UK: Leading FM provider Arcus Solutions Ltd have opened the doors to its new technical Academy in the londoneast-uk Business and Technology Park in Dagenham. The Academy launch on Wednesday 13th May was attended by local councillors and representatives from local colleges and businesses and marks the beginning of an exciting and innovative new period for Arcus.
Working in partnership with Havering College, Arcus Solutions Ltd will offer apprenticeships to local students developing them into the engineers of tomorrow and keeping talent within the East London area. Alongside the apprenticeships, Arcus Solutions Ltd will operate courses to upskill existing engineers on new systems and new innovations and will train and develop approximately 100 people during the first year.
The state of the art training facility is made up of two specialist workshops for Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and Refrigeration, and utilises decommissioned equipment salvaged from Sainsbury’s stores.
The additional conference and training room facilities allow for theoretical training to accompany the practical training carried out in the workshops.
Steve Willis, Managing Director of Arcus Solutions, said “Our colleagues really are what makes a difference to the service we provide to our customers. We see our investment in the Technical Academy as a vital long-term strategy for developing high quality engineers”.
The recent release of unemployment figures show that unemployment in the Dagenham area is 3.3% and remains higher than the London average of 2.7%. As a local business providing specialist services, Arcus Solutions Ltd are committed to building and securing talent in the local area to build for a successful future.
The regeneration of the building on the old Sanofi site in East London will ensure local courses for local people wanting to start a career in the engineering and facilities management sector.