Facilities Management

OCS to Increase UK Apprenticeships

OCS has committed to increase the number of apprenticeship placements it offers in the UK and Ireland to over 1,000Read More »

UK & Ireland

Mitie Launches Cleaning Hygiene Operative Apprenticeships

Mitie has enrolled 20 learners on a new Cleaning Hygiene Operative Level 2 apprenticeship programme. The scheme offers specialised trainingRead More »

Letters to the Editor

Letters: Labour’s Proposed Growth and Skills Levy

Kelly Dolphin, SBFM people and culture director, comments on plans by the Labour Party to ‘shake-up’ apprenticeship funding in theRead More »

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Hochiki Europe Expands Fire Safety Education Commitment

Hochiki Europe has renewed its partnership with fire safety engineering apprenticeship provider the Banham Academy by donating additional equipment. BuildingRead More »

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Mitie Recognises Outstanding Colleagues

Mitie brought over 75 colleagues together at its 2024 Recognition Awards event in The Shard this week to celebrate theirRead More »

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Mitie Celebrates Winners of Inaugural Apprenticeship Awards

Mitie celebrated National Apprenticeship Week with its inaugural Apprenticeship Awards ceremony, recognising the outstanding efforts of apprentices and their champions.Read More »


HIT Chef Apprentice of the Year

Tay-Jaun (TJ) Moore, an apprentice chef for Sodexo Live! has been named Chef Apprentice of the Year at the HITRead More »


Developing Young People in Catering

BaxterStorey has taken on its first-ever cohort of Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA) apprentices as the UK celebrates National Apprenticeship Week.Read More »


Compass Expands Apprenticeship Funding

Compass Group is supporting 250 apprentice programmes at 170 organisations across the UK after committing more than £3 million toRead More »

Corporate Real Estate

NHSPS: Spotlight on National Apprenticeship Week

NHS Property Services is marking National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) by celebrating the positive impact of apprenticeships on individuals, businesses andRead More »

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Why the Security Industry Needs More Women

Simon Martindill, Head of Marketing for G4S Secure Solutions (UK), explains the benefits of recruiting more women into security andRead More »

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Electrifying Scotland: Surge in Young Talent Sparks Demand for Apprenticeships

Scotland’s electrical bodies are optimistic about the future, with a substantial influx of young talent expected to shape the industryRead More »

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Second Princess Royal Training Award for Umbrella Training

Hospitality apprenticeship provider Umbrella Training has won a Princess Royal Training Award for the second time, recognising the organisation’s exceptional commitment toRead More »

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Mitie Welcomes 60 New Apprentices

Mitie’s #SignupSkillup programme has recruited 60 new facilities management apprentices from all over the UK. The new recruits have joinedRead More »

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Bridging the UK’s Energy Skills Gap with Apprenticeships

Aggreko’s apprenticeships programme has celebrates its latest class of graduates. Andrew MacNaughton, Calum Michie, Lewis Chisholm, Derek Collie and RafalRead More »


Multicultural Apprenticeship Award for Compass

Compass Group UK & Ireland has been named ‘Employer of the Year 2023’ in the the Retail, Hospitality and TourismRead More »

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Mitie Earns 5% Club Membership with Commitment to Apprenticeships

Mitie has been named as a member of The 5% Club which works to create a shared prosperity across theRead More »


Compass Apprentice Chef of the Year

Compass Group’s annual Apprentice Chef of the Year final saw eight of the company’s apprentices demonstrate their skills within aRead More »

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UK Employers Urged to Sign Up to Cleaning Hygiene Operative Apprenticeship Sessions

Employers interested in learning about the new Cleaning Hygiene Operative Apprenticeship are being urged to sign up for a seriesRead More »

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Why Electrical Safety Begins with a Successful Apprenticeship Programme

Alan Wilson, managing director of Scotland’s largest construction trade association SELECT, has told a radio audience that training and apprenticeshipsRead More »

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Celebrating Hospitality Apprentices

Apprentices from across the UK’s hospitality industry have been celebrated at the Purple Umbrella Awards held at BAFTA 195, theRead More »

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Funding Apprenticeships in the West Midlands

A £500,000 donation from Compass Group will support delivery of hospitality and professional services apprenticeships by the West Midlands CombinedRead More »


Lifting Apprenticeship Now Available Via Open Delivery

The Level 3 Lifting Equipment Technician Apprenticeship is now available in England as an Open Programme which delivers teaching viaRead More »

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Second Princess Royal Training Award for Umbrella

Hospitality apprenticeship provider Umbrella Training has won a Princess Royal Training Award for the second time in recognition of theRead More »

FM Magazine

International Women in Engineering Day: Interview with Jamie Dunn from Veolia

In advance of International Women in Engineering Day on 23rd June, Jamie Dunn, National Electrical, Control and Instrumentation Engineer (UK) atRead More »

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Lobbying Secures Support for Electrical Apprentices

Scotland’s leading electrical bodies are celebrating after securing additional funding for apprentices and adult trainees. The Scottish Electrical Charitable Training TrustRead More »


Partnership Supports Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Men

Serco has partnered with the Clontarf Foundation to provide A$50,000 of support for male Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studentsRead More »


Comment on UK Spring Budget ‘Returnerships’

John McPherson, UK Managing Director of Business & Industry at global facility services provider ABM, comments on the announcement ofRead More »


Why Proposed Standards for a UK Cleaning Apprenticeship are Essential

Jim Melvin, Chairman of the British Cleaning Council (BCC), comments as proposals for an Apprenticeship Levy funded industry-wide training schemeRead More »


Why Now’s the Time for a Career in Logistics

Opportunities abound for those who dare, says Leigh Anderson, managing director of Bis Henderson Recruitment as the UK commemorates NationalRead More »

FM Magazine

Why Heating Apprenticeships Are Crucial to Our Net Zero Future

As the United Kingdom marks National Apprenticeship Week, Karen Boswell OBE, managing director of BDR Thermea Group business Baxi UKRead More »

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Apprentice of the Year

A trainee solicitor who demonstrated drive and determination pursuing a career in the law has been named Apprentice of theRead More »

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FIS and Worshipful Company of Plaisterers 2022 Training Award Winners

FIS and The Worshipful Company of Plaisterers have announced the winners of their annual Training Awards at a gala lunchRead More »


Star Apprentice to Represent UK at WorldSkills Plumbing Finals in Germany

Connor Cruden, who in 2020 completed his four-year plumbing apprenticeship having come top in 2019 at the SkillPLUMB UK finalsRead More »

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Lord Mayor of the City of London to Present Training Awards

Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) and the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers have announced the 694th Lord Mayor of the CityRead More »


Championing Apprenticeships

As the UK marks Hospitality Apprenticeships Week, Jonathan Foot, Compass Group’s Head of Apprenticeships and Early Careers, discusses the company’sRead More »


ABM Expands Junior Engineering Engagement Programme

ABM UK has opened its doors to a fifth cohort of participants on its Junior Engineering Engagement Programme (J.E.E.P.), andRead More »

Facilities Management

Wates FM Launches Apprenticeship Programme at Twycross Zoo

UK facilities management provider Wates FM is investing in the future workforce with a year-long apprenticeship programme at its flagshipRead More »


First-of-its-Kind Heat Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship

Pinnacle Group subsidiary Pinnacle Power is claiming a UK first following the development of a new Heat Maintenance Technician ApprenticeshipRead More »


Compass Apprentice Chef of the Year Dinner

Compass Group UK & Ireland hosted 60 people at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at its annual Apprentice Chef of the YearRead More »


International Women in Engineering Day 2022: My Career in Engineering

On International Women in Engineering Day, Rocio Roldan Aguayo, CEng MIChemE and Veolia Process Engineer, discusses her route into theRead More »

construction industry

Tackling Skills Shortages with Alternative Entry into Construction

Emma Dickson, Technical Director at Arcadis and industry co-chair of the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum’s Skills and Workforce sub group,Read More »

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Sodexo Reaction to UK Spring Budget Statement and Provision for Apprenticeships

Sean Haley, Chair of Sodexo UK & Ireland, responds to the UK spring budget statement and the development of apprenticeshipRead More »

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Compass Partners with Decorated Scottish Chef

Compass is partnering with Scotland’s only two Michelin-starred Chef, Stephen McLaughlin as he becomes Culinary Ambassador for Compass Scotland. ThisRead More »

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Homeless Charity Unveils Modular Home Development

Centrepoint, one of the UK’s largest charities dedicated to combating youth homelessness, has released images of a new, 33-modular-home developmentRead More »


Kier Recruitment Drive to Fill Over 1,200 Vacancies

Kier has launched a recruitment drive with over 1,200 jobs available across the Group. As one of the UK’s leadingRead More »

Cleaning & Hygiene

British Cleaning Council Consultation on Sector-wide Apprenticeship Levy Scheme

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) is urging employers, training operatives and providers and assessment organisations operating in the cleaning andRead More »

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Preparing Prisoners for the World of Work

Metal recycler EMR has invested £40,000 in a new workshop facility at HMP Forest Bank to enable inmates to gainRead More »


Why Collaboration is Key to Solving the UK’s Technical Skills Gap

ABM UK managing director, John McPherson, explains how collaboration can plug a widely reported technical skills gap in the UK.Read More »


Helping Reskill the Low Paid in London

17.11.2021, 11:24 Helping Reskill the Low Paid in London ABM has pledged £192,000 of unspent Apprenticeship Levy funding as partRead More »


Saving Christmas with Interims

With rising ecommerce volumes combining with a driver shortage to create the perfect storm in the UK, Leigh Anderson, managingRead More »


Celebrating Hospitality Apprenticeship Week 2021

With Hospitality Apprenticeship Week underway in the United Kingdom, Jonathan Foot, Head of Apprenticeships and Early Careers at Compass GroupRead More »

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Mitie Welcomes Technical Apprentices

28.09.2021, 13:21 Mitie Welcomes Technical Apprentices Mitie has surpassed a target of recruiting 50 new technical apprentices in 2021 withRead More »


Taking Culinary Apprenticeships Forward with Marcus Wareing

26.08.2021, 08:56 Taking Culinary Apprenticeships Forward with Marcus Wareing Compass Group has launched a new apprenticeship programme in collaboration withRead More »


Hospitality Employer of the Year

The Trafford College Group has named Compass Group UK and Ireland ‘Hospitality Employer of the Year’ at its annual ApprenticeshipRead More »


UK Levy Transfer Scheme Underutilised

11.02.2021, 13:20 UK Levy Transfer Scheme Underutilised A recent virtual roundtable attended by several leading organisations concluded the United Kingdom’sRead More »


Hiring the Smile, Training the Skill

09.02.2021, 08:59 Hiring the Smile, Training the Skill Jonathan Foot, Head of Apprenticeships & Early Careers at Compass Group UKRead More »


Veolia Increases UK Apprenticeships

08.02.2021, 11:31 Veolia Increases UK Apprenticeships Veolia is reporting a 115 per cent rise in intakes to its apprenticeships programmeRead More »


Driving Workplace Inclusivity

INvolve, the global network and consultancy championing diversity and inclusion in business, has named Jonathan Foot, Compass Group Head ofRead More »


Two Worthy Champions

Compass Group UK and Ireland’s annual Compass Chef of the Year competition last week celebrated the depth of talent acrossRead More »


Showing Empathy Towards Care Leavers

28.10.2020, 14:53 Showing Empathy Towards Care Leavers UK businesses need to demonstrate greater empathy for care leavers according to aRead More »


LEEA Appointed As Apprenticeship End Point Assessor

09.10.2020, 16:30 LEEA Appointed As Apprenticeship End Point Assessor The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association has been appointed as an EndRead More »


Celebrating Healthcare Heroes and BAME Apprentices

28.07.2020, 13:07 Celebrating Healthcare Heroes and BAME Apprentices Compass Group UK & Ireland has recognised the dedication of several staffRead More »


Celebrating Apprenticeships

20.02.2020, 12:26 Celebrating Apprenticeships Ian Williams joined thousands of other businesses across the UK to mark National Apprenticeship Week 2020Read More »


Encouraging Apprenticeships

07.02.2020, 15:13 Encouraging Apprenticeships Compass Group has teamed up with Highbury College, Portsmouth to re-launch its Junior Chef Academy, anRead More »


CITB Apprentice of the Year 2019

14.11.2019, 16:04 CITB Apprentice of the Year 2019 Ian Williams’ apprentice Zoe Evans has won awards in three categories atRead More »


Launch of ‘Hospitality Superheroes’ Mentoring Programme

07.08.2019, 12:06 Launch of ‘Hospitality Superheroes’ Mentoring Programme With Hospitality Apprenticeship Week underway in the United Kingdom, Umbrella Training hasRead More »

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Celebrating Emerging Talent

03.04.2019, 02:08 Celebrating Emerging Talent UK planned and responsive maintenance company Ian Williams’ annual Qualification Celebration Lunch for apprentices, traineesRead More »


Supporting the Unemployed

20.03.2019, 14:31 Supporting the Unemployed Compass Group has partnered with industry charity Springboard, One Housing Group and Your Story toRead More »

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Purple Umbrella Award for Ritz Apprentice

11.03.2019, 16:20 Purple Umbrella Award for Ritz Apprentice Holly Langan, an apprentice with The Ritz London, has been presented withRead More »


Squaring Apprenticeships with Skills Shortages

04.03.2019, 17:32 Squaring Apprenticeships with Skills Shortages ABM UK HR Director, Chris Townsend, says apprenticeships are an obvious solution toRead More »

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Chubb Expands UK Apprenticeship Programme

04.03.2019, 14:07 Chubb Expands UK Apprenticeship Programme Carrier subsidiary Chubb Fire & Security employed more apprentices in 2018 than inRead More »

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