WRAP is a not for profit company created in 2000 as part of the Government’s strategy to reduce waste across the United Kingdom.

Last month WRAP launched their Funding for Senior Management Training, designed to encourage personal development among senior managers and boost confidence in the recycling sector with the investment community.

WRAP have identified that the recycling industry will grow significantly to cope with increasing demand and that it can’t do that without the necessary management skills and investment. WRAP believes that expanding the skills set of recycling’s senior management is a vital part of helping the sector to grow.

The Funding for Senior Management Training scheme offers recycling businesses financial support to train senior executives in all areas of business management and is designed to raise levels of knowledge and skills within the sector. Successful applicants can claim up to £5,000 towards training costs under the scheme. No match funding is required.

The main criteria is that the proposed training must develop the manager’s ability to deliver their existing role or be in preparation for a future identified function and must be provided by a recognised training provider or a credible course.

Any small or medium sized enterprise (SME) within the UK recycling sector, whether an existing or start-up venture, can apply to the scheme for support as long as it recycles one or more of the materials within WRAP’s remit – aggregates, glass, plastics, organics, paper, wood, tyres, plasterboard, batteries, WEEE and ELV – or operates in one of its target markets of construction, manufacturing or retail.