ABM UK has launched a training scheme for 11-year olds.
The initiative, Junior Engineering Engagement Programme (JEEP) will be offered to 36 Year 7 children from three London Borough of Ealing secondary schools – Brentside High School, Northolt High School and Featherstone High School.
Running from January to July 2018, the pilot will engage pupils in engineering and facilities management with interactive sessions, and educate them that careers in their sectors are full of opportunities and earning potential.”
Pupils will receive a certified qualification from the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), which will work as a credit towards an apprenticeship or further course should they decide to pursue a career in the industry when they leave school.
Discussing the initiative, ABM UK said that it “recognises that despite Government initiatives like The Apprentice Levy and the introduction of T levels, businesses have a responsibility to safeguard the future.”