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Training: delivered by an expert
As an operative, cleaning training is one thing but an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Facilities Services will (or should) open more doors. As a contractor, having trained facilities people on board will give you more clout. People with skills in facilities services can make your organisation more effective, productive and competitive - and the workplace safer - by addressing your skills gaps directly, even in uncertain economic times.
"Anyone who is in a job and needs extra training and development can become an apprentice," argued multi-award-winning Mary Schramm (pictured) from South Thames College in Merton. "The Facilities Services Apprenticeship is suitable for anyone who performs the following jobs: hospital porter, facilities operative, caretaker, concierge, receptionist, site security, cleaning, grounds maintenance, waste operative...
"And when you consider that the majority of the training is funded by the Government and that most of the training takes place in the workplace (the college comes to you), it's clear that this is a great opportunity. Training consists of doing practical tasks, learning necessary job theory and developing key employment skills. It takes around 12 months and will be arranged around your staff schedules with one-to-one support from your assessor. And upon completion of the Level 2 Apprenticeship, candidates may wish to undertake the Advanced Apprenticeship in Facilities Management."
Mary will be happy to go into more detail. Contact her at:
28th March 2013