WAMITAB has appointed Karen Slade to a newly created role of training and assessment manager with responsibility to develop the organisation’s plans to seek approval to become an end-point assessment organisation.
Chris James, CEO at WAMITAB, said: “We are committed and keen to be involved in the assessment process for the new apprenticeship standards. Whilst the standards for the sectors in which we operate - waste and resource management, cleaning and facilities management - are still in development, we consider it important that we are organised and prepared for when they become available. Employers in the sector will welcome the opportunity to work with a familiar face who understands the workplaces they operate in. We are pleased to have Karen as part of the WAMITAB team, as she has knowledge of WAMITAB’s market offer and has gained valuable experience of managing qualifications in a wider setting.”
Karen Slade has a broad background in learning, development and assessment including apprenticeships. She has come from a regional employers’ organisation that supports the local authorities of the south west, where she was responsible for providing end-to-end candidate support for all those undertaking qualifications with ILM, Pearson and WAMITAB.