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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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BSIA Briefing

Ask most people to describe an apprentice and they’ll speak of non-academic, working class 16-year-olds, perhaps a little older, embarking on their first post-school learning by enrolling in a September-term apprenticeship. It’s often taken for granted that an apprenticeship is a...
Posted On 09 Oct 2018
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Skills and qualifications review for private security industry in progress at the Regulator

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has begun a wide-ranging review of the licence-linked qualifications, widening the scope of this work to consider not just the mandatory qualifications required by the Regulator, but also how to support the industry to address the skills and...
Posted On 05 Sep 2018
Paul German
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Fixing the Cyber Security Skills Shortage

Attitudes towards security continue to harden, with terrorism, geopolitical uncertainty and cyber threats now joining over-regulation in the top four threats posed to business growth prospects in PwC’s 2018 CEO Survey. This shift is reflected by the language now used publicly –...
Posted On 21 Feb 2018
Ken Livingstone MSc FSyI
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Linx International Group publishes results of research study into training trends

The Linx International Group – the consultancy providing security, risk management and training services – has just revealed the results of an extensive survey conducted by the company with a view to investigating the attitudes of security professionals towards...
Posted On 24 Oct 2017
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Industry professionals urged to complete fire and security sector skills survey

Professionals across the entire fire, emergency and security sector are being urged to complete a new skills survey produced by the Fire & Security Association (FSA), the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), which aims to...
Posted On 24 Jan 2017
The Institute of Directors' headquarters in central London
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Wage rates “must not become a political competition” outlines Institute of Directors

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has cautiously welcomed Chancellor George Osborne’s plans for a new National Living Wage, which will see the hourly rate for over-25s hit £7.20 next April, but at the same time has called for care to be taken over future minimum wage rises. The...
Posted On 26 Sep 2015
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk Xtra
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The Trailblazers

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has just approved the Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standard for the security and fire business sectors as well as the Emergency Systems world. This major development arises alongside the Government’s own announcements regarding...
Posted On 22 Sep 2015