Investing in workforce skills and competence should be a win-win situation, not only helping to reduce risks or liabilities, but in raising job awareness, increasing self-esteem and improving the quality of service provided by staff.
In tough economic times, research shows that updating the skills of staff or retraining them to undertake new areas of activity improves an organization’s productivity, profitability and ability to adapt to change. According to the Office for national Statistics (2011), the knowledge and skills of workers in the UK were worth an estimated £17.12 trillion in 2010, suggesting that organizations which do not train their staff are more likely to go out of business than those willing to invest in training.
As an awarding body, WAMITAB offers a wide range of qualifications for the waste, recycling, resource management, facilities management and cleaning industries in the public, private and voluntary sectors. These include certificates and diplomas based on national occupational standards, bespoke programmes focusing on specific skills gaps, online learning and the accreditation of in-house training programmes. Their products address the skills and competence needs of people at operative, supervisory and managerial levels in any organization.
This year WAMITAB will be attending the RWM show to provide practical support and advice to individuals or employers interested in developing their staff using the qualifications or services that they provide.
They will also be hosting a series of free 20 minute briefings designed to cut through industry jargon to get right to the core of what businesses and individuals need to understand. These briefings will focus on a wide range of relevant topics including entry into the sector, compliance and continuing competence, leadership, funding, winning business and staying safe.
WAMITAB will be sharing their stand with DKM Consultants, ENTAC, SERAC UK, Smart Development and South West Regional Assessment Centre.