIWM chief executive Sarah Poulter commented: ‘The integration of CIWM and WAMITAB will help realize our ambition to move the world beyond waste by building on our respective industry experience, recognition and reputation to educate, professionalise and advocate for the waste and resource management sector.

‘We want to ensure that CIWM is positioned to deliver high-quality education, training and qualifications, creating and supporting a skilled workforce that is equipped to deliver the vital transition to a circular economy.’

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