The Victorian Young Professionals (YPs) is a working group of the Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA). The Group was formed to provide a forum for career development and networking for young professionals working or seeking work in the waste management industry.
Objectives of the working group are:
To develop events and programs that increase the skills, knowledge and experience of young professionals
To provide opportunities for young professionals to network with others new to the waste industry, in addition to more experienced professionals
To facilitate career development in the waste industry by providing exposure to a range of business environments
To empower young professionals to take an active role in the waste industry through wider WMAA activities.
Membership of the Victorian YPs is open to all financial members of WMAA under the age of 35. Members generally consist of individuals working in manufacturing, landfills, waste treatment, material recovery facilities, environmental consulting, local Councils, Regional Waste Management Groups, EPA, Sustainability Victoria, law and education.
The Working Group also has a representative on the WMAA VIC Branch Committee and connects with similar working groups in NSW, QLD and SA.
Meetings are generally held each month and teleconference facilities are provided for members in regional areas.
For more information about becoming a WMAA member, please click here.