Skills for Security and Kings Secure Technologies agree on training partnership

Skills for Security is partnering with Kings Secure Technologies to deliver apprenticeships as part of a new scheme. From 2020, Skills for Security will manage, develop and deliver apprenticeship training using Kings Secure Technologies’ training facility in Bradford, with Kings apprentices being the first to benefit from the new scheme.

The location of the centre also offers up the opportunity to allow apprenticeship training to be more accessible in the North East and Yorkshire region.

Kelly Fisher, chief Human Resources officer at Kings Secure Technologies, commented: “It has always been a priority for Kings to be leading the way on Best Practice in the fire and security industry. The Kings Training Academy, delivered by Skills for Security, will help to formalise the training structure we already have in place and give our apprentices a clear career path and route towards becoming fully trained and more confident. We will provide longer term prospects in the industry.”

David Scott

David Scott

David Scott, managing director of Skills for Security, responded: “Giving apprentices the necessary skills to begin their careers is shaping the future of our industry. Time and time again we compare the skills shortage with the rate of industry growth, and it’s plainly evident that we need more engineers. I’m thrilled to be working with Kings Secure Technologies’ Training Academy. We can bring more apprentices to the North East and Yorkshire region, combining our skilled tutors with the company’s own modern and high-tech facilities.”

*For more information visit www.kingsltd.co.uk and skillsforsecurity.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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