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From the tools: The making of a manager?

Many facilities managers work their way up from a frontline job, while others arrive as fully fledged graduates. FMJ talks to senior FM figures, HR and people-change experts to find out what makes a great manager and leader Traditionally many ...

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Businesses need to do more to raise the profile of apprenticeships

New research published by Interserve has revealed there is a significant lack of awareness regarding apprenticeships, which still lag behind academic-based career paths. The report ‘The Interserve Society Report: Apprenticeships: the path to success?’ investigated the current perceptions of apprenticeships amongst three key groups – young ...

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Government to legally protect the term ‘apprenticeship’

The government has announced that the term ‘apprenticeship’ is to be legally protected through the Enterprise Bill. Since 2010, over two million apprenticeships have been created to help establish the UK as the fastest growing economy in the G7. By ...

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Career Ladder talks to the commercial manager at Vinci Facilities

Q: What was your first ever job? While studying fine art, I specialised in art-house films and video art; then in my final year I began working for an independent film production company as a location manager based in Cardiff. ...

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Vivark makes senior and apprentice appointments

Facilities management company and social enterprise, Vivark, has expanded its team with the appointment of a new business development manager, and four new apprenticeships, as part of its drive to make five per cent of its workforce apprentices. Steve Riley, Vivark’s new business development ...

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Career ladder talks to MD of Facilities Analysis

Q: What was your first ever job? I had a holiday job in Hamleys toy shop as a student. It wasn’t quite as much fun as it sounds, especially being bombarded with a promotional video for toys on a continuous ...

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Career ladder talks to MD of Mitie’s Technical Facilities Management

Q: What was your first ever job? I had a part time role for six months transporting furniture around the West Midlands for a local firm. Q: When did you first hear the term ‘facilities management’? And what did you think ...

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Career Ladder talks to Macro’s director of operations

Q: What was your first ever job? Teaching sailing and windsurfing to foreign language students. Q: When did you first hear the term ‘facilities management’? And what did you think it meant then? In 1994, I got a summer job with ...

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Career Ladder talks to Maria Centracchio, head of facilities at ASOS

Q: What was your first ever job? I started work as a Saturday girl working in a hairdressing salon in Wales. Sweeping floors, making coffee and washing hair!! I was earning £1.25 plus tips for the whole day! Q: When ...

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Career Ladder talks to associate technical director at GSH

Q: What was your first ever job? I was a Kitchen Porter at the Sheen Mill restaurant in Melbourn, Cambridgeshire. I worked there from the age of 13 until I joined the Royal Navy at 18. Q: When did you ...

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