Reliance High-Tech unveils apprenticeship scheme for budding security professionals

Reliance High-Tech has just announced a new apprenticeship scheme that will provide several individuals with the chance to carve out a bright new future for themselves.

For over 40 years now, the company has worked with leading public and private sector organisations alike to design, maintain and improve security systems. Using cutting-edge technology, the business develops innovative solutions across a wide range of demanding environments. As such, it has gained an enviable reputation for providing customers with the assurance that it has the knowledge and expertise to take on any assignment.

With a growing portfolio of clients, Reliance High-Tech now has 33 service engineers located across the UK whose job it is to ensure that all customers’ needs are met. Carl Smith, the company’s head of service, explained: “As a result of our success we need to add personnel to our servicing department. We decided that a great way to do this would be to introduce an apprenticeship programme and recruit three people from different areas of the country to join us. Reliance High-Tech is committed to improving the security sector and our apprenticeship programme will provide individuals with the knowledge required to configure, install, maintain and troubleshoot security installations in line with current and future practices. It’s the first time for a few years that we’ve been in a position to take on apprentices so this is a really exciting time for us.”

Candidates must have a keen interest in electronics and security technology and be IT literate. Each apprenticeship will last for approximately three years and individuals will work towards a Level 3 Diploma in Electronic Security and Emergency Systems. Applicants should also have a full driving licence, as they will be provided with a company vehicle. Each apprentice will be mentored by one of Reliance High-Tech’s senior service engineers who’ll be able to offer on the job training to the highest standards, while also ensuring that a given apprentice gains relevant experience across a range of vertical sectors.

Smith concluded: “Apprenticeships make organisations more effective, productive and competitive. They’re a proven way in which to train the workforce of the future. I believe that there’s a huge amount of talent out there, so we want to hear from young men and women living in Bolton and the surrounding areas, London and the surrounding areas or along the M4 corridor between Swindon and Bristol who have the drive and determination to succeed.”

*Reliance High-Tech wants to hear from anyone who would like to find out more about the apprenticeship programme. Send an e-mail to:

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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