Mitie has welcomed 41 new apprentices to its Technical Services Apprenticeship Programme, its initiative to attract and develop the next generation of engineers and ensure Mitie has the talent and expertise to continue supporting its customers for years to come. These apprentices, who joined Mitie in August and September 2021, are in addition to 18 other apprentices which started the Programme earlier this year. This new intake of colleagues takes Mitie past its target of hiring 50 new apprentices in its Technical Services business in 2021.
As part of their training, each new colleague will complete a technical apprenticeship, such as maintenance and operations engineering, carpentry and joinery, or electrical engineering, to help them kickstart their careers in the facilities management industry. The apprenticeships will last between two and four years, with colleagues combining their studies, which will take place at the UK colleges that Mitie has partnered with, with on-the-job training at Mitie clients’ sites, including shadowing engineering experts.
Once they have successfully completed the programme and received their qualifications, all apprentices will be able to continue their career at Mitie as part of the business’ future core talent. With diversity and inclusion a priority for Mitie, the company has focused on ensuring that its new colleagues are a mixture of ages and come from a range of different backgrounds. Having colleagues from all walks all life will not only allow recruits to learn new skills or retrain, it will also promote diversity and inclusion, helping Mitie bring fresh ideas and perspectives into the business.
The Apprenticeship Programme is part of Mitie’s Technical Services Academy, a programme to offer development opportunities, including formal training and mentorship, to help colleagues build the range of skills they need to progress to the next stage of their careers. From technical courses and qualifications for employees to upskill, through to training for colleagues wanting to transition to an operational management role, the Academy consists of four elements – Early Careers, Supervisor Essentials, Tech X and Career Pathways – to support colleagues at every stage of their career.
Carlo Alloni, Managing Director, Technical Services, Mitie, said:
“Our talented people deliver the exceptional, every day. Through the Technical Services Apprenticeship Programme, we’re looking to attract and develop the next generation of engineers so that we can continue providing an excellent service for our customers, both now and in the future. We’re very excited to be welcoming all our 41 new apprentices to the team and we wish them a bright future in their careers at Mitie.”
Notes to editors
Founded in 1987, Mitie’s job is to look after places where Britain works and is the leading facilities management company in the UK. We offer a range of services to Central Government and Defence customers; Communities (Healthcare, Education and Local Authorities); and Technical Services (Engineering Services, Energy, Water and Real Estate Services) and Business Services (Security, Cleaning and Office Services) to Private Sector clients in Financial Services, Manufacturing, Transport, Retail and Telecoms and increasingly to the public sector. Finally, our Specialist Services (Care & Custody, Landscapes and Waste Management) division serves both the public and private sector in these niche businesses.
Mitie acquired Interserve’s FM business in December 2020 and now employs 75,000 people we are the champion of the ‘Front-Line Heroes’ who have kept Britain working during the COVID-19 pandemic. We take care of our customers’ people and buildings, through the ‘Science of Service’, delivering essential services and deploying industry leading technology to create safe and effective workspaces.
The business continues to execute its technology-led strategy and in the past six months has received multiple awards.
Find out more at www.mitie.com.