Ajax Systems, a global developer and manufacturer of security systems, is working in partnership with the UKs largest provider of fire and security apprenticeships, Skills for Security, to help plug the skills gap.
The Skills for Security (SfS) programme recognises the many challenges facing the sector right now, in particular an estimated shortfall of around 30,000 engineers.
The skills crisis is having a long-term affect on maintaining professionalism within the sector. Installers cannot meet customer demand or provide a quality, affordable service and it’s difficult to attract new talent into the sector.
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 within the sector.
The Skills for Security programme aims to educate and support local engineers by providing access to the latest technologies, knowledge and solutions for security.
This latest brand partnership will see the newest Ajax technologies rolled out across the Skills for Security training centres, offering a new service to apprentices and the opportunity to upskill on the latest products and solutions.
David Scott, Managing Director, Skills for Security said: “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.
“Working with those at the forefront of technology and delivering quality products will give us the best opportunity 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 commented: “Having the innovative technology from Ajax within the Skills for Security 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 offered by Ajax.”
Griffiths added: “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.”