Cleaning Industry Skill Shortage

Government have recently decided to delay T-Level vocational courses until at least 2020 and a proposal for a Cleaning and Hygiene Operative NVQ Level 2 apprenticeship has also been rejected which means despite a huge challenge within the cleaning industry to close the skills gap, no training based route is available for young people within…

Cleaning Up Perceptions

Training and education within the cleaning sector is vital to the continued development of the industry and with the rise of tablets and smartphones, training staff has never been easier, yet according to a recent report from the British Cleaning Council, the UK cleaning sector still has a poor perception amongst the general public and…

Passionate About Cleaning

  Wednesday was this year’s Thank Your Cleaner Day and despite cleaning being a profession, the perception of our industry still has a long way to go before it is perceived as a professional industry with professional staff. Cleaning is an essential service for the efficient and professional appearance and running of every building whether…

First Aiders In The Workplace

Qualsafe Awards is one of the largest Ofqual recognised Awarding Organisations in the UK with decades of experience.  They work closely with training providers and key stakeholders and their team of industry specialists have created a range of ground breaking qualifications that are included on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). Their extensive portfolio includes: First Aid qualifications,…

Apprenticeships Within The Cleaning Sector

In April 2017, the government introduced the Apprenticeship levy meaning that many businesses within the cleaning industry who are required to pay the levy now have a dedicated budget for the training and development of their staff. The levy enables companies to invest in workforce development and allows for best practice of management techniques and…

The Importance of Training

We often get approached by people looking for work but as a growing number of formerly routine tasks become increasingly specialised within the commercial cleaning sector, the importance of experience is of course relevant but the importance of training is key. You may or may not be surprised at how many people outside of the…