Emrill opens state-of-the-art regional staff training facility
Date: 16-12-2018
Emrill, has opened a state-of-the-art training centre located in Al Quoz, as part of plans to drive staff development and quality-driven growth. The news follows Emrill’s landmark decision earlier this year to open satellite BICSc-certified training rooms at selected client sites, including Dubai International Airport, to fully embed internationallyrecognised training standards into working environments. 
Known as the Emrill Centre of Excellence, the training centre contains both BICSc-certified and NICEICaccredited training and assessment rooms and will give students a place for hands-on experience in facilities management 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.
It is designed with flexibility in mind, while equipped for specific disciplines and multi-purpose use. Training programmes cover both hard and soft services, as well as interactive training courses for SIRA-certified security guards.
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. The Knowledge Theatre is fitted with high specialisation acoustic paneling built to commercial movie theatre standards, together with multi-media projection equipment providing an optimum viewing experience for watching training material and industry-led presentations.
Emrill’s Managing Director, Alex Davies, said, "Our investment in this fantastic 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."
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.
Besides, Emrill has appointed Louise Arkley as Senior Facilities Manager for its Dubai Airports contract. As a specialist in critical infrastructure FM projects, Arkley brings extensive international experience to Emrill having held several management positions within the NHS and city councils in the UK.
Arkley has over 15 years’ experience in aviation services and airside operations with periods working for both Emirates and British Airways. This includes over ten years of FM experience working on airside contracts for other major FM companies in the Middle East, as well as a period managing over 1,900 staff on a major dnata airside contract in the UAE.
Arkley will take over the Emrill soft services contract at Dubai International Airport Terminal 3, which includes nearly 800 staff handling cleaning and janitorial services. The contract involves employees from twelve nationalities working in various shifts on the challenging 24 hour, seven day a week contract at one of the world’s busiest airport for international passenger traffic.
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