During National Apprenticeship Week (March 6th to 10th), Bilfinger Europa Facility Management is welcoming its 10th new apprentice to join the business in the past 12 months.
Clarisse James, 24 from Manchester, has been appointed as facilities manager apprentice to work on Bilfinger Europa’s partnership with RSA Insurance Group; delivering services including maintenance, electrical works, cleaning, catering and security.
Clarisse is the 10th new apprentice to join Bilfinger Europa in the past 12 months in roles varying from IT, payroll and accounts, to electrical and mechanical engineering at sites right across the UK. She said of her new role: “Previously I worked as a manager of a bar in Manchester, however I was looking for a change of role and, after researching the industry on the BIFM website, a career in facilities management really appealed.
“I am obviously very new to the role and the industry, however so far I am absolutely loving it. I enjoy a lot of variety in my work and I’m a real people person, both of which play significant parts in my role as a facilities manager apprentice.“
National Apprenticeship Week 2017 is the 10th consecutive year that the National Apprenticeship Service has recognised the impact that apprentices have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.
Mark Longley, Bilfinger Europa Central Services Director, said: “Throughout the past year, apprentices have made a positive impact on our organisation; in addition to the wider FM industry and the economy as a whole. At Bilfinger Europa we are delighted to continue to offer career support with our apprenticeship programme and I look forward to welcoming further new apprenticeship recruits in the near future.”
Bilfinger Europa is presently advertising for two candidates to join its apprenticeship programme as mechanical engineers in Redhill and Guildford.