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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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FM Clinic: Addressing the skills gap in FM through training and development

According to the Facilities Management Business Confidence survey by the BIFM, 27 per cent of respondents felt a shortage of skilled staff could be a barrier to success over the next 12 months. Yet in a separate report by the ...

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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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Kier opens its doors to attract a new generation of talent

Kier is opening a record 53 of its sites across England, Scotland and Wales for Open Doors Week 2018 (19 to 24 March), offering members of the public the chance to go behind the scenes at ‘live’ construction sites, and ...

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Apprenticeship uptake falls following the introduction of government levy

Since the introduction of the government’s apprenticeship levy scheme earlier this year, the number of people starting apprenticeships has drastically fallen by 59 per cent. At the end of this academic year, figures released by the Department of Education show ...

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BIFM says a flexible, evidence-based migration policy is needed from government

Following an article in The Guardian last week which revealed details of a leaked Government draft immigration policy, the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) is now calling on the government to make certain that any future migration policy is evidence-based and meets the ...

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New BESA President to drive emerging talent

Tim Hopkinson has been named as the newly elected President of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) for 2017/18 at the Association’s recent annual general meeting. Hopkinson, who is the Managing Director of ductwork manufacturer and installation contractor E Poppleton ...

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Mind the gap

One of the biggest challenges for any organisation is attracting, recruiting, training and retaining good people. Chris Kenneally, CEO at The Cordant Group explains more about how the FM industry needs to embrace these principles In my opinion there has ...

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The trends of 2016

The facilities management sector is an important contributor to the UK, employing roughly 10 per cent of the UK working population and estimated to be worth £111bn a year to the national economy. Stuart Linington, managing director, NG Bailey’s Facilities ...

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Leadership skills gap being widened by organisational ageism

According to a new report released by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), workers over the age of 50 are often overlooked for promotion despite possessing the essential knowledge and experience needed to fill the UK’s leadership skills gap. The ...

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