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National Apprenticeship Week: highlighting apprenticeships for security officers
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA), its training subsidiary Skills for Security and members SecuriGroup, have launched the UK’s first apprenticeship for front-line security personnel. Their aim is to tackle the outdated image of security and recruit younger people to the industry. The UK is facing an acute shortage of security officers, an increased demand for security services, an ageing workforce, Brexit and fall-out from the...
Skills for Security appoints New Non-Executive Director
Skills for Security, the UK's largest fire and security apprenticeship provider, today announces the appointment of Arevika Stepanian to the Board as a Director of Corporate Relations (Non-Executive), with immediate effect. In her role as a Director of Corporate Relations at Skills for Security, Arevika will be working with channel partners and media affiliates to increase the support of, and sponsorship for, a robust skills pipeline for the U...
UK needs 62,000 new security officers to ensure public safety in 2023
The UK’s private security industry must recruit, train and license more than 62,000 new security officers over the next 12 months to keep up with the growing demand for their services and keep the public safe, according to the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the trade body for the professional security industry in the UK. To meet demand the BSIA has today launched a major national initiative, ‘
BSIA member CSS wins Scottish Family Business Award
Connelly Security Systems (CSS) recently won the Scottish Family Business Award at the Herald Family Business Awards. Security and alarm providers CSS have been trading since 1986 and are long-standing principal BSIA members. The company started amongst brothers and is now run alongside Managing Director Paul Connelly’s three sons with “family values” in the foundations alongside integrity, honesty and trust. Fast...
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BSIA launch regional security personnel rounds of British Security Awards
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) launches its 2022 celebration of the industry’s finest, the British Security Awards today, starting with the regional rounds of the security personnel categories. Scheduled to take place on Wednesday 29 June at the Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, the British Security Awards will celebrate the achievements made by security officers and teams across the UK’s private security industry, as well as acknowledging innovations in technology and business and the career contributions made by long-...
BSIA launches Code of Practice for “Security Fogging”
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has launched its latest code of practice, an industry-first for security fogging. Security Fog Systems: Installations, Commissioning and Maintenance - code of practice is the first of its kind intending to support the design, installation, commissioning, operation, and maintenance of security fog systems conforming to EN 50131-8, as well as to serve as practical aid to mitigate risks an...
Exclusive membership offer launched to NSI gold and silver companies
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) have launched a special offer exclusively to National Security Inspectorate (NSI) gold and silver installer companies inviting them to take advantage of the Association’s membership and the long-term commercial value of belonging to the recognised ‘voice of the professional security industry’. Companies working in the installation and service of fire and security alarms market are invited to see for themselves the five key reasons they should join the BSIA, with the extra added bonus of ...
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Security Officer Apprenticeship receives approval in Scotland
Skills for Security will be launching a Security Officers Services Apprenticeship imminently in Scotland with the training delivered by the Security Industry Training Organisation (SITO). This landmark apprenticeship provides security officers with the most up-to-date training to develop the skills and expertise needed for a modern, professional security officer. The apprenticeship itself will cover First Aid, Health &...
British Security Awards 2021 Winners announced!
The British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) flagship event, the British Security Awards, has recognised security officers and companies working to keep people, property and places safe during the last 18 months. Held online for a second year due to continued COVID-19 restrictions, the show also featured the Chairman’s Award, dedicated to Skills for Security Chairman and long-time BSIA associate Tony Allen, who sadly died at the begi...
BSIA announces British Security Awards Finalists
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has announced the full list of national finalists for its British Security Awards 2021, which will again take place as an online showcase event. The event will be held on the original scheduled date of Wednesday 30 June and will now be held digitally due to the ongoing uncertainty and restrictions surrounding large scale events. This year the awards scheme received a record number of entries, fr...
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