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Weller's Style Counsel

Most leaders in all FM services now really need to step up and start encouraging and introducing youth apprenticeship programmes, counsels  Michael Weller a long-time advocate of treating the people in the industry fairly.

Weller know this only too well - having built and sold more than one business that has flourished by adopting principals of encouraging and paying staff properly so that the business being sold retains genuine value.

Weller is Chief Executive at Thames Cleaning & Support Services where he is again attempting to  ensure the company's managed services have solid sustainable attributes the long term.

He asks in his recent LinkedIn blog - have you noticed just how little youth is being engaged and trained into most of our managed service teams?

'In 2017, at new site managed cleaning contract bids in London, Thames will be offering in our proposals (and at our full cost) to fund one apprentice for the contract term to work, train and develop alongside our management teams.

'All senior buyers and service leaders alike should pass it on to encourage those that can make a real difference and follow our lead by investing in youth and our industry's very best futures', Weller concludes.

Picture: An apprentice

Article written by Michael Weller

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