The Sector Skills Council for the places where we live and work
Facilities Management case studies
Luke Gilbert, FM Apprentice, the Petchey Academy, London, since starting his job in FM, his aim has been to work from the bottom up so that one day he can enjoy a career as a facilities manager.
Rishi Joshi, FM Apprentice, John Laing Integrated Services. Rishi told Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg how he enjoys his apprenticeship which involves managing public facilities and buildings in west London. Nick Clegg was promoting 'green' apprenticeships as part of the Green Deal. Rishi's job in FM plays an important role in creating a low carbon environment through the efficient management of buildings.
Jordan Clarke, FM Apprentice, Redbridge Council is taking the Facilities Management Apprenticeship while working for Redbridge Council. He had no previous experience in FM and sees the apprenticeship as a good route in. "There aren't many young people in FM and none of my friends know what it is. I think this programme will change that and make it a younger industry. There's plenty of potential here for me."
Robert Davies, Facilities Manager, Ceredigion County Council. He has worked in the industry for twenty years. He understands how important facilities management is to organisations and believes the sector's profile has never been higher.
Rachel Nyquist, 48, is General Services Manager at Eurest Services. She enrolled onto the Facilities Management Apprenticeship as part of her professional development. She moved into FM after 28 years in catering with Eurest Services, the workplace support services arm of Compass Group UK & Ireland.
Alex Maitland, Executive Chef Manager, Eurest Services, took the Facilities Management Apprenticeship to further his career in service management. "FM seemed an obvious next step for me. Lots of people are moving into it as companies try to streamline their services and bring them under one provider. Everything I've been taught on the apprenticeship I've been able to put into practice in my job."