TV programme to focus on Careers in Facilities Management

09-10-12 16:20 BIFM

BIFM, together with the consortium led by Asset Skills to develop higher level apprenticeships in facilities management have produced a TV programme to highlight careers in facilities management and the opportunities available to progress within the FM industry.

Careers in Facilities Management: A world of choice and opportunity will air on 24th October 2012 at 8.30pm, on the Information Channel – Sky 212 and Freesat 401 channels. The programme will also be available for viewing on the BIFM website and Business TV website after the airing date. Watch a short preview of the programme here

Announced at the ‘Inspiring the next generation of facilities management professionals’ event which took place in London on 8 October 2012, the TV programme forms part of both BIFM and the Asset Skills’ mission to focus on the facilities management profession and raise awareness of FM as a great career choice and to highlight the entry and development pathways that are now available within the profession. The event also saw the launch of the degree level apprenticeships in facilities management at levels 4 and 5; opening up the entry and development routes into and within the industry.

The programme will feature a range of speakers from across the industry highlighting FM as a career of choice, the opportunities, the skills needed and the ways to develop and enter the industry.

Gareth Tancred, CEO, BIFM said “This programme is part of a much bigger mission that we and the facilities management industry must take on which is raising the awareness of facilities management as a career of choice. We need to entice and attract people from the younger age group into the profession. The TV programme has given us a platform to highlight the opportunities that facilities management offers and the new ways that are now available to progress and develop your abilities within the industry.”

Sarah Bentley, CEO, Asset Skills said “Raising awareness of facilities management among young people is a key part of what we do. As the industry skills body for FM, we have developed apprenticeships from entry-level 2 right up to degree-level 5 and these training frameworks are helping ensure a strong career structure is now in place to support the sector.

“The TV documentary ‘Careers in FM’ focuses on the opportunities this growing industry holds in terms of employment and training, and the types of interesting job roles that FM involves. We’re delighted to have had the chance to take part in such an informative programme.”

> Watch the short promotional video here

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