The CABWI Level 4 Diploma in Water Operations and Management is a qualification for developing leadership skills and credentials within the global water industry.
The graduate diploma course seeks to develop knowledge across all aspects of the water industry from a leadership perspective. While students will cover the fundamentals of water resource management, water treatment, water distributio...Read more
Stewart Lawrence joined Merit Skills at the beginning of 2020 but we've kept him too busy to write a news article for the website!
Stewart joins with nearly 15 years experience in the secondary education sector, he has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to government funding & quality practices.
After starting my working life in the construction industry as an apprentice Plumber I worked in...Read more
Many of the largest water industry employers have been working together to create the Water Process Operative standard and ensure that it fully incorporates the key aspects when working within a water treatment facility.
The Water Process Operative Level 2 apprenticeship standard focuses on aspects of both clean water treatment and waste water treatment core units. These consist of operating tr...Read more
Andrew Kirkman joins Merit Skills from a brief period of being a home maker.
I have over 24 years’ experience in health and safety, of which 15 years’ in health and safety management, with 7 years in further and higher education, 6 years in training and consultancy work, working primarily with the construction industry.
During my career I spent 20 years in the Royal Air Force Regiment, mana...Read more
NRSWA accredited Streetworks is updating the way in which they assess. Keeping in line with the rapidly evolving world, from the 1st of June 20121 all Streetwork assessments will now be completed digitally by accredited centres.
What does this mean?
This is the start of a process aiming to improve the candidates experience when completing assessments, removing the need for paper and allo...Read more
Sally Dunwell joins us from Watertrain Ltd.
I started my career at Yorkshire Water, in 1998 on the graduate training scheme, following graduation from Birmingham University with an MSc Water Resources Management and Technology. Initially in the clean water business unit, I subsequently had roles in Regional Engineering and Research and Development before joining the catalyst team.
In my new ...Read more
The latest Winter Edition for the Institute of Water Magazine has been showcasing the ever expanding skills shortage that has been developing within the water industry. A continually ageing workforce has created opportunities to start a varied and rewarding career in the water industry that could last a lifetime.
Merit Skills works with the major water companies around the country, providing th...Read more
Merit Skills has been running our Water Industry Pipelaying Appreciation, this course has been designed to give support staff who interact with the workforce and technical staff involved in the supervision of main laying & service laying projects a greater understanding of water industry pipelaying skills & water networks.
Recently we have been running the course for many of our customer within...Read more
Are you new to the water industry and feel you have potential and appetite to progress?
The Institute of Water is now looking for its Rising Stars of 2019.
The Rising Stars programme brings together a collection of unique opportunities, designed to develop the skills and professional excellence of new industry talent.
The Institute of Water is dedicated to supporting the careers of people...Read more
A hazard is something or someone that has the potential to cause harm.
So why do those that assess risk in the workplace get confused when indentifying hazards?
One of the most important aspects of your risk assessment is accurately identifying the potential hazards in your workplace. A good starting point is to walk around your workplace and think about any hazards. In other words, what is ...Read more
An employer may be responsible for your overall Health and Safety in the workplace, but as an employee you have responsibilities to yourself and others around you.
Workers have a duty to take care of their own health and safety and that of others who may be ...Read more
Mark Sadler joins Merit Skills from Safety Rocks Limited.
I have over 14 years’ experience in Health and Safety Management, with 4 years experience in Construction and Environmental Health and Safety. During my career I spent 20 years in the Armed Forces managing the health, safety and training within various areas as well as an area manger. In recent years I have lead and supported in-house an...Read more