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2017 - the Year of the Qualification

03 January 2017 | Updated 01 January 1970

The Sodexo IFM Academy has seen the first five employees graduate from its British Institute of Facilities Management accredited training programme.

The Sodexo Corporate Services and Sodexo Healthcare employees now have a BIFM level 4 qualification, giving them an insight into the FM marketplace and the skills and knowledge to manage and operate Integrated Facilities Management contracts.

A further 80 employees are enrolled into the Sodexo IFM Academy, with more expected to graduate in 2017.

Andrew Wilkinson, Sodexo Corporate Services marketing director, said: “As the FM industry becomes increasingly professionalised and the marketplace moves towards a delivery model of strategic partnerships, the Sodexo IFM Academy is central to providing both meaningful development to employees and a platform to compete.

“We’re incredibly proud of our first graduates from the Sodexo IFM Academy, who have worked hard to earn a BIFM level 4 qualification. By training our employees to such a high standard we look to benefit clients by bringing them a solid understanding of an industry that is constantly evolving and responding to trends in technology and practice.”

Linda Hausmanis, acting CEO of BIFM, said: “We have worked closely with Sodexo’s learning and development team to put in place the framework and process that will train and develop their teams towards the achievement of an internationally recognised professional qualification aligned  to the FM Professional Standards. It evidences the value that employers place on upskilling staff with BIFM accredited qualifications and the FM professional standards that underpin them."

Picture: Five Sodexo IFM employees graduated before Christmas 2016 with a BIFM level 4 qualification

Article written by Cathryn Ellis | Published 03 January 2017


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