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IFSEC 2016: Engineers of Tomorrow annual competition for fire & security apprentice engineers now fully-booked

64 of fire and security industry’s young engineers will head to IFSEC 2016 to put their skills against each other in live installation challenge IFSEC International, organised by UBM EMEA, have recently announced that all places on the prestigious Engineers of Tomorrow annual competition are now filled. 64 of the fire and security industry’s brightest young engineers will head to IFSEC International over the 21-23 June 2016 to put their skills against each other in...

Engineers of Tomorrow competition registration now open to fire & security apprentice engineers

Successful entrants to Engineers of Tomorrow will be invited to pit their skills against each other in a live installation challenge at IFSEC 2016 The prestigious Engineers of Tomorrow annual competition is now open for the fire and security industry’s brightest young engineers to register their interest. Successful entrants will then be invited to pit their skills against each other in a live installation challenge at Europe’s largest security exhibition, IFSEC In...

ASSA ABLOY hosts MLA locksmith apprentice open day at Portobello site, West Midlands

The apprentice scheme is focusing on thedevelopment of skills amongst the nextgeneration of locksmiths ASSA ABLOY hosted a successful locksmith apprentice open day at its Portobello site in the West Midlands, as part of its commitment to the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) apprenticeship scheme and future of the locksmithing industry. Focus on developing skills Launched last year by Skills for Security and the MLA in partnership with ASSA ABLOY the apprentice sc...

BSIA’s Employment Law Seminar for security companies in Scotland

BSIA has joined forces with Moorepay Legal Services for the seminar, with an aim at providing security companies with essential legal advice The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has joined forces with Moorepay Legal Services to deliver an Employment Law Seminar aimed at providing essential legal advice to security companies operating in Scotland. The event will take place in Glasgow on the 29th September 2015 and is open to both members and non-members of the BSIA...

BSIA honours Robbie Jackson and Christopher Hunt with the Apprentice Installer Awards

The awards serve to recognise who represented the commitment of security companies Young apprentices Robbie Jackson and Christopher Hunt were recently presented with prestigious Apprentice Installer Awards by the British Security Industry Association  (BSIA). The apprentices were selected as award winners in recognition of their academic and practical success in the field of electronic security installations. Recognised the achievements of level two and level three...

BBC security training investigation: BSIA Training Providers Section respond to revelations of malpractice at two training centres

BSIA underlines the need of a reputable training provider, which adheres to Codes of Conduct and British Standards Members of the British Security Industry Association’s Training Providers Section have spoken out in response to a BBC undercover investigation which revealed incidents of malpractice at two security training centres. Aired on Monday 23rd March, BBC London’s Inside Out programme investigated malpractice at two training centres offering security qualif...

Securitas welcomes Valerie Dale as new Human Resources Director

As Human Resources Director, Valerie Dale will be responsible for the overall HR Strategy for the Company Securitas has announced the appointment of a new Human Resources Director who will support the business to achieve its strategy of growth and commercial success. Valerie Dale joins the security firm from G4S Secure Solutions (UK) Ltd and brings over 20 years’ HR experience to the role, 14 of which have been in HR management positions. A Fellow Member of the Cha...

Skills for Security partners with SGW to provide security training in the Middle East

Skills for Security will deliver a number of accredited short courses in the GCC region throughout 2014 Skills for Security has announced the extension of its scope to the Middle East, with a new partnership set to deliver accredited security training in the region. SGW Consulting Group, a well-established and reputable training provider with existing consulting operations in the United Arab Emirates, has agreed a partnership with Skills for Security which will see the co...

Skills for Security and CSL Dualcom recruit security apprentices through 100 in 100 initiative

Over 1084 apprentices have been recruited via the security guarding sector Over 1300 apprentices will be embarking on a new career in security following the success of this year’s 100 in 100 initiative, which was launched in May with the aim of recruiting 100 security apprentices in 100 days. Led by Skills for Security - the sector skills body for the UK’s private security industry - and leading electronic security firm, CSL Dualcom, the 100 in 100 initiative has...

British Security Industry Association and Skills for Security launch new joint research project to encourage women to opt for careers in the security sector

The project is aimed at evaluating the perceptions of security as a career choice among women Attracting more women to careers in the security sector is the focus of a new joint research project being launched this week by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) and Skills for Security. The project is aimed at evaluating the perceptions of security as a career choice among two key groups: female students yet to embark upon their career, and women already working in t...

Skills for Security welcomes Terri Jones as new Director General

Terri will provide strategic direction for the company. focusing on new business generation Skills for Security, the sector skills body for the UK’s private security industry, has announced the appointment of Terri Jones as its new Director General. Terri joins the team at a pivotal time for the organisation, and will provide strategic direction for the company, focusing on new business generation while assuming responsibility for the successful financial and commercial...

The Security Institute announces Emma Shaw as its new chairman

Emma Shaw is the southern region chairman of the Defence Industry Security Association (DISA) The Security Institute, the UK’s largest membership body for security professionals, has announced that Emma Shaw is its new chairman. Working alongside her fellow directors, she will take the organisation to the next stage of its development by ensuring that it continues to meet the needs of its growing membership. Shaw is the founder and managing director of Esoteric, a well...