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Polyteck launches apprenticeship programme to create its own pipeline of skilled engineers

The construction and facilities management business has launched its own apprenticeship programme to address the industry skills shortage, with plans to take on eight apprentices this year. The move will address the shortage of engineers in the industry, a shortage ...

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Research highlights gaps in UK’s workplace training provisions

In its recent whitepaper report ‘Are we trained for work?’, research by enterprise LMS provider Digits has revealed that over a quarter (27 per cent) of British workers may not have received enough training for their current roles, while a similar ...

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The apprenticeship opportunity

Linda Hausmanis, IWFM CEO says levy-funded apprenticeships allow employers to invest in their workforce by combining education, work-based learning and ongoing development Facilities management is at a pivotal moment in its relatively short history. Having grown exponentially over the last ...

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Employment confidence reaches record level as COVID-hit sectors struggle to recruit

Employment intentions are now at their highest since 2013 according to the CIPD’s latest Labour Market Outlook. This gain has been driven by a continued surge in recruitment intentions, with 69 per cent of employers planning to recruit in the ...

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Engineered for success

Between 20–30 per cent of all UK engineers are employed in FM, but the UK faces an engineering skills shortage. Sara Searle, Head of HR & Payroll and Julie Connell HR Generalist at Liebherr, explain how a long running National ...

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Industry consultation highlights lack of skilled workers in the low carbon arena

According to the findings of a new industry-wide ‘skills for climate’ consultation, seven in 10 engineering services businesses (70 per cent) say they currently do not have enough competent employees to undertake ‘low to no carbon’ work. Some 39 per ...

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Generation game

Jenny Cantrell, Business Manager of Facilities Management recruitment experts 300 North on why the FM sector needs to reach out to the school and student population to succession plan for the future With the current skills shortage in FM, largely ...

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Technical talent

Engineering is crucial to the UK economy, but the skills gap is growing. FMJ asked building services provider JCA how it finds, trains and motivates its staff Engineering is a critical part of the UK economy, employing around 20 per ...

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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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FM Clinic: What can the FM sector do to ensure the engineering skills pipeline is maintained in the long term?

M&A analysis of the FM sector by BDO found that just over half of deals completed in the last two years involved businesses in the building management systems, M&E and compliance services sub sectors. In this way organisations can bring ...

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