FVC and FES FM celebrate STF award

FVC & FES celebrate STF award

FVC and FES FM celebrate STF award

A national Scottish Training Federation (STF) award – won recently by Forth Valley College and FES FM for Success In Partnership – was celebrated at FVC’s Alloa Campus on Tuesday 6 December.

Head of the College’s Department of Construction Ian Morrison and Brian Brown FES FM’s Regional Director, were delighted to show off the award at the innovative fully equipped Facilities Management National Training Centre. This was the focus of the award submission that won at the STF Annual Dinner and Awards ceremony at Crieff Hydro on Tuesday 27 September, which forms part of the STF Conference.

The partnership between the College and FES FM created the centre to train 12 MAs – at least six of which will be from the Forth Valley area - to SVQ level 3 standard.

Ian Morrison, said: “It is great to win this award and we are delighted to have won it in partnership with FES FM. It is a great endorsement of a fantastic Facilities Management initiative, training programme and centre of excellence based at our Alloa Campus and shows the capacity we have to train apprentices to a very high standard. We look forward to working with FES FM for many years to come.”

Brian Brown, said: “FES FM are extremely proud to win this award with Forth Valley College and the achievement is testament to the great partnership we have. Our longstanding relationship with Forth Valley College is fundamental to the continued successful delivery of our training and development programme. Our joint approach ensures FES FM has the necessary talent and skills to support the requirements of clients across the UK.”

FES FM, part of the FES group of companies are recognised as one of the leading, rapidly growing independent service groups in the British Isles with sustainable Facilities Management contracts in place for up to 25-30 years. To ensure workforce sustainability and in line with their Skills and Employment Strategy, the Facilities Management Division has committed to recruiting 12 Building Services MAs from across the UK each year over the period 2013-2017 and have teamed up with Forth Valley College to help train their new MAs.

Forth Valley College, one of Scotland ’s leading providers of Modern Apprenticeship and vocational training, deliver the SVQ programme and the new practical facility (fully funded and fitted out by FES FM) will also create opportunities and pathways for 16-24 year olds within the Alloa catchment area.

 

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