I am a strong believer in investing in education, but also I believe if you can’t get the company to invest you should invest in yourself. In this case its Facilities Management training courses which could be extremely valuable to your career path.
Is it real you may wonder well I am about to start a course that is normally valued at £1,500 which has come completely funded. This isn’t going against the grain with my current company as they have invested in other training and membership I have undertaken this year. But would say getting on courses like the BIFM ones may often be overlooked within many businesses due to the costs involved. Yet I have managed to get my course fully funded in the UK and at the same time wanted to offer the ability to do the same for those interested in Facilities Management training. All courses are industry recognised and there is a long list of courses available.
What I will say though is I am not currently listing them as I wanted to see the response from those interested in undertaking training courses. Your commitment will be home study working online. At the same time being aware that you need to complete the course within a 12 month time period. Currently looking at the BIFM level 4 I am doing I expect to be completed much sooner. Not because I am super smart but I have a break coming up shortly where I can do 20 – 40 hours a week. But some people do these courses with 2 hours a week, which you can see why I would be finishing it much quicker than most.
So you need to commit to doing the course and at the same time being a UK resident in full-time employment. It won’t cost your company a thing and if you are a company interested in training for your employees, you can actually have it labelled as a company course. As I have said already I am a strong believer in training but also if you invest in people it adds value to the employees, but also retains them for longer periods of time.
If your serious about getting on in the Facilities Management industry please drop me a private email and we can discuss your interests. But would also like to add its not all for FM managers I have spoken to several people already who are now starting courses as stepping stones on their career path to becoming FM managers or Technical FM Managers. As often people have the ability and skills but need some paperwork to back it up. Or simply looking to gain the processes and understanding to make the next leap in getting on the career ladder.
If you have any questions or want to know more please email me at Matt@MattWilkie.co.uk