The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has appointed David Scott as the new managing director of Skills for Security. Skills for Security works with employers to improve security skills and standards of professionalism by providing access to apprenticeship security training courses and security qualifications for those individuals employed in security roles across the UK.
Scott has a wealth of experience gained in the education sector having recently held the position of curriculum and quality manager at New College Lanarkshire, where he worked for over eight years. Indeed, Scott has been instrumental in expanding New College Lanarkshire to become the largest provider of fire and security apprenticeships in the UK.
Having come through an apprenticeship himself and then qualifying to degree level in both teaching and management, Scott recently became an accredited chartered manager with the Chartered Management Institute. He’s passionate about the security industry and his goal is to raise apprenticeship participation as well as employer engagement in training, while at the same time continuously driving industry improvements by raising the standard of training delivered throughout the UK.
Mike Reddington, CEO at the BSIA, said: “I’m delighted to announce David’s appointment as the new managing director of Skills for Security. His commitment to the industry is clearly evident and he regularly attends key industry events across the UK to deliver engaging and promotional talks about training.”
Reddington went on to comment: “I believe that David’s passion, knowledge, drive, skills and experience, combined with the support of the Skills for Security team, means that the number of apprentices we put through our training programmes will grow significantly and that Skills for Security as an organisation will achieve its strategic aim of becoming the UK leader in this sector.”
Scott will be based at Skills for Security’s Knutsford office.