The first employability programme for Skills for Security is great success

Skills for Security’s new trailblazing employability programme kicked off this month in what has been a spectacular start with the first sessions fully booked and further applications being made each day.

The employability programme takes unemployed people through a six week course which gives them the skills required to enter the security industry. The programme teaches them interview skills, customer service skills and security specific knowledge culminating in an interview with an employer looking to recruit.

Derek Jones, National Employer Engagement Manager at Skills for Security said:

“The first sessions have been a roaring success. The candidates have demonstrated a superb attitude and a real commitment to learn. We are on target to have a full house completing the qualification and ready to impress at the interview stage. The recruiting employer has expressed their delight with both the standard of the learners and with the course content.”

Skills for Security Employability programme originated following discussions with the security industry about how to attract new talent into the security industry and the difficulties faced in recruiting high quality candidates.

The aim of the programme is to provide employers with a selection of individuals who are job ready, engaged, motivated, knowledgeable and with a good work ethic.

Derek continued:

“The programme was developed in conjunction with employers. They advised on the standards and skills they look for when recruiting and the course was tailored accordingly whilst still using nationally recognised qualifications.”

On future programme Derek added that:

“We are currently in discussions with other Security companies and have a further two programmes in the pipeline proposed for London and Birmingham.

However, we are able to deliver anywhere in England that has a need for security personnel, so long as the partnership between the employer and ourselves develops the learning aims for the individuals.”

If you would like to know more about the Employability programme or forthcoming opportunities or you are an employer who is looking to develop a bespoke recruitment or training process, please contact Skills for Security at info@skillsforsecurity.org.uk or on 01905 744000