Cloudfm has invested in a new specialist training centre – the Cloudfm Academy – a purpose-built facility that has been designed to meet the specific needs of the FM industry, and includes a unique engineering suite, featuring the typical appliances and systems found across client estates.
Located in a new building close to Cloudfm’s headquarters, the company says the facility represents the next stage in its investment in skills and growth, and will build on the success of its existing bespoke training programme.
All Cloudfm staff will have the opportunity to pursue their career goals at the training centre which offers industry-specific training opportunities across a range of technical, interpersonal and leadership topics – with classroom-based courses developed in partnership with the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), and hands-on, practical training delivered in the custom-built engineering suite. In addition, the facility acts as a central hub for the company’s Apprenticeship programme.
Jeff Dewing, CEO at Cloudfm Group, commented: “We are changing the rules, re-defining traditional industry processes, and harnessing the latest technology to offer a more effective and efficient service. To do this we need talented and driven individuals; the people behind the technology who provide expertise where the system requires it, the multi-skilled engineers delivering proactive maintenance, and the FM-specific core services underpinning the organisation.
“Our new Cloudfm Academy isn’t just a way to show we do things differently to the other major players, it’s central to our strategy for growth and excellence. It will take our training programme to the next level, making it more flexible, accessible, and beneficial to our people – and ensuring that we have the best-trained, most capable people will in turn result in tangible, long-term benefits for our clients.”