Workshop and Interview Programme Spring 2020

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: Wednesday 26 February

To book onto this free workshop please follow this link.

Application deadline: Friday 27 March

Professional Interview date: Wednesday 6 May

‘Save The Date’ – London & Southern Counties Centre pre-interview workshop

The London & Southern Counties Centre Council is running a pre-interview workshop on the evening of 29 April, where candidates from that region will have the opportunity to receive critical feedback on their draft presentations and get further help with their final preparations for the interview. Candidates who have been accepted for interview will receive an invite to the workshop with all of the details about how to reserve a place, but for now we would recommend that candidates in this region make sure they are available to attend so as to not miss out on this valuable opportunity.  The workshop will run on Wednesday 29 April at 5:30 - 8pm at a venue near Paddington station.

~ East Anglia ~

Upgrade workshop date: Thursday 19 March

To book onto this free workshop please follow this link.

Application deadline: Friday 17 April

Professional Interview date: Wednesday 3 June

~ North East ~

Upgrade workshop date: Monday 24 February

To book onto this free workshop please follow this link.

Application deadline: Friday 27 March

Professional Interview date: Monday 4 May

~ North West ~

Upgrade workshop date: Thursday 5 March

To book onto this free workshop please follow this link.

Application deadline: Friday 3 April

Professional Interview date: Wednesday 13 May

~ South West ~

Upgrade workshop date: Tuesday 10 March

To book onto this free workshop please follow this link.

Application deadline: Friday 17 April

Professional Interview date: Wednesday 27 May

~ Midlands ~

Upgrade workshop date: Wednesday 4 March

To book onto this free workshop please follow this link.

Application deadline: Friday 3 April

Professional Interview date: Wednesday 13 May

~ Republic of Ireland ~

Upgrade workshop date: Monday 23 March

To book onto this free workshop please follow this link.

Application deadline: Friday 24 April

Professional Interview date: Thursday 21 May

~ Northern Ireland ~

Upgrade workshop date: Wednesday 25 March

To book onto this free workshop please follow this link.

Application deadline: Friday 24 April

Professional Interview date: Tuesday 19 May

~ North Wales ~

Upgrade workshop date: Friday 06 March

To book onto this free workshop please follow this link.

Application deadline: Wednesday 22 April

Professional Interview date: Wednesday 20 May

~ South Wales ~

Upgrade workshop date - West: Thursday 12 March

To book onto this free workshop please follow this link.

Upgrade workshop date - East: Wednesday 11 March

To book onto this free workshop please follow this link.

Application deadline: Monday 20 April

Professional Interview date: Tuesday 19 May

~ Scotland ~

Upgrade workshop date: Thursday 27 February

To book onto this free workshop please follow this link.

Application deadline: Friday 27 March

Professional Interview date: Thursday 30 April

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.