Skills for Security is proud to be among the first of the training providers to offer the brand new Fire, Emergency and Security Systems apprenticeship standard.

The new apprenticeship focuses on employer designed standards to ensure that the training and assessment apprentices receive meets precise industry standards. It is at Level 3 and mapped out as a three year programme, replacing the previous Security Systems frameworks, which were offered at both Levels 2 and 3.

Skills for Security aims to continue as an industry leading performer in apprenticeship delivery. Data analysis shows that the organisation performs well above industry averages in areas such as overall and timely achievement rates and retention rates in all age bands.

Peter Sherry, Interim Director of Skills for Security, comments: “I believe that the changes brought in with the new Fire, Emergency and Security Systems apprenticeship standard will result in many positive outcomes for our industry.  Not least, ensuring that all apprentices complete at Level 3, following a comprehensive programme that builds and improves on the previous framework.”

Peter adds: “It is important to me that Skills for Security leads the way in adapting to and embracing changes to apprenticeship delivery. This is why I am delighted to invite both levy and non-levy paying employers to contact us to arrange the sign up of their new apprentice recruits.”

There are limited spaces available on the first wave of apprentice enrolments, so in order to avoid disappointment, employers wishing to enrol apprentices on to the new Fire, Emergency and Security Systems should contact Joey Hambidge, Operations Manager for Skills for Security, without delay. Email Joey at joey.hambidge@skillsforsecurity.org.uk