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UKGBC Future Leaders programme names class of 2022

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has revealed the names of 22 professionals who have been selected to embark on its Future Leaders programme 2022. Now in its ninth year, the five-month programme brings together high-potential professionals from across the ...

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Kier re-signs Armed Forces Covenant

The construction and infrastructure services firm has re-signed the Armed Forces Covenant, committing to a set of new pledges as it continues its commitment to the Armed Forces community. On Friday, 3 December 2021, Andrew Davies, Chief Executive at Kier ...

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Compass partners with JET to support people with learning disabilities

Compass Group UK & Ireland is working in partnership with Tower Project JET Service (JET) in East London to provide employment support for people with learning disabilities and autism. People with learning disabilities are being defined as one of England’s ...

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Kier to tackle modern slavery through its mental health first aiders

Kier is the first UK contractor to train its mental health first aiders (MHFAs) to spot the signs of modern slavery and exploitation. With 900 colleagues having become MHFAs at Kier, this new training is being delivered through Jericho, a ...

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Balfour Beatty bolsters its commitment to hiring apprentices, graduates and trainees

For the second year in a row, Balfour Beatty has bolstered its commitment to young people, publicly declaring its intention to increase the number of Apprentices, Graduates and Trainees by c. 60 per cent when compared to its 2021 intake. ...

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Environmental training

Nick Blake, Principal FM Consultant, BSRIA and CIRIA Co-Author and Trainer discusses the importance of environmental training to foster sustainable practice in FM No matter what industry we work in, we all know how important it is for businesses to ...

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Business leader urges building engineering sector to ‘be prouder’ of its role in fighting climate change

Former CBI President Paul Drechsler has highlighted the key role the building engineering sector will play in addressing climate change but said it would need to compete harder for talent to address its skills challenges. Speaking at the annual Building ...

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ABM pledges £192,000 to create new apprenticeships

ABM has pledged £192,000 to enable small and medium sized businesses and social enterprises to re-skill low paid Londoners. Partnering with the London Progression Collaboration, the contribution will create apprenticeships which not only allow individuals to secure better-quality, higher-paying work, but also give ...

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Demand for dogs in the workplace increases post-lockdown

In recent weeks, many workers have faced the inevitable post-pandemic return to their workplace. But what happens to the 12 million dogs in the UK who now face being left home alone? A recent study found that 54 per cent ...

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Cleaning and hygiene industry apprenticeship bid passes first hurdle

A trailblazer group for the cleaning and hygiene industry has been given the greenlight to develop detailed proposals for an accredited industry-wide training programme and apprenticeship for the sector. Earlier this year, the British Cleaning Council (BCC) sponsored a Trailblazer ...

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