The Junior Engineering Engagement Programme
The facilities management industry has an image problem that we want to change. People don’t know about the opportunities it offers, or they think it’s all oily rags and no prospects. This couldn’t be further from the truth!
As an industry, we’re seeing the impact of these negative ideas. There’s an acute lack of new talent and a growing skills gap across the board, which we can’t expect to change if we don’t do anything to help. Which is why we started our Junior Engineering Engagement Programme (J.E.E.P.).
Now in its third year, the J.E.E.P. will be taught in early secondary classrooms across the country, engaging students with the principles of facilities management and engineering. Experiments, group activities and sustainability projects are just part of the immersive syllabus, not to mention a behind-the-scenes field trip at an FM location around the country.
We hope that throughout the programme, students will learn what a career in these industries can look like and that it can be one full of opportunity and success. Good luck to all J.E.E.P. students taking part in this exciting journey!