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Career Ladder talks to ABM UK’s Group MD

Q: What was your first ever job? I was a shop attendant, specifically as a cashier and retail replenishment member of staff (shelf stacker) in Superdrug when I was 14-years-old. Q: What was you first job in the FM sector? In 1986 ...

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Career Ladder talks to OCS’ group procurement director

Q: Education MBA from Henley Business School, MSc from University of Wales, Executive Diploma in Management from the CMI and MCPIS. Q: What was your first ever job? Trainee sound engineer on a YTS scheme in a small studio in south London ...

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Career Ladder talks to head of facilities EMEA – Google

Q: What was your first ever job? My first job after college involved working for a car company that provided leasing plans to companies. The majority of my college class went on to work in Property Agencies or Surveying roles but ...

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Career Ladder talks to the FM for Loughborough University London

Q: What was your first ever job? My first ever job was a free paper round that I did with my brothers to save up for a Super Nintendo console. After that, I did a morning paper round, whilst also working ...

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Career Ladder talks to the FM director at ACS Facilities

Q: What was your first ever job? Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Apprentice. Well technically it was fine, culturally I think they weren’t quite ready for me in 1992, with that said it certainly made me stronger. Q: What was your first job ...

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Career Ladder talks to the Senior Assurance Specialist at Altius VA Ltd

Q: What was your first ever job? My first paid job was a paper round but my first “proper” job was a bakery assistant for Morrison’s Supermarkets in Derby at 16 years old. Q: What was your first job in the FM sector?
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Career Ladder talks to the Ops Director of AM Services Group

Q: What was your first ever job? In the early 80s, I was fortunate to gain a role with ICI and progressed quickly to Production Shift Manager. The grounding gained in this blue chip company which, for much of its ...

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Career Ladder talks to Head of Facilities at the University of Plymouth

Q: What was your first ever job? Other than student holiday work (in Hamleys toy shop) it was as a management trainee with Surrey County Council. Q: What was your first job in the FM sector? Working for the social services property ...

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Career ladder talks to Turner and Townsend’s Principal Consultant

Q: What was your first job in the FM sector? In my early 20s, I was taken on as a temp in the landscape and horticultural department at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Soon after, my manager moved on, and ...

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Career Ladder talks to the MD of FM Services at KBR

Q: What was your first ever job? I was a structural steel draughtsman for a South African company known as Dorbyl. I started as a learner draughtsman and produced detailed fabrication drawings for large industrial buildings. As part of my ...

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