Ajax Systems has united efforts with Skills for Security, for Apprenticeship Training across the Electronic Fire & Security sector in the UK.
The Skills for Security program aims to educate and support local engineers by providing access to the latest technologies, knowledge and solutions for security. The program recognises the many challenges facing the sector right now, particularly an estimated shortfall of around 30,000 engineers. The skills crisis has a long-term effect on maintaining professionalism within the sector. Installers cannot meet customer demand or provide a quality, affordable service. And it’s challenging to attract new talent into the industry.
Over the next three years, Skills for Security aims to attract more people into the fire and security sectors, support those seeking careers through charitable support, raise the standard and quality of training throughout the sector and create career pathways for those seeking employment.
“We recognise that SfS is well placed to rectify the Skills Crisis, but the key to success is to work with leaders throughout the sector to standardise the approach and work together towards these common goals,” commented David Scott, Managing Director of Skills for Security and added, “Working with those at the forefront of technology and delivering quality products will allow us to attract the best up-and-coming talent into the sector. Ajax Systems ticks all these boxes, and we are excited to have them as our latest partner.”
Sam Griffiths, Ajax Systems Technical Director in the UK, says, “Having the innovative technology from Ajax within our centres will allow us to deliver a new service to our apprentices, where we can upskill them on the latest products and technology within the sector whilst raising brand awareness across the UK of the products Ajax offers. It’s a real opportunity for engineers to become highly skilled professionals who’ll drive the whole security market in the UK. And we’re excited to support this passion.”