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As a facility manager you organise and manage the supporting department of an organisation. You direct the facility department and you are responsible for the possible outsourcing of work (for example catering services). The facility manager holds a key position in the organisation and in an innovatory manner he takes care that all facilities are in order.
Today’s facility manager is transforming more and more into a strategic advisor to corporate management; he/she monitors the beating heart of an organisation. Our graduates work across the entire spectrum of the facility management industry at, for instance:
- event planning agencies
- catering, cleaning and security organisations
- real estate owners
After graduating you often start your career in an assistant position and over time, you work your way up to (senior) management positions in the facility branch.
British Institute of Facilities Management
The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has recognised NHTV as a BIFM centre, the first one in mainland Europe. Upon completion of your studies, you will have the opportunity of becoming a BIFM member and receive the Level 5 diploma in Facilities Management. This diploma will make you stand out further in the international employment market.
Labour market prospects
In Keuzegids HBO 2015 (an independent guide containing a systematic quality comparison of study programmes in higher education) you can find an indication of the labour market prospects for recent graduates (average starter salary and percentage of unemployed among recent graduates). For the International Facility Management programme, the starter salary of recent graduates amounts to € 1,950 a month before tax. Approximately 55% of the graduates have found a job on bachelor level.