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A ‘fake’ path to success

We constantly hear about people “faking it, until they make it”. Did this cliché apply to you when you were first starting in your current position, or indeed at any point in your career? What advice would you give to ...

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Is the FM industry looking at the right questions?

The first in a series of blogs by Mitie’s managing director of facilities management, Martyn Freeman, and his thoughts on the FM industry… June really has been a very interesting month. It started with the publication of our workplace research ...

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Career Ladder talks to the MD of Facilicom UK

Q: What was your first ever job? I am a farmer’s son so I worked on the farm as soon as I could walk! Q: What was your first job in the FM sector? I began as a business development manager (BDM) ...

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Career Ladder talks to the FM at G4S

Q: What was your first ever job? My very first job was as a lifeguard at a hotel leisure club in Aberdeen, Scotland at the age of 17, I always wanted a career in Leisure. Q: What was your first job in ...

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The adaption game

Britain’s relatively low productivity levels are increasingly in the spotlight, and once again attention is focused on skills shortages and education gaps. But for a fast-changing sector such as FM Jane Bell, director of corporate development – BIFM training, argues there are ...

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Judging FM

How do organisations across the legal, media and private banking sectors approach facilities management differently? In the first of a three-part series, Anthony Bennett, owner director of bespoke hospitality services business Bennett Hay, will focus on the legal sector’s approach ...

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Career Ladder talks to Gather & Gather’s performance director

Q: What was your first ever job? When I was a student at catering college in Hertfordshire I worked as a kitchen porter at a country house hotel – it was a great way to observe how kitchens worked and make ...

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Feeling good

Wellbeing has been the buzzword of the FM industry recently, and everyone in the western world has heard tales told of Google’s HQ and its various eccentricities. But what are more ordinary, everyday companies doing to take care of their ...

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Career Ladder talks to Incentive FM’s director of professional services

Q: What was your first ever job? I attended a private boarding school in Brisbane on a scholarship, and worked on reception answering calls after school hours for a bit of pocket money.  Q: What was your first job in the FM sector?  ...

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Will FM become a career of choice for Britain’s youth?

We often hear that FM is a career that people just fall into. Yet Universities are now offering courses in it, foreign students are regular visitors to key sites in Britain and the wider public perception is increasing all the ...

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