The latest statistics for the 100 in 100 2103 apprenticeships drive have been communicated to campaign supporters by Skills for Security.
The 100 in 100 campaign aims to place at least 100 new apprentices across the security sector between IFSEC International 2013 (which ran at the NEC in Birmingham from 13-16 May) and the Security Excellence Awards, which take place at the London Hilton Hotel, Park Lane on Wednesday 23 October.
The campaign is orchestrated by Skills for Security and CSL DualCom with support from the British Security Industry Association, the National Security Inspectorate, the Fire Industry Association, the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board and – in its capacity as Media Partner – UBM Live’s Security and Fire Portfolio (organiser of IFSEC International and the Security Excellence Awards).
Importantly, the campaign is fully endorsed by skills minister Matthew Hancock.
Last year’s campaign resulted in 320 new apprenticeships, and the aim is to beat that total in 2013.
The latest set of statistics produced by Skills for Security in relation to the current campaign are hugely encouraging. To date, 39 new apprentices have already been signed up by Skills for Security while 88 apprentices are signed up for non-Skills for Security schemes. Appointments are booked to sign up a further 26 apprentices for the systems/locksmiths apprenticeships.
At present, 120 companies have expressed an interest in recruiting 173 apprentices.
Jayne Sale – head of commercial services at Skills for Security – commented: “We will be issuing a further e-bulletin in the next couple of weeks and have sent dedicated bulletins to organisations in the South West and Essex, as well as surrounding counties, to generate interest in the new venues.”
Sale added: “In terms of the locksmiths apprenticeship, we’re starting to make progress and we;re ready to begin booking appointments to sign learners up from mid-September onwards. There’s a significant amount of interest in this apprenticeship.”
Taking on new apprentices is a great way of developing your security business. To find out more about employing an apprentice as part of the 100 in 100 campaign for 2013, call Skills for Security’s Customer Relations Team on 01905 744000