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Why facilities management needs to lead the charge in upskilling the nation ahead of 2050 says Alexandra Gates, Managing Director of Expedient Training The UK is headed for a roadblock. According to the 2023 Progress Report issued by the Climate ...

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Edwin James Group launches Digital Academy 

The engineering services firm is accelerating its commitment to the upskilling and reskilling of staff with the launch of a new Digital Academy. The academy is the third purpose-built training facility to be opened by the group, which has delivered ...

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Rising demand and skills shortage jeopardising engineering services industry

Electrotechnical businesses are growing more concerned about labour shortages amid the continuing economic squeeze, according to the latest engineering services industry survey. The survey backed by leading trade bodies ECA, BESA, SELECT and SNIPEF, reveals while reported turnover figures indicate ...

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BCC slams Suella Braverman for ‘once again ignoring’ the cleaning and hygiene industry

Home Secretary Suella Braverman’s speech on Tuesday at the National Conservatism conference which called for the training of British fruit pickers, lorry drivers and butchers in a bid to bring down the reliance on migrant workers, has been slammed by ...

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CIWM warns of growing skills and labour shortage in UK recycling sector

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), has called on the UK Government to provide additional support to address the “rapidly expanding skills and labour shortage” in the waste and recycling sector and help grow the green economy. In its ...

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New taskforce can unlock £1 trillion energy efficiency market

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has praised the government for launching an energy efficiency taskforce charged with driving investment in improving the performance of buildings. Co-chaired by the Chief Executive of Nat West, Alison Rose, and Energy Security and Net ...

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Cleaning industry body says the Home Secretary’s remarks about migrant workers and unskilled labour are ‘divorced from reality’

The Home Secretary Suella Braverman’s comments about reducing migrant workers entering the country have been branded as “ridiculous”, “completely out of touch” and “divorced from reality” by leaders of the cleaning industry. The £59 billion cleaning, hygiene and waste sector ...

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Skills shortage: Protecting the wellbeing and performance of staff

The Open University’s Business Barometer 2022, published in partnership with the British Chambers of Commerce, has found that 78 per cent of UK organisations are seeing reduced output, profitability or growth as a result of skills shortages. Three-quarters (72 per ...

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Umbrella looks to the future of hospitality training with investment in Metaverse Learning

Umbrella Training, a nationwide training and apprenticeship provider for hospitality and corporate sectors, has announced a significant investment in Metaverse Learning – a company that specialises in delivering virtual and Web3 based educational programmes.  The company, based in London and ...

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Survey finds a labour crisis in cleaning services is more of an issue than cost margins

Labour sourcing is the top obstacle for FMs in providing cleaning services of the right quality, according to a new report by SoftBank Robotics EMEA, the global leader in collaborative robotics (cobotics). Nearly half (46 per cent) ranked it higher ...

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