International legal business DWF is taking up a new government learning initiative by delivering enhanced training to a number of its managers in facilities management.

Specialist provider Jigsaw Training is working with 17 people from across DWF’s UK offices in the Facilities Management Supervisor Level 3 course, as part of the new Apprenticeship Levy scheme.

The 21-month course, delivered from DWF’s Manchester hub, provides additional skills training in areas including managing contractors, procurement, building maintenance, health and safety, project management and budgeting.

DWF has a long-standing commitment to its apprenticeship scheme, offering a range of legal and non-legal apprenticeships across its UK locations, and this is the second year that the business has started an intake of apprentices specifically across its facilities teams.

Karl Warmbold, Director of Facilities and Property at DWF, said: “Jigsaw Training left us in no doubt that it has the necessary experience and resources to offer our people the very best training in this field, and we very much look forward to working closely with them. Our people are already enthused about the benefits this will bring them.”

James Blackhurst, managing director of Jigsaw Training, said: “The team at DWF will benefit from enhanced training in these core areas to enable them to progress in their roles. We look forward to seeing the outcomes.”

Jigsaw Training is a total training solutions company providing the complete package from training needs analysis through to the design, administration, delivery, management and evaluation of all programmes.

About Jigsaw Training: A total training solutions company providing the complete package from training needs analysis through to the design, administration, delivery, management and evaluation of all programmes.

As an approved centre with the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), City & Guilds, Edexcel and NOCN, Jigsaw Training is required to be audited for quality and good practice on a continuous basis.

It offers security and cleaning vocational qualifications delivered as work based learning. The company delivers consultancy to blue chip companies, small to medium enterprises and individuals alike.

About DWF: One of the UK’s largest legal businesses and has an award-winning reputation for client service excellence and effective operational management. DWF has been named by the Financial Times as one of Europe’s most innovative law firms and has been independently ranked first of all top 20 law firms for the quality of its legal advice, and joint first of all national law firms for its service delivery and responsiveness.

Employing over 2,100 people across 18 locations, the firm has core strengths in corporate and banking, insurance, real estate and litigation, and in-depth industry expertise in several chosen sectors including central and local government, energy and industrials, financial services, retail, food and hospitality, technology and transport.

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