Securitas attends British Forces Resettlement Services Careers Fair in Aldershot

Securitas UK attended the British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) Careers Fair in Aldershot on Thursday 24 May. Over 60 companies were in attendance on the day, including Royal Mail, Fujitsu, XPO Logistics and DHL.

BFRS is a Community Interest Company: a social enterprise created in 2009 to support the Armed Forces community. It hosts Careers Fairs across the country to ensure that companies are aware of the benefits of employing from this community.

In February, Securitas signed The Armed Forces Covenant as a show of support for service leavers looking for a new career pathway. Attendance at the BRFS Careers Fair was part of Securitas’ ongoing commitment to that Covenant.

Securitas employs a large number of service leavers in a variety of front line and management roles.

Andy Hill, area director at Securitas, commented: “Securitas recognises the value of serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families in business. I joined Securitas eight years ago after 19 years of service with the Armed Forces. I’m now the area director for Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire and the Humber. Initially, after leaving the Armed Forces I found it difficult to engage with employers as they were not able to identify how my skills and experience could be of benefit in their workplace. Military training instils a number of key transferable skills in an individual, including resilience, vigilance, self-discipline and an appreciation of risks and threats, to name just a few. It’s important that potential employers in all sectors understand how these valuable skills can be of benefit.”

*To find out more about the BFRS visit www.bfrss.org.uk

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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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