Through the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), I studied for a Level 4 FM qualification and the NEBOSH General Certificate with other qualifications in Compliance and Environmental Protection. And it was during this time that I met with one of the Operations Directors at BAM FM, who was happy to offer me some experience on one of his sites. This was just the lifeline I needed.
It was at BAM FM that I realised just how many transferrable skills I had: from reactive planning, to team management, mentoring, record keeping and communication. I was also highly experienced in crisis management – although on a different scale to what is required in premises management. I am always ready for whatever issues come my way and I resolve them in a calm and collected manner.
I had been selective about the company I wanted to work for, and it was BAM FM’s ethos of open collaboration with colleagues and customers and delivering what was promised that attracted me, as I possess the same values.
The company also offers great prospects and I can see the opportunities available to me at BAM FM. I have already completed two courses during my first year and I have a desire to keep moving up the ladder.