27 May 2016
BIFM has been working with an employer Trailblazer group to develop a new apprenticeship for FM supervisors.
The new apprenticeship for FM supervisors aims to prepare an individual for managing a facilities management service, or a group of services, which can be labelled as ‘hard’ (estate/building management) or soft (catering/cleaning/administration/security).
All apprentices would be required to supervise others, to understand the contractual requirements and service delivery targets between their employing organisation and the client/customer in order to achieve service targets. The apprentice will have to provide customer service skills and be proactive in finding solutions to problems.
As part of this development, the employer Trailblazer group has produced a draft assessment plan to support the previously approved apprenticeship standard and is seeking feedback from industry on the suitability and feasibility of its proposals.
To participate in the employers’ consultation, visit: www.bifm.org.uk/TrailblazerFMSconsultation
Fraser Talbot, Professional Standards and Education Manager at BIFM, said: “It is important that the industry has apprenticeships that provide individuals with the knowledge and skills to meet their needs. That is why it is crucial that the trailblazer groups consult with the wider industry to gather feedback on their proposal. That is why we are now asking employers to respond to the consultation as it is imperative that a representative view of the industry is taken – from large companies to SMEs.”
The apprenticeship standard has already been approved and published by the government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and is attached to this consultation for reference. Please read through the standard before the assessment plan to provide the context for the assessment plan.
The employers’ consultation will remain open until Friday 24 June.
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