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First dedicated degree apprenticeship in FM is launched

The first dedicated degree apprenticeship in facilities management will be delivered by the University of Bolton having won approval as an IWFM Recognised Centre to deliver the IWFM Level 6 Extended Diploma as a dual award with its BSc (Hons) ...

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MGS appoints first automatic door engineer apprentices

MGS is delighted to announce it has become one of the first employers within the automatic door industry to enrol two apprentices under the new Apprenticeship Scheme for Automatic pedestrian door engineers. The new Apprenticeship Standard “Powered Pedestrian Door Installer ...

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Engineered for success

Between 20–30 per cent of all UK engineers are employed in FM, but the UK faces an engineering skills shortage. Sara Searle, Head of HR & Payroll and Julie Connell HR Generalist at Liebherr, explain how a long running National ...

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Blazing the trail

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers is taking on the mantle of applied learning, with its wholehearted support of the new Trailblazer apprenticeships. Angela Ringguth, Professional Development Consultant to CIBSE explains why In this strange new world, where building ...

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Career ladder: The next generation of women in construction 

The Construction Industry Council’s ‘A Blueprint for Change’ report revealed that women only account for 14 per cent of the industry’s workforce. In an attempt to improve these figures, leading contractor Wates Construction and commercial property developer, MEPC are ensuring ...

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Don’t let the levy break

The FM sector has a lot to gain from the Apprenticeship Levy, but a troubled first year hasn’t given the industry confidence it will achieve its ambitious aspirations. It’s not too late though, and a series of simple changes would ...

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