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NIC Group granted power to deliver Apprenticeships in house

* NIC-Group-Apprenticeships.jpgThe Department of Education has awarded NIC Group a place on the Apprentice Provider & Assessment Register, enabling the company to deliver, in house, its own Apprenticeships.

“This pioneering initiative marks a significant milestone in the cleaning industry,” says the company. “As the first Employer Provider for Apprenticeships in our field, NIC Group is set to revolutionise the way cleaning services are delivered and elevate standards across the industry.”

The milestone represents the first of many Learning and Career development initiatives NIC Group is working towards since its acquisition of Worldweaver Training & Development five months ago, further establishing NIC Group's commitment to excellence and innovation. By leveraging its extensive expertise and industry insights, it is introducing a groundbreaking model that combines high-quality cleaning services with unparalleled employment opportunities.

Key highlights of the initiative include:

• Innovative Employment Model: NIC Group's initiative introduces an employment model that empowers cleaners to become direct employees of NIC Group while receiving comprehensive training, benefits and career advancement opportunities. This approach not only enhances job security and stability for cleaners but also raises the bar for professionalism and quality in the cleaning industry.

• Integrated Training Programs: NIC Group has proven its dedication to investing in the professional development of its workforce. Through tailored training programs and ongoing support, it equips cleaners with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in their roles and deliver exceptional service to clients.

"We are absolutely thrilled to announce the launch of our groundbreaking, trailblazing apprenticeship program!” enthuses John Spencer, NIC Group chairman

“We are the first privately owned cleaning provider to gain this recognition in our ability to train, educate and advance the careers of all our colleagues. This isn't just another training initiative; it's a bold step towards revolutionising the cleaning industry!

"Our trailblazing apprenticeship is designed to redefine what it means to be a cleaner. Through innovative curriculum and hands-on experience, apprentices will not only learn essential cleaning techniques but also develop leadership skills and sustainability practices. But it doesn't stop there - this program is a catalyst for change. Our initiative embodies our unwavering commitment to professionalism, integrity and excellence - and we are excited to set a new standard of excellence in the industry."

Laura Sterling, people development director at NIC, adds:

''Launching our own cleaning apprenticeship, as an employer-provider, ensures skills are kept in-house, bringing a myriad of benefits to NIC, our clients and apprentices alike.

"For NIC, it means cultivating a highly skilled workforce tailored to the specific needs of our clients and their facilities, ensuring continuity and efficiency in operations. Every one of our apprenticeships will be bespoke to our ways of working and our clients’ specifications, whilst ensuring we deliver the knowledge, skills and behaviours outlined in the curriculum.''

Image: NIC's national operations director, Gavin Glossop and NIC colleagues


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