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  • Writer's pictureShirley

Investing in Staff personal development


We are proud to announce that Kate Westcott has gained a Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) in Transport Management.

Kate joined SWM on a 1 year Apprenticeship through Petroc and her attention to detail, conscientious approach and team working ability soon led to the offer of a permanent position.

Working within the busy transport department Kate quickly became an integral part of the team, and has since benefited from our on-going investment in continuous personal development; which saw her study for and attain her CPC qualification through Friendberry, based in Taunton.

The award of this qualification showcases the contribution that Kate has made within SWM and further demonstrates that the opportunity for progression is available to anyone with an appetite to succeed.

Transport Management and to an extent Waste Management have both historically been seen as male dominated sectors, but the achievements of Kate and many other young people like her are beginning to dispel those out dated myths. Commenting on her achievement SWM Director Raymond Penfold said ‘We are delighted for Kate not only did she pass, she did it first time!’.

A standard National or International Operators Licence requires a named Transport Manager to hold the qualification of CPC, so this really is a great achievement and opens the way for bigger and better things.

Julie Brown, SWM HR Manager added “We believe that making the right investments in our people is a smart choice. We are part of the Investors in People programme and this is helping us to embed the values of continuous improvement by engaging our people in the process of change”.


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