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FM apprenticeship scheme launched

Published 8th June, 2010 by Neil Nixon

FM apprenticeship scheme launched

A new facilities management apprenticeship programme is being launched in London and the South East. It is one of six FM apprenticeship projects being trialled across England as part of the new employer funded Virtual Academy for Business Services pilot, set up by the Sector Skills Council for FM, Asset Skills.

As the economy continues to recover there is widespread acknowledgement among employers of the ongoing need to raise skills in the workforce to retain a competitive advantage, particularly in an economic climate in which efficiency and effectiveness are paramount to success.

“This apprenticeship is a brand new training programme for the industry which we developed with FM employers,” said Karen Waterlow, FM specialist at Asset Skills. “We believe it will have a big impact on raising skills across the facilities management workforce and we want to hear from employers who are interested in getting involved.”

Apprenticeships have been identified by all political parties as an effective way of developing the highly skilled staff needed for long term economic prosperity.

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