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Compass shines light on social mobility in hospitality sector

Compass Group UK & Ireland has become the first big player within the hospitality sector to sign up to the Social Mobility Pledge in order to underline its commitment to equal opportunities and to help improve social mobility across the ...

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No train no gain

The facilities management sector represents a diverse range of talents, from those on the career management path to front line operatives, many of whom don’t have English as a first language. Kelly Howell, HR Director for Atalian Servest describes how ...

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Sodexo launches programme to support and develop next generation of FM leaders

Sodexo’s Corporate Services business has teamed up with HIT Training to launch a new development programme to support and develop FM’s future leaders. The Futures programme has been created to offer a structured apprenticeship journey for qualifying existing employees and ...

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Industry leaders say Government needs to do more to support apprenticeships

According to a poll taken at an Umbrella Training conference held in London this week, over 90 per cent of leading hospitality figures believe the Government needs to be doing more to promote apprenticeships. The conference, titled ‘Combating the skills ...

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Compass Group supporting care leavers into work

Compass Group UK & Ireland has pledged its support for young people coming out of care with the launch of its Care Leaver Covenant commitment. Partnering with leading hospitality industry charity Springboard and Government delivery partner Spectra First, who support ...

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BESA welcomes new stream of funding for apprenticeship levy

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed an unexpected improvement to the Apprenticeship Levy announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Speaking at this week’s Conservative Party Conference, Philip Hammond announced a £125 million funding package that will allow ...

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Trade associations secure historic skills bid

Three trade bodies have joined forces to secure an historic agreement from the four UK governments to manage and develop apprenticeships, qualifications and National Occupational Standards for the building services engineering sector. The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA); SELECT and ...

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Family Business Apprentice of the Year winner

The Family Business of the Year Awards (‘FBOTY’) are a real highlight in the family business calendar, organised by Family Business United and now in their sixth year, marking the contribution that family firms make in the UK. In addition ...

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Lack of apprenticeship awareness is limiting career choices

Thirty-six per cent of parents of young people aged 11 to 16 in the UK don’t know what an apprenticeship is according to new research commissioned by facilities management solutions provider, ABM UK, signalling a wider awareness problem which is ...

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Career ladder: The next generation of women in construction 

The Construction Industry Council’s ‘A Blueprint for Change’ report revealed that women only account for 14 per cent of the industry’s workforce. In an attempt to improve these figures, leading contractor Wates Construction and commercial property developer, MEPC are ensuring ...

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