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Security Industry Authority issues update on licence-linked qualifications

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is continuing to develop new licence-linked qualifications as part of its review of industry skills and qualifications. To allow all parties sufficient time to prepare for the changes, the SIA expects to launch the new qualifications this...
Posted On 25 Feb 2020
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Mitie’s security division agrees terms on new guarding contract with Home Office

Mitie has secured a three-year contract to provide security services to the Home Office, with the company’s duties commencing on Wednesday 1 April. Both security guarding and mobile patrol services will be carried out by Mitie at 27 sites across the UK ranging from Dover to...
Posted On 24 Feb 2020
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Linx International Group introduces Defence Discount Service for Armed Forces personnel training

Accredited security systems training courses provider the Linx International Group has announced that it’s supporting members of the Armed Forces, veterans and the wider military community by offering 28 courses through the Defence Discount Service. No less than 28...
Posted On 06 Feb 2020
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Security Industry Authority to host Skills Summit for private security industry 

On Thursday 12 March, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) is hosting a Skills Summit covering how the future skills needs of the industry can be met. This one-day event is targeted at security professionals, learning and development specialists and experts in education and...
Posted On 16 Jan 2020
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BSIA Briefing

There are a reported 30,000 skilled engineers required in the fire and security industry to meet customer demand. This problem will worsen over the next five years (according to the Government), where the engineering sector as a whole will face a skills shortage of over 200,000....
Posted On 29 Nov 2019
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Skills for Security and WorldSkills UK join forces to raise awareness of apprenticeship opportunities

Skills for Security and WorldSkills UK are launching a new Electronic Security Systems Competition at this year’s WorldSkills UK LIVE to raise awareness of apprenticeship and career opportunities in the security and surveillance industry. Attracting over 70,000 visitors,...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019
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BSIA appoints David Scott in managing director’s role at Skills for Security

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has appointed David Scott as the new managing director of Skills for Security. Skills for Security works with employers to improve security skills and standards of professionalism by providing access to apprenticeship security...
Posted On 28 Aug 2019
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Government delivers boost to increase diversity in nation’s cyber security industry

The third round of funding through the Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund (CSIIF) has been launched by cyber security minister Nigel Adams. The Fund aims to increase the number and diversity of people entering the cyber security profession, with training providers able to bid for...
Posted On 15 Aug 2019
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Business community firmly backs blueprint for next stage of apprenticeship reform

The Government must give the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) the independence and clout it needs to reform and regulate the English skills system. That’s according to the first of a 2019 series of CBI-authored apprenticeship reports entitled ‘Getting Apprenticeships...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
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UK companies “failing to equip workforce” with skills necessary for times ahead

Businesses need to invest in – and focus on – the human skills of creativity, leadership and adaptability to better prepare the workforce for the future. A survey of 1,246 business and Human Resources (HR) leaders from 79 countries conducted by PwC finds that 87% of...
Posted On 26 Nov 2018
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