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OCS offers employment to Prince’s Trust trainee on placement at London Luton Airport

09 January 2013

Prince’s Trust trainee James Hines has accepted OCS’s offer of employment after successfully completing his work placement at London Luton Airport. The 18-year-old is one of 16 young people who participated in The Prince’s Trust ‘Get into Airports’ initiative run in partnership with London Luton Airport.

The four-week programme, which ended on 14 December, included two weeks of intensive training with The Prince’s Trust and two weeks on work placement with one of the companies supplying services to the airport.

James’s day-to-day work with OCS will continue to involve assisting persons with reduced mobility (PRMs), helping landing passengers to collect their luggage, and providing good customer service to airport users in need of help.

His managers and team agree that he did an excellent job on placement and are delighted to offer him employment. Asha Mandal, passenger service assistant, said: “James has a very caring nature, is very polite, and gets on well with people. He works very well on his own, uses his initiative, follows OCS policies and is also a team player. He has proven to be very motivated in this job role. We’re pleased to have him on the team.”

James said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with OCS, working with such a great team and having the opportunity to help others. I’m very pleased to accept this offer of work. I plan to continue to work hard to help people, and to do so with a smile on my face.”

The Prince's Trust gives disadvantaged young people the skills and confidence to find a job. Three in four young people helped by The Prince’s Trust move into work training or education.
About OCS Group

OCS Group is an international total facilities management (TFM) provider employing more than 77,000 people in 40 countries worldwide, with a turnover in excess of £710 million (for the year ending March 2012).

The company offers more than 70 individual services from catering, cleaning, horticulture and waste management to security, maintenance and hygiene. These services can be delivered individually or as part of a fully-integrated FM solution. OCS manages and delivers services to organisations across the public and private sector.

As a private business in the fifth-generation of family ownership, OCS believes in sustainable solutions. Its maxim Here Today, Here Tomorrow reflects the delivery of sustainable solutions to facilities management problems which are sustainable in financial, human, community and environmental terms. Its core values define what it believes in as an organisation. OCS puts customers first; fosters a ‘can do’ attitude; builds strong relationships; recognises wider responsibilities; promotes change and innovation; and provides great value.

OCS takes an active role in the facilities management community as members of the British Institute of Facilities Management, the Business Services Association, the Facilities Management Association and the Cleaning and Support Services Association.

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