Entries by aB-M1975oo

Do you mind the gap?

Article from Twin FM: https://www.twinfm.com/article/do-you-mind-the-gap The UK is suffering from a general skills shortage – and young people are typically not considering FM as a career path. This has lead to a skills gap, writes HR Director Chris Townsend. Therefore, it is right that we look to apprenticeships as a possible solution to this problem […]

How to place STEM in the real world

Article from tes: https://www.tes.com/news/how-place-stem-real-world-sponsored Want to open pupils’ eyes to the wonder of Stem? Show them where their learning fits into real life, says Matt Pearson. You’re in a lab and there’s been a dangerous chemical spill. With every second that passes, there is an increased likelihood that the seriousness of the situation increases. So […]

Raising the profile of apprenticeships

Article from Teacher Toolkit: https://www.teachertoolkit.co.uk/2019/07/08/apprenticeships/ Is an apprenticeship a viable alternative to going to university? What hinders the perception of apprenticeships? Over 36 per cent of parents do not know ‘what an apprenticeship is’ which is clearly a problem with perceptions and attitudes to alternative career choices which is creating skills gaps in key industries. […]

ABM UK launches second year of perception change campaign J.E.E.P.

Article from Facilities Management Journal: https://www.fmj.co.uk/abm-uk-launches-second-year-of-perception-change-campaign-j-e-e-p/ Facilities management services provider, ABM UK, has kicked off year two of its  Junior Engineering Engagement Programme (J.E.E.P) following a successful pilot year with three schools in West London. The programme aims to tackle perceptions and provide information about engineering, FM and apprenticeships amongst secondary school aged children and their […]

New and improved IWFM Awards boasts a bumper crop of finalists

Article from Facilitate Magazine: https://www.facilitatemagazine.com/news/new-and-improved-iwfm-awards-boasts-a-bumper-crop-of-finalists/ The finalists for the IWFM Awards 2019, which builds on the heritage of the BIFM Awards, were announced this week.  The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management’s annual awards put the spotlight on individuals and organisations driving innovation and delivering exceptional results in the profession. And this year’s ceremony introduces […]

Manchester students participate in ABM UK engineering programme

Article from About Manchester: https://aboutmanchester.co.uk/manchester-students-participate-in-abm-uk-engineering-programme/ Last week, 45 Manchester schoolchildren were welcomed into a programme aimed at tackling the ‘oily rags’ perception of engineering and opening their eyes to alternative routes to university. The programme was developed following research which revealed that 70% of children and 33% of parents in Manchester don’t even know what […]

Report: perceptions of apprenticeships and technical careers

We’re determined to change the face of technical careers in the UK and inspire a new and enthusiastic generation of young talent. As such, we commissioned a report and spent time collecting the thoughts and opinions of those that can really make this happen; UK parents and young people. For UK youngsters, mum and dad […]

J.E.E.P. sets off

Article from professionalsecurity.co.uk Oily rags and overalls is a public view of engineering and facilities management (FM), despite offering a pathway that promises no university debt and earning potential, says an FM contract company that is trialling a scheme to find new talent. ABM UK welcomed 36 West London schoolchildren and their parents to the launch […]

Training initiative launched to engage young engineers

Article from pfmonthenet.net ABM UK has announced the launch of its Junior Engineering Engagement Programme (JEEP), to be held at its training centre in Greenford, Middlesex. Aimed at addressing the much-publicised skills gap, the initiative intends to engage with 36 year seven students from three West London secondary schools with the intention of inspiring engineering […]

J.E.E.P.sters wowed – Junior Engineering Engagement Programme launched

Article from twinfm.com by Brian Shillibeer On the evening of December 4, facilities management services provider and engineering firm, ABM UK launched its Junior Engineering Engagement Programme (J.E.E.P) at its training centre in Greenford, Middlesex. 36 West London schoolchildren (from three London Borough of Ealing secondary schools: Northolt High School, Brentside High School, and Featherstone […]