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IMI NOS project provides opportunity for vehicle recyclers to raise standards in the vehicle recycling industry​

Vehicle recyclers have the opportunity to raise standards in the vehicle recycling industry as the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) develops National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Vehicle Recycling. 

IMI NOS project provides opportunity for vehicle recyclers to raise standards in the industry f one twoThe IMI would like employers, industry experts and other relevant stakeholders to feed into the project in order to make sure that the National Occupational Standards (NOS) are fit for purpose for the sector.

For some, National Occupational Standards will be well known, for others, this may be the first time you’ve heard of them. 

NOS are used to help develop qualifications used in apprenticeship frameworks in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland as well as the IMI accreditation scheme for staff in all nations of the UK. The standards describe what an individual in a certain role should be able to do and the knowledge and understanding they need. Companies can use them to help design their in-house training, on-the-job coaching or performance management systems.

And this is where your help is needed.

Phase 1 of the feedback will be carried out electronically via Teams and/or Zoom, 6th to 9th September

  • England – Monday 6th September
  • Scotland – Tuesday 7th September
  • Northern Ireland – Wednesday 8th September
  • Wales* – Thursday 9th September

*Participants in Wales will be asked whether they wish to have the meeting conducted in Welsh or English.

Phase 2 will gather feedback on the new draft NOS developed as a result of these meetings. This phase will be in the form of an electronic questionnaire which will be sent out to the wider industry, so even if you didn’t get involved in Phase 1, you will still be able to get involved in Phase 2.

To register your interest contact, Caroline Harris, at the Institute of the Motor Industry 

This is your opportunity to help develop training standards for the vehicle recycling sector, to build the professional image of the industry, which will help to grow sales, reduce errors and accidents and increase profits.


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Owain Griffiths

Owain Griffiths

Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

Turning into a circular business and the importance of vehicle reuse and recycling.

The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.

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