New theatre-style FM training centre opened by Emrill in Dubai
The 'Centre of Excellence' facility which houses common spaces and rooms for collaboration, workshops, seminars will be the base of Emrill's training, learning and development activities
Emrill has opened a brand new training base as part of plans to drive staff development and quality-driven growth.
Investment in the new regional training centre, located in Al Quoz, Dubai, reinforces Emrill’s commitment to bringing the highest internationally-benchmarked standards, the FM company said in a press statement.
The news follows Emrill’s decision earlier this year to open satellite BICSc-certified training rooms at selected client sites, including Dubai International Airport, to fully embed training standards into working environments.
Known as the ‘Emrill Centre of Excellence’ the training centre contains both BICSc-certified and NICEIC-accredited training and assessment rooms and will give students a place for hands-on experience in facilities FM alongside a range of classroom-based and digital training.
The centre also contains common spaces and rooms for collaboration, workshops, seminars and open learning sessions.
A notable aspect of the new training facility is its large lecture theatre, known as the Knowledge Theatre, with tiered seating and a raised stage area that resembles a movie theatre set-up.
Alex Davies, managing director, Emrill said: "Our investment in this facility further reinforces Emrill’s commitment to talent development and upskilling our people by offering team members the most advanced training experience in the market.
"In the highly competitive FM industry, a key differentiator for Emrill is the quality of our people combined with the high level of training customisation we offer, which sets us apart in the industry. Last year alone, we delivered 134,667 training man-hours, an increase of 4.87%, which led to an increase of 17% in internal staff promotions.
Sarah Rodgers, who recently took over as head of soft services at Emrill, and is responsible for the Learning & Development Department added: “Our objective is to create a world class working environment where continuous learning and development can take place; where employees gain more fulfilment from their roles, and develop intrinsic motivation to contribute to the organisation’s objectives.
The new facility is significantly larger and more technologically-advanced than Emrill’s previous training centre.
You can watch a tour of the erstwhile facility here.