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Johnson Controls (JCI)

How JCI improved efficiencies in their pan-European training programme with Pareto.


  • German Speaking
  • Flexible Recruitment Solution with an Immediate Start
  • Training Project Manager




  • Successful placement & start within one week of interview 
  • 5-week intensive training
  • PRINCE2, SCRUM and AXELOS qualifications

Company Overview

Johnson Controls (JCI) offer a full range of systems and digital solutions making your buildings smarter. A smarter building is safer, more comfortable, more efficient, and, ultimately, more sustainable. Most important, smarter buildings let you focus more intensely on your unique mission. Better for your people. Better for your bottom line. Better for the planet.

As a long-standing client, JCI were eager to take advance of the new service offering from Pareto and saw a gap in their business for a Pareto Project Manager.


Delivering a pan-European training programme.

As part of JCI’s pan-European training programmes they were finding the German arm of the business to be time-consuming and paperwork heavy causing delays in course delivery times. As a result, JCI identified that they needed a training project manager to help things run more smoothly and on time.

They were looking to fulfil a very specific role for a German-speaking, training project manager who would be non-permanent and start straight away. Upon scoping the role out we identified with the head of training that the role would involve a lot of dealings with the German Workers Council so the new employee would need to understand the process and how it works as well as speak the native language.

In Germany, it is very hard to issue training for workers who fall within the German worker's council. The German worker's council advocate for employees that function at a local level and complements national labour negotiations potentially adding a layer of complexity to the training projects. All training projects conducted by JCI needed to be approved by the Council creating a lot of different tasks which needed someone in the role who was organised, could implement processes and work to strict deadlines whilst also bringing different stakeholders in the business together.

The Pareto Effect

The introduction of Pareto’s new service offering, Project Solutions – providing contracted business analysts and projects managers has allowed JCI to find a candidate and have them start on the project within a week of interview.

Pareto had a candidate who spoke no less than five languages (including German) with strong organisation and communications skills who was able to start immediately. Waleed had undergone Project Solutions intense five-week training course gaining himself the necessary skills in PRINCE2, SCRUM and AXELOS to manage such a complex project for JCI.

Waleed’s organisational skills hit the ground running. He was able to document and implement processes to ensure the German training programmes went through the necessary paperwork and were passed to the correct people to ensure a timely delivery and enable JCI to get all of their German training programmes back on track.


The calibre of candidates who came for interview from Pareto Project Solutions was very high. Waleed immediately stood out as a perfect fit for us. Since starting we have been able to bring everything back on track and continue to provide our employees with the training they need


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