Alshaya is a franchise partner for Debenhams. (photo: Dubai Mall)
Alshaya is a franchise partner for Debenhams.
09.07.2014, 19:50

BIFM to launch its first training centre in the Middle East

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British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) and franchise operator, M.H. Alshaya Co. will create first BIFM-recognised training centre in the region.

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) is to establish its first centre for facilities management qualifications in the Middle East.

It will work with retail franchise operator M.H. Alshaya Co. to set up the BIFM Recognised Centre in the region.

The partnership between M.H. Alshaya Co. and BIFM will deliver qualifications in Facilities Management at Levels 2 and 3.

Alshaya is the franchise operator for more than 70 of the world’s leading retail brands, and operates more than 2,600 stores in markets across the Middle East, Russia, Turkey and Europe. 

Nic Beesley, SVP of Human Resources at M.H. Alshaya, said: “It is essential that we maintain the standards of our stores to the high standard and quality that our customers expect and our partnership with BIFM, which is the leading professional body for facilities management, will support this goal. 

“Through the online learning and assessment solution offered by BIFM we will be able to enhance the learning and development we are able to offer our FM team, as well as provide globally recognised qualifications in facilities management, which will contribute to their overall career development with us.” 

Linda Hausmanis, head of professional standards & education at BIFM, said: “The growing trend of companies becoming recognised centres to deliver the BIFM qualifications is testimony to the involvement of employers in the development of the BIFM qualifications in the first place. 

“Employers like Alshaya are recognising the BIFM qualifications as being ‘fit for purpose’ and offering a vital ingredient for the development of a competent and confident FM workforce. We are very pleased to partner with them.”

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