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BGIS UK's 3rd Annual Apprentice Day

BGIS Apprentice Day

Earlier this year, the 3rd BGIS UK Apprentice Day was held at the Novotel in London’s iconic Tower Bridge area. This half-day event brought the BGIS Building Services Apprentices together to hear from guest speakers from a range of complimentary service providers on the international Facilities Management scene.

Following on from the success of the BGIS Apprentice Days in September and December 2021, the March 2022 event highlighted BGIS’ commitment to Training, Development and Succession Planning by working in partnership with others, to highlight the importance of learning whilst earning, for entry level team members in the FM industry.

BGIS is a global leader in technically led Integrated Facilities Management services, with a passion for the education and development of their team members. Dedicated to creating better opportunities for clients and communities, BGIS services expand across a wide range of sectors. BGIS offers custom and tailored solutions for every client, designed to create sustainable value and award-winning results.

Speaking at the event was the esteemed Jonathan Gray from Troup Bywaters + Anders, one of many industry partners who share the same passion for development and training as BGIS. “Apprenticeships provide a platform for individuals to learn and advance their career aspirations via a fast-track route through academic and practical development.” Says Claire Oliver, Head of HR at TB&A. “We all have a responsibility to assist, nurture and develop individuals within the industry through sharing knowledge and experiences, we believe should be embraced.”

Offering a full range of facility and real estate management services, BGIS partners with clients globally to bring forward innovative solutions. BGIS prides itself on their approach to training and development, innovation, technically lead solutions and team member empowerment and engagement. Global Senior Vice President of Strategy and Innovation, Lorri Rowlandson flew in from Canada to attend the event and spoke on the importance of education and innovation.

Our passion and drive for innovation helps us ensure we are continuously implementing new ways to add value to our customers. Our structured approach leverages a global culture of innovation, powered by our team members – truly our greatest asset.” Says Lorri.

“Our amazing BGIS team members are the rocket fuel of our innovation program! Over the past year we have documented over 200 case studies of real innovations we have implemented for our clients. We are constantly thinking of ways to develop our talent to ensure their skills are relevant and progressive so they can play a vital role in creative innovation, at all levels.”

BGIS Technical Manager Stephen Hanson, together with Tahira Chaudhry, People & Culture Manager, organise and manage the Building Services Apprentice programme for BGIS. Their commitment and passion for the nurturing and developing entry level apprentices is reflected in one of their five Core Values– Team Member Engagement. “Apprentices embody our ethics and culture and are key to the development of our business. It is our duty to encourage and support them and present them with the opportunities we ourselves were once fortunate to have. In doing so we keep engineering alive and thriving. I continue to be amazed by our apprentices and feel privileged to be part of their journey.”

For more information, or if you or someone you know would like to take part in the BGIS apprentice programme, please email