Gov Facility Services Ltd (GFSL) is launching an apprenticeship programme to help people to develop skills and careers at the Ministry of Justice-owned company, which supplies prison maintenance services.
The amount of days worked remotely is expected to double post-crisis, going from 1.2 days pre-pandemic to 2.4 days a week post-pandemic, according to research published this week by real estate advisor JLL.
Amolak Dhariwal, vice-president of finance at Sodexo’s global supply management and service operations division, has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to business.
The Covid-19 crisis exacerbated the existing skills gap in the building services sector, but also created new opportunities and accelerated potential solutions, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).
The dissertation of a student of facilities management at Sheffield Hallam University reveals that the profile of a ‘typical FM’ remains largely unchanged since 1999: a 45-year-old white man who fell into the profession.
A year to the week since it rebranded from BIFM and resolved to upskill and standardise the profession, the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management has introduced the 'Level 6 Diploma in Workplace Leadership, Insight and Change', a degree-level qualification supporting IWFM's aspiration to become a chartered professional body.