The private security sector’s skills body, Skills for Security, has opened a new Training Centre in Cheshire, bringing its security apprenticeships to the North West for the first time. The location provides training on Skills for Security’s apprenticeships, as well as bespoke and specialist courses for the security business sector.
“The key trade apprenticeship for the security industry is the Fire, Emergency and Security Systems apprenticeship,” explained Skills for Security’s CEO Peter Sherry. “However, we’re also keen to encourage security firms to boost their skills in other areas so they can deliver a great experience across the board. For this reason, our new Knutsford Training Centre also delivers apprenticeships in team leadership and customer services, in turn helping security organisations raise their people’s skills levels throughout the organisation and not just at the point of service delivery.”
An important part of Skills for Security’s role is to encourage people to forge a career in the security sector. “The UK’s security sector is worth around £6 billion,” continued Sherry, “and employs over half a million people. It’s a sector with well above average growth – around 17% last year, in fact. It’s a brilliant industry in which to start a new career and we’re here to help.”
The new Training Centre, which boasts state-of-the-art facilities, is now up-and-running and already providing training to new apprentices.