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ESS trains 100+ staff to become mental health first aiders

More than 100 colleagues at ESS, the Defence, Energy and Government Services sector of Compass Group UK & Ireland, have completed their training to become mental health first aiders. Working with Mental Health First Aid England, ESS team members from ...

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Mitie develops formal Store Detective qualification

Mitie Security has become the first security provider to develop a formal Store Detective qualification. Independently regulated and Ofqual approved, the Level 3 certification is equivalent to an A Level and has been developed to provide long term careers and ...

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ABM relaunches Junior Engineering Engagement Programme

ABM UK has launched year four of its Junior Engineering Engagement Programme (J.E.E.P.) following a year-long postponement caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The J.E.E.P aims to tackle misperceptions of the facilities management industry amongst young people and their parents and ...

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The apprenticeship opportunity

Linda Hausmanis, IWFM CEO says levy-funded apprenticeships allow employers to invest in their workforce by combining education, work-based learning and ongoing development Facilities management is at a pivotal moment in its relatively short history. Having grown exponentially over the last ...

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‘Colossal’ skills drive required for Government’s £650bn Infrastructure Pipeline plan

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has warned that whilst the government’s announcement of a record £650 billion investment in infrastructure projects over the next decade will be a massive boost for the buildings services sector, this will need to ...

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Sodexo donates apprenticeship fund to London Ambulance Service

A £300,000 grant has been awarded to London Ambulance Service by the facilities management and catering firm to fund the training of 10 paramedics and three new emergency ambulance crew. Large businesses such as Sodexo can gift up to 25 ...

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Survey finds FMs lack knowledge on how smart technology can support them in their roles

A survey from property services specialist DMA Group has found that almost three quarters (73 per cent) of those working in the industry class themselves as tech-savvy. However, the same survey also found that 60 per cent still need additional ...

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New Government School of Property to boost skills in public sector

A new School of Government Property for all public sector workers employed in managing the government estate has been established. The school will allow civil servants who work in the field of managing government property to gain industry recognised accreditations, ...

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The impact of Climate Change is here. Now. On the doorstep.

UhUb’s ‘Sustainability by Degrees’ philosophy helps businesses deliver against Business Sustainability Objectives. The cleaning sector is key in the Sustainability agenda and we are seeing more and more examples where sustainability is a deciding factor when service users throughout the ...

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From the ground up

Jason Brown, of Nurture Landscapes, identifies the ways in which to support young people entering the FM sector According to Prospects, only 17 per cent of university, college and sixth-form students undertook work experience in 2020, with COVID-19 being the ...

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