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Career Ladder talks to Pareto’s Francesca Laugier-Davies

Q: What was you first job in the FM sector? I applied for an FM apprenticeship with a charity I was volunteering for at the time. Q: What made you choose FM as a career? I wasn’t exactly clear on ...

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FM: The skills gap and responsibility

The UK’s ongoing skills shortage is nothing new, yet the ‘gap’ also shows no sign of closing any time soon. Bryan McLaggan, MD at corporate building services maintenance specialist CTS, looks at how the FM industry can align with wider ...

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The FM industry: changing perceptions

FM has struggled in the past to attract and retain talented individuals. However, perceptions of the industry are now changing, with more and more people recognising the long and rewarding career paths it can offer. Capitalising on this shift in ...

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It’s a meritocracy, right?

In this article UBM’s Heather Beach talks to FMJ about female career development and explains why she is surprised that, out of a business with 65 per cent women in it, there were no more than 18 per cent on ...

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Compass celebrates future talent at apprentice graduation

Over 100 apprentices have celebrated their graduation with food and support service provider, Compass Group UK & Ireland, at a recent event held at Thorpe Park. The ceremony, hosted by Dennis Hogan, managing director, Compass Group UK & Ireland, saw ...

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NG BAILEY pledges to boost female roles in science and engineering

Independent engineering, IT and facilities services company, NG Bailey, has pledged action to boost the number of women in science and engineering careers, throwing its weight behind “Your Life”, a flagship three-year campaign to ensure the country has the maths and ...

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Chartwells stays on at the University of Derby

Compass Group UK & Ireland’s education business Chartwells has retained a catering and hospitality contract with the University of Derby for a further five years in a deal worth £9 million. Chartwells has delivered food and hospitality services to the ...

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BIFM educates next generation on FM careers through gamification

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) along with Interserve and VINCI Facilities have joined forces with careers advice innovators Plotr with the aim of attracting the next generation of facilities management (FM) professionals through gamification and an illustrative concept of ...

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Invest in the future

The training and education of young people is an increasingly important factor within the facilities management industry. Andrew Hulbert, managing director of Pareto FM, gives his take on education and training in the FM sector and how the sector can ...

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BFG focuses on skills shortages in UK cleaning industry

The Building Futures Group, the trade association for the UK cleaning industry, has announced a wide range of initiatives to further support the sector. Providing its members with a six-figure budget to develop industry-led training and development opportunities, the Building Futures ...

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