Patrick is a senior environmental and waste management practitioner with over 25 years experience of consultancy within the waste management and recycling sector. He has advised a variety of clients (public and private) on matters relating to European, National (UK) and Regional policy and legislation for waste management, recycling and compliance. He has both led and participated in many high profile research projects at a company and sector level, including the establishment of both Eire’s and the UK’s End of Life Vehicle recycling protocols, the UK’s steel packaging, the initial WEEE recycling protocols and BREF guidance for Metal Shredding. He is a Cranfield School of Management alumni, Full Member of The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (MIEMA) and The Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM) a Chartered Environmentalist as well as a Lead Auditor across ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO45001 and ISO27001 standards. He has assisted various organisations with the design and implementation of systems to meet the aforementioned standards and is an accomplished Assessor/Trainer, delivering accredited and non-accredited qualifications including WAMITAB technical Competence. Other projects include organisational initiatives, waste classification, recycling yield optimisation and operational and process design.
I have worked within Further Education for over fifteen years; I am a qualified lecturer, with a PGCE in Post Compulsory Education, a workplace learning Assessor and Internal Quality Assurer. Whilst working within a Further Education College I managed a Centre of Vocational Excellence which provided training, support and advice to other Colleges and Training Providers across the UK, I also developed an employer responsive department which provided organisations with advice and guidance so they could implement training and development plans within their own organisations and also grow their own talent via Apprenticeship recruitment and training. Prior to working within further education I was employed as a General Manager within a Hotel Group therefore I have empathy with the needs of a manager; in addition to the knowledge of funding and education programmes. I also spent some time working in the construction industry too. I have a wealth of experience in assisting businesses with organisational growth, development and succession planning and I am looking forward to supporting existing clients and new clients with their individual training and development plans and that of their teams as MET Academy continues to grow and develop training programmes for the metals recycling sector and wider business sectors.
My role as Apprenticeship Lead involves co-ordinating the daily running of the Centres Apprenticeship Contract to ensure the quality and compliance of apprenticeships in line with awarding body and funding guidelines. Before joining MET Academy I was employed as a Learning & Development Advisor for a Metal Recycling Organisation, where I was supporting the implementation of a great on-boarding experience, building of relationships across the group, being an ambassador for people development, coaching and supporting new employees, newly promoted managers and apprentices. Prior to this experience I was employed at a Further Education College as a Vocational lead, Assessor and Internal Verifier for almost 6 years. During this time I assessed, internally verified and managed various vocational qualifications at various levels including Team Leading & Management, Customer Service, Business Administration and Sales. Before joining the education sector I worked within the NHS in various roles, which ultimately lead to my career in education and training.