Shepherd FM has launched a graduate programme reinforcing its commitment to investing in the next generation of Facilities Management professionals.
Shaz Yusufi, a business graduate from the University of Hertfordshire, became the first graduate to join the scheme in January, working within Shepherd FM’s helpdesk for the initial part of what is a two year programme. As with all of the members of the scheme, he will work across a number of service areas within the business, gaining experience with a variety of customers and their markets and securing an understanding of Total Facilities Management as well as Shepherd FM’s service philosophy.
Successful applicants to its graduate programme can join the scheme throughout the year. A bespoke career development programme is then crafted to suit each graduate. At the end of the two year programme graduates will gain a BIFM qualification as well as a key role within the business.
Noel Clancy, Shepherd FM’s Chief Executive, explained:
“Launching our graduate programme is another logical step in our continuing quest to discover special talent. We already employ a number of exceptional people who have come from diverse backgrounds and walks of life, so this is by no means the only entry ticket into our business. It does however open a new exciting resource pool for Shepherd FM and I expect great results over the coming years.”
Caroline Scott, divisional HR business partner for Shepherd FM, said:
“At Shepherd FM, we are keen to drive a new FM agenda and to do this we need to motivate, inspire and set free the next generation of leaders. Our graduates can help underpin the growth and success of the business in the longer term.”