The Fire, Emergency and Security Systems (FESS) Technician Apprenticeship Standard was launched following a Government Review of all apprenticeships across England, which found many to be unfit for purpose and developed without employer needs in mind.
WorldSkills UK and Skills for Security are launching a new Electronic Security Systems Competition at this year’s WorldSkills UK LIVE to raise awareness of apprenticeship and career opportunities in the security and surveillance industry.
JM Security Systems based in Birmingham is celebrating after the first one among its apprentices completed all of his assessments with flying colours in 18 months. Chris Staunton, aged 20, started working at JM Security Systems in April this year.
The Engineers of Tomorrow competition, which sees young security apprentices compete against each other in a live installation challenge, will return to IFSEC International in 2019 for its 21st anniversary. Due to the high demand for places, regional heats will be taking place this year.
On 5th, 7th & 8th of March 2019, New College Lanarkshire's Electronic Fire and Security team hosted their annual Skills Challenge showcasing the skills of 3rd year Electronic Fire and Security apprentices.
Organised by the British Security Industry Association, the British Security Awards will celebrate the achievements, acts of bravery and innovations made by members of the UK’s security industry. This year the event will take place on Wednesday 10th July.
Pat Allen, Director for Abel Alarm and Chair of Trailblazer has been recognised by the Fire & Security Association (FSA) at IFSEC Security and Fire Excellence Awards 2018 for changing the sector for the better.