Skills for Security is delighted to announce the appointment of Joey Hambidge to the position of Operations Manager.

Joey’s role at Skills for Security has been newly created to provide the organisation with essential operational support, and he will be responsible for a broad remit including accreditations, apprenticeship standards, qualifications and the day-to-day management of Skills’ operations and staff.

With a background in training, course design and employer liaison, Joey brings to the role a wealth of experience in delivering employability training and mapping course content to an established curriculum.

Commenting on Joey’s appointment, Interim Director General, Peter Sherry, said: “2017 is set to be an exciting year for Skills for Security as we gear up to provide guidance and support to security employers ahead of the introduction of a new apprenticeship standard.

“As such, we are very pleased to welcome Joey to Skills for Security, where his extensive experience of employer liaison and course development will help us to develop our current offering while better meeting the needs of the security industry as a whole.”

Joey adds: “I’m looking forward to working for Skills for Security to improve diversity and inclusion in apprenticeships, both in terms of core training content and the overall diversity of apprenticeships. It’s my goal that, by working closely with employers, Skills for Security be recognised as industry leaders for new apprenticeship standards within our sector.”