The city of London is home to the single-largest collection of office space in Europe, and that means employment opportunities in facilities management are plentiful. This service involves the maintenance, supervision, repair and upkeep of offices and commercial properties.
Facilities management in London includes a number of staff positions, including those for facilities managers, cleaners, maintenance personnel, catering staff, window cleaners, rope access workers and heating engineers. London not only has a huge selection of business properties, new developments are appearing across the city - and that means more employment opportunities for the future. Candidates for these roles will either have formal qualifications in facilities management, extensive experience in the area or certification in their specific field.
More and more businesses are turning over the running of their business premises in order that managers can concentrate on running the commercial side of things - without unwanted distractions. This means London-based facilities management companies such as Mitie, SGP and OCS are increasingly turning to local recruitment agencies in order to satisfy their growing portfolio of contracts.
Facilities managers in London can expect to earn between £30,000 and £50,000 per year. However, those in regional roles can earn anything up to £80,000 per year. Related roles such as cleaning and catering staff are usually paid on an hourly basis.