Workshop and Interview Programme Autumn 2019

CIWM has two application deadlines for those applying to become a Chartered Waste Manager; one in Spring and one in Autumn each year. Once dates are confirmed for the next application period they will appear below.

There are three key dates for each region*.

  1. A free workshop for those wishing to understand more about the application process and discuss any queries they have. More details about the content of the workshops can be found at the links within each region below.
  2. The application deadline.
  3. The professional interview.

Dates are scheduled regionally and you can follow the timeline for whichever region is most convenient for you.

You’ll find more details about the process on our Chartered membership page, as well as in the frequently asked questions section at the bottom of this page.

If you have any other questions or would like to discuss your own application please contact membership@ciwm.co.uk or call 01604 620426.

~ London and Southern Counties ~

Upgrade workshop date: Friday 20 September

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Application deadline: Friday 18 October

Professional Interview date: Tuesday 19 November

~ East Anglia ~

Upgrade workshop date: Wednesday 09 October

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Application deadline: Friday 08 November

Professional Interview date: Thursday 05 December

~ North East ~

Upgrade workshop date: Wednesday 18 September

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Application deadline: Friday 18 October

Professional Interview date: Thursday 21 November

~ North West ~

Upgrade workshop date: Thursday 26 September

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Application deadline: Friday 25 October

Professional Interview date: Tuesday 26 November

~ South West ~

Upgrade workshop date: Thursday 03 October

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Application deadline: Friday 01 November

Professional Interview date: Tuesday 03 December

~ Midlands ~

Upgrade workshop date: Tuesday 24 September

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Application deadline: Friday 25 October

Professional Interview date: Tuesday 26 November

~ Republic of Ireland ~

Upgrade workshop date: Monday 30 September

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Application deadline: Friday 01 November

Professional Interview date: Monday 02 December

~ Northern Ireland ~

Upgrade workshop date: Monday 07 October

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Application deadline: Friday 08 November

Professional Interview date: Monday 09 December

~ North Wales ~

Upgrade workshop date: Thursday 03 October

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Application deadline: Friday 01 November

Professional Interview date: Wednesday 04 December

~ South Wales ~

Upgrade workshop date - Llanelli: Tuesday 17 September

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Upgrade workshop date - Cardiff: Wednesday 18 September

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Application deadline: Friday 25 October

Professional Interview date: Wednesday 20 November

~ Scotland ~

Upgrade workshop date: Friday 20 September

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Application deadline: Friday 25 October

Professional Interview date: Thursday 14 November

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a charge to attend the Becoming Chartered workshop?

No

Do I have to be a CIWM Member to attend the workshop?

No, anyone is welcome to attend the workshop however we strongly recommend that all candidates who wish to apply for Chartered Waste Manager should be a member of CIWM for at least 6 months prior to applying. By joining CIWM before you apply you will have access to the CIWM member magazine, member newsletter and technical support, all of which will help you to develop your knowledge of the wider sector and ensure you are up to date with legislation, policy and hot topics in the sector ahead of your professional interview.

How do I book a place on the workshop?

In each regional section above you will find a link to book a place on the workshop. If there is no link, please send an email to membership@ciwm.co.uk to find out when the date will be confirmed.

Where will my professional interview be?

The time and venue for your professional interview will be advised approximately 2 weeks before the professional interview date. The panel for the professional interview will depend upon the number of applications received, expertise and location of candidates and availability of interviewers. Where possible we try to match Chartered candidates with at least one panellist from the same sector. There will be several panels taking place in each region on the interview date and the panel for the professional interview are organised after the application deadline for a region.

I'm busy on the professional interview date in my region. Can I have my professional interview in another region?

Yes, but you must state your preferred date from the options available when you submit your application and ensure that your application is submitted by the corresponding regional application deadline.

If I attend a workshop do I have to apply for Chartered membership by the stated deadline?

No. The workshops are there to support you as you decide whether to apply, prepare your application and to ensure you know what to expect at all stages in the process. Some candidates apply by the deadline while others choose to wait until a later application period if they feel they need a bit more time to develop in the profession. We will fully support you in putting together your development plans inline with the competences required for Chartered membership and recommend coming to the workshop so you can create your own action plan once you fully understand the process.

I can’t attend a workshop; can I still apply?

Yes, the workshops are not compulsory and there are many other ways you can get information and support for your Chartered application.

  1. Take a look through the Chartered membership pages on our website, including the case studies which will give you some insight into the experiences of some of our existing Chartered Waste Managers.
  2. Read the candidate guidance notes which provide a detailed outline of the process.
  3. Contact your CIWM Regional Centre to find out if they can link you with an experienced interviewer or Chartered Waste Manager who can support you in the application process.
  4. Contact the membership team at CIWM to discuss your queries.