The British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) training arm Skills for Security is to partner with EFT Group in the training of the latter’s apprentices. From September, 22 apprentices will begin a bespoke apprenticeship programme covering fire alarms, CCTV, intruder alarms and access control.
Previously, the EFT Group funded its own apprentice training scheme by dint of using external tutors to ensure young apprentices benefit from vital training. Now, the students will be placed in the capable hands of the Skills for Security team members with specialist training delivered on site at the EFT Academy.
David Scott, the newly-appointed managing director of Skills for Security, said: “I have been heavily involved with the EFT Group over the last few years in previous roles. It’s really inspiring to work with like-minded people who are passionate about improving the standard of training, reducing the skills shortage and widening participation in relation to apprenticeship training programmes for the fire and security industry. I cannot wait to welcome the EFT Group’s apprentices to Skills for Security in September.”
Jordan Duggan, director of the EFT Group, responded: “The EFT Group is delighted to be partnering with Skills for Security. For a number of months, we’ve been carrying out due diligence on who we would like our educational partner to be and we’re extremely happy with our choice. When we heard that David had been appointed as the new managing director and knowing his past stewardship, it was a very easy choice to make.”
Duggan added: “At EFT, we’re passionate about our apprentices and their journeys and it was very important to us that our partner would work with us to continue what we have in place. It has been wonderful to put together an industry-leading course for our learners and, with the help of David and his colleagues, we’re confident that our apprentices will continue to thrive and showcase apprenticeships in our industry and how important they are.”
EFT Group’s apprentices have been successful on the awards front, recently winning Apprentice of the Year at the BSIA’s British Security Awards in July and being nominated as finalists in last year’s Security and Fire Excellence Awards.