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NHS Property Services enrols with BIFM

NHS Property Services Ltd, responsible for one of the largest property portfolios in Europe has partnered with the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), to provide membership and professional development for 1,500 of its nominated FM employees. Responsible for maintaining ...

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You’re hired

The profile of apprenticeships has increased greatly over the last four years for both facilities management and for the generation preparing to join the workforce. This comes at a time when FM – and business in general – is confronted ...

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Xenon launches FM courses in the north of England

Facilities management training and qualifications provider, the Xenon Group, has announced its intention to launch a series of one day courses in the north of England. Starting with a one-day “Understanding Facilities Management” course in April, the courses will be ...

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A commitment to FM training and qualifications

A commitment to training and qualifications differentiates excellent companies and FMs from the rest, says Jane Bell, director of Learning and Development Services, BIFM Training The old Chinese saying about living in ‘interesting times’ seems never to have been more ...

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‘Centre of Excellence’ status awarded to Interserve and University of Sussex partnership

The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) has awarded ‘Centre of Excellence’ status to Sussex Estates and Facilities LLP – a partnership between Interserve and the University of Sussex – in recognition of the best practice training it is providing ...

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New trade body rules provide fresh assurance on pest control

A move to promote professional standards within the pest control industry has been hailed as positive news for business. New rules mean members of leading trade body the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) must now meet strict criteria relating to ...

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Growing demand for FM in Ireland leads to BIFM expansion

BIFM has announced that it is building on its current presence in Belfast with the opening of a new office in Dublin. The expansion is part of the organisation’s broader international strategy and will support members in Ireland, of which ...

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SFG20 – the definitive standard for building maintenance

Bruce Kirton, B&ES Publications chief executive, explains how having a standard for building maintenance has never been more important. Maintaining buildings to an appropriate standard is universally accepted as essential, but what does ‘appropriate’ actually mean? With ever-changing regulations, keeping up ...

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Employers introduce initiatives to support older workers

New research from Group Risk Development (GRiD), the trade body for the group risk industry has revealed that more than a quarter of employers (27 per cent) have introduced flexible working initiatives to meet the needs of their older members ...

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Transferring past skills into your current roles

In an interview with FMJ last month, Macro MD Debra Ward said that waitressing in her youth was the best possible preparation for a career in FM as it taught her how to prioritise, about procurement, customer service and more. ...

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