City Guild Award Scheme Seeks Young FM Star

12-09-17 11:2 BIFM

One of the City of London’s most historic livery companies is seeking the help of BIFM members as it gathers nominations for a young facilities manager award.

The Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers, whose origins date back to the 14th century, is offering an award intended for employers in the facilities management sector, to help them ‘identify, motivate and develop young managers who they believe will rise to the very top in their industry’.

The winner of the Pattenmakers’ Award 2017 will receive a small bursary as well as expert support to create a personal development programme in consultation with their employer, including off-site courses and work placements.

Candidates should be aged between 21 and 32, and currently working in an FM management role. An interview panel comprised of senior members from the FM industry, including Martin Pickard, Richard Muir, Kath Fontana and David Sharp will judge the contestants.

Judges will be looking for a young manager who:

• Is enthusiastic about a career in FM or has aspirations to have a career in FM;

• Can demonstrate their commitment to their own personal development;

• Has potential for future promotion to a senior role;

• Shows a high standard of professional ethics;

• Can demonstrate initiative;

• Displays leadership behaviour inside and outside of the workplace; and

• Has the support of their Director (or equivalent).

Interviews will be held in London on Friday 17 November 2017. There will be a Young Pattenmakers’ Dinner during the evening, to which all applicants will be invited, although attendance is optional.

Entries must be made in writing using a nomination form (available here), which should be emailed to by 20 October, with an accompanying letter of support from a Director for each entrant.

The Award will be presented to the winner by the Lord Mayor of London at the Pattenmakers’ Annual Banquet in January 2018 at Mansion House, along with a small financial bursary donated by Glennister Associates.

The winner will also receive the Freedom of the Livery, with the opportunity to apply for the Freedom of the City of London at a later stage.

The Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers operates two Young Manager’s Award schemes which provide career development support to deserving young managers, including one each year from the facilities management and built environment sector.


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