Rising talent in Facilities Management
13 October 2014
The demonstration of a commitment to serving industry and society at large through a 'three-core' training plan that creates diverse employment opportunities for young talent has gained FM service contractor ISS the BIFM's Profound Impact Award for 2014.
ISS has developed three core initiatives that form the basis of its submission to the awards: 'Work Inspiration' - work experience for those aged 14-16 delivered in partnership with Business In The Community; apprenticeships offering the 'earn as you learn' route offering key skills and technical certificates and NVQs (together with partners the National Apprenticeship Service and Babcock); and graduate schemes for 'fully immersing graduates into the business from the outset as part of our drive to make FM a career of choice, not chance'.
In a statement, the company said: 'The ISS Strategy Alignment: Investing In People' links the company's commitment to youth employability inextricably to ISS's wider strategy, The 'ISS Way', which looks to attain service excellence by understanding the client and putting ISS's people at the heart of the businesses."
ISS believes it will be critical for it to have an engaged and rewarded workforce if the company is to realise its vision of being the world's 'greatest service organisation'.