Securitas UK and Skills for Security pilot new electronic security training programme

Skills for Security has partnered with Securitas UK to give employees of its Electronic Security (ES) and Security Solutions divisions priority access to a set of newly developed security system design courses. Delivered via a customised virtual training portal, Securitas employees are receiving training on the latest British and European standards for the design of electronic security systems, including video surveillance, intruder detection, fire detection and access control.

Access to the new courses will initially be offered to all client-facing employees of the Securitas Electronic Security and Solutions business units, who range from Business Development Managers, System Designers and Engineers, to Technical Support and Project Teams. Support staff will also be given the opportunity to improve their understanding of the industry in due course.

“At Securitas UK, we ensure our 9,000 staff have access to a huge variance of knowledge through our in-house Learning Management System,” said Arthur Agnew, Head of Electronic Security at Securitas UK. “Adding Skills for Security to our portfolio of training modules strengthens our aim to have the best trained staff in the industry and supports our ambition to double our Electronic Security and Security Solutions business. Continued investment in our people is at the heart of this strategy, whose knowledge of ever advancing security technology is vitally important to our clients. By ensuring consistent understanding and implementation of the latest security standards across the team, we can help make the world a safer place for our clients and each other.”

“Securitas was the perfect partner to trial our new set of electronic security design courses with their specialist staff; as BSIA members, it is one of the many BSIA membership benefits we are proud to offer,” added David Scott, Managing Director of Skills for Security. “We identified a gap in the market and have worked closely with Arthur and his team to gather valuable feedback and ensure the courses are fit for purpose and ready for a nationwide roll out. With our full focus on enhancing the skills of people across the security industry, Skills for Security is excited that Securitas and its employees are leading the way with this exciting initiative.”


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