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NIC becomes first Employer Provider for Apprenticeships in cleaning sector

The Department of Education has awarded NIC Group a place on the Apprentice Provider and Assessment Register, enabling the company to deliver, in-house, its own Apprenticeships.

This pioneering initiative marks a significant milestone in the cleaning industry. As the first Employer Provider for Apprenticeships in our field, NIC Group is set to revolutionise the way cleaning services are delivered and elevate standards across the industry.

The milestone represents the first of many Learning and Career development initiatives NIC Group is working towards since its acquisition of Worldweaver Training and Development five months ago, further establishing NIC Group’s commitment to excellence and innovation. By leveraging its extensive expertise and industry insights, NIC Group says it is introducing a “groundbreaking model” that combines high-quality cleaning services with unparalleled employment opportunities.

Key highlights of the initiative include:

  1. Innovative Employment Model: NIC Group’s initiative introduces a novel employment model that empowers cleaners to become direct employees of NIC Group while receiving comprehensive training, benefits, and career advancement opportunities. This innovative approach not only enhances job security and stability for cleaners but also raises the bar for professionalism and quality in the cleaning industry.
  2. Integrated Training Programs: As the first employer provider in the cleaning industry, NIC Group has proven it’s dedicated to investing in the professional development of its workforce. Through tailored training programs and ongoing support, the business equips cleaners with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in their roles and deliver exceptional service to its clients.

“We are absolutely thrilled to announce the launch of our groundbreaking, trailblazing apprenticeship program! We are the first, privately owned, cleaning provider to gain this recognition in our ability to train, educate and advance the careers of all our colleagues. This isn’t just another training initiative; it’s a bold step towards revolutionising the cleaning industry,’’ said John Spencer, NIC Group Chairman. “Our trailblazing apprenticeship is designed to redefine what it means to be a cleaner. Through innovative curriculum and hands-on experience, apprentices will not only learn essential cleaning techniques but also develop leadership skills and sustainability practices. But it doesn’t stop there – this program is a catalyst for change. Our initiative embodies our unwavering commitment to professionalism, integrity, and excellence, and we are excited to set a new standard of excellence in the industry.”

‘’Launching our own cleaning apprenticeship, as an employer-provider, ensures skills are kept in-house, bringing a myriad of benefits to NIC, our clients and apprentices alike,’’ said Laura Sterling, People Development Director. “For NIC, it means cultivating a highly skilled workforce tailored to the specific needs of our clients and their facilities, ensuring continuity and efficiency in operations. Every one of our apprenticeships will be bespoke to our ways of working and our clients specifications, whilst ensuring we deliver the knowledge, skills and behaviours out lined in the curriculum.’’

NIC Group’s trailblazing initiative represents a transformative step forward for the cleaning industry, offering a unique opportunity to enhance the quality of cleaning services while creating meaningful employment opportunities for cleaners. As the company embarks on this journey, it is inviting stakeholders from across the industry to join NIC Group in shaping the future of cleaning.


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