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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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Time to reskill our people to meet the needs of the digital economy

Blog from Jason Webb, Director, Electronic Temperature Instruments The Autumn Budget presented an opportunity to reshape the economy around technology and scientific innovation and take a proactive approach to reskilling for a digital era. This means the upskilling of certain ...

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‘Colossal’ skills drive required for Government’s £650bn Infrastructure Pipeline plan

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has warned that whilst the government’s announcement of a record £650 billion investment in infrastructure projects over the next decade will be a massive boost for the buildings services sector, this will need to ...

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Over £1 million gifted from Sodexo to fund apprenticeships for SMEs and not for profits

Sodexo is helping numerous small companies and not-for-profit organisations to upskill their workforce by gifting more than £1 million of its apprenticeship levy to support 106 new apprentices. The money is helping train people for roles across many sectors including ...

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Labour market feeling the heat as building services industry rebounds

The speed of the economic recovery is already revealing cracks in the building services labour market, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). During a webinar hosted by the Association, recruitment experts warned that without significant investment in upskilling ...

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Over half of UK workers want to skill up for career success

With many people in the UK in furlough or out of work, new research from Totaljobs has found that two thirds of workers are using this time to re-evaluate their career. Those considering a career change by working in a ...

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The knowledge economy

David Sharp, CEO of International Workplace, explains to Sara Bean why continuous learning at work is the best way to upskill FM personnel and improve their performance The government’s plans to restrict visas for lower-skilled, lower-paid overseas workers as part ...

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Why now is the time to focus on upskilling your staff

Upskilling may be the last thing on your mind in the COVID-19 climate, however, software company simPRO provides three reasons why it should be at the top of your to-do list. 1. Prioritising upskilling now can prepare your business to ...

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Path to success

A new upskilling support programme is being offered to front line FM employees to help enhance their learning pathways and broaden their career options FutureFit is an initiative delivered by charity, East London Business Alliance (ELBA) which aims to help ...

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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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