Press Release

3 November 2022

Mitie welcomes 50 new apprentices

  • Mitie has welcomed 50 new apprentices to its workforce
  • The new starters will undertake a range of programmes including engineering, fire and security, and project management
  • Learning to provide essential green skills, Mitie’s new colleagues will be well equipped to fill future skill gaps

Mitie has welcomed 50 new apprentices, who join Mitie’s 72,000 strong workforce in a range of different roles. The new apprentices will embark on a range of different programmes, with 38 joining as engineers, and the other 12 joining in roles in fire and security, customer operations, and project management. The apprentices will work on a range of Mitie’s client sites including at Sellafield and Red Bull Technology, learning and developing their skills on-the-job in their respective specialisms whilst also studying for academic qualifications at college, setting up these 50 apprentices with the tools they need to build long-term careers.

With the introduction of 38 technical engineering apprentices, Mitie is arming its team with vital green skills for the future. For example, some technical apprentices will be trained to install and maintain heat pumps, which are key skills supporting Mitie’s efforts to decarbonise its client’s estates. The scheme supports the development of Mitie’s future talent pipeline, ensuring that it has colleagues trained in the essential skills the business and industry needs, filling future skill gaps by investing in the next generation of engineers.

With this latest cohort of technical apprentices, Mitie is building on its commitment to developing and protecting the future of the engineering industry, with 256 engineering apprentices within the Mitie team. Mitie currently employs over 1,000 apprentices across the business.

Jasmine Hudson, Chief People Officer, Mitie, said:

“As a business that is committed to our people, and the industries we work in, we are plugging future skill gaps and kick-starting careers by welcoming these new apprentices. We believe that developing future talent through apprenticeship schemes will provide the essential green and technology skills we need for the future.”

Jessica Kubiak, Project Manager Apprentice, Mitie, said:

“Having always wanted to work in project management, I applied for this apprenticeship role as it is a great opportunity to gain the knowledge and qualification I need, while also providing me with valuable experience. In my role within Mitie Telecoms, I am learning many skills and working in a great team and I love that we’re helping connect people across Britain with our technology. My career goal is to become a project manager so I can help build the telecoms network of the future.”

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About Mitie 

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 the Public Sectors in Central Government and Defence and Communities (Healthcare, Education and Campus & Critical).  Our Technical Services (Engineering Services, Energy, Water and Real Estate Services) and Business Services (Security,  Cleaning  and  Office  Services) divisions serve private sector  customers  in  Telecoms,  Financial  & Professional  Services, Transport and Industrials  and  increasingly  to the public sector. Finally, our Specialist Services (Care  & Custody, Landscapes, Waste Management and Spain) division serves both the public and private sectors in these niche businesses.

Mitie acquired Interserve’s facilities management business on 30 November 2020 and now employs 72,000 people. We are the champion of the ‘Frontline Heroes’ who have kept Britain working during the COVID 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 twelve months has received multiple awards.

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