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New university scholarship encourages excellence in cleaning and infection control
The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners is supporting and encouraging the cleaning professionals of tomorrow in partnership with the University of Northampton, with the donation of the John Butler Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners Endowed Scholarship, in memory of John Butler, who was a member of the WCEC and husband of past Master Mrs Butler.
The scholarship is open to applications from students beginning their studies with the University of Northampton within the School of Science & Technology, who wish to undertake either the Certificate in Infection Control, or the Certificate in Cleaning Management. Applicants must also be from the Northampton area.
The next rounds of scholarships are available for:
May enrolment - application deadline 15th April
September enrolment - application deadline 15th June
"This scholarship is a fitting tribute to a valued past member of the WCEC. It also demonstrates our commitment to improving professionalism and standards in the cleaning industry, by supporting those who are just starting out on their careers in this rewarding sector," says Maureen Marden, Master of the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners.
"The graduation ceremony for students who most recently completed their courses took place in February, and I was privileged to attend. Three graduates received the Certificate in Cleaning Management and six graduates received the Certificate in Infection Control. The WCEC would like to congratulate each one of the students upon the successful completion of their courses, and wish them all the very best for the future."
The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners is one of 108 Livery Companies which are based upon trades, industries and professions and carry on the ancient traditions of the Guilds and Livery Companies which started in the 12th century. Formed in 1972 as the Guild of Cleaners and subsequently known as the Guild of Master Cleaners, the Company was granted full Livery Status in 1986 as the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners, the 97th Livery Company of the City of London. HRH The Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh is an Honorary Freeman of the Company.
The Company aims to encourage and maintain high standards of practice and integrity while promoting and supporting education, training and research projects within the cleaning industry. One fine example of its efforts to raise the industry can be seen in its achievement of a Royal Charter in 2010.
For more information on the Scholarship and how to apply:
6th March 2014