UK: Facilities management company Arcus FM has introduced a traineeship programme to offer staff who hold an electrical qualification to become refrigeration engineers.
Arcus FM recognises that the shortage of skilled technicians over the last two years has created competition for candidates, driving up costs which is impacting on end-users.
Now, alongside its apprentice schemes, Arcus FM company has opened up a traineeship programme for colleagues who hold a minimum level 2 electrical qualification to become refrigeration engineers.
The 12-month programme offers the trainees technical training, focusing on refrigeration fundamentals, CO2, hydrocarbons, and an F-Gas Cat 1 qualification. The programme comprises on-the-job training with a dedicated mentor assisting in completing a comprehensive portfolio; and two days of classroom-based training a month.
Arcus FM introduced the traineeship in 2022 as part of their enhanced Learning and Development program and has opened up applications for 2023 with five engineers successfully applying for the development opportunity.
This programme was further enhanced by the opening of their National Training Centre which Arcus launched in May of this year, where the organisation provides engineers on-going training to upskill, cross-skill and introduce new technologies to support the sectors sustainability goals.
“At Arcus, we always aim to provide the best career development opportunities that we can. We not only want to support our people but ensure the longevity of our customers’ success too,” said head of refrigeration operations Ricky Stevens.