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Taking on

an apprentice

Why take on an Apprentice?

Most employers know that any investment in work-based training and development is going to help their business grow or their organisation benefit in real terms, and there is ample evidence to show that upskilling the workforce has a positive impact and helps businesses to keep up with technological change.

Skills for Security offers work based training, bespoke training and development programmes, specialising in apprenticeship standards.


We deliver a variety of qualifications and bespoke training packages in subjects ranging from fire & security systems, customer service and team leadership, though to online accredited courses.


Whatever the sector of your business, or the size of your company or organisation, Skills for Security may have an apprenticeship or a qualification to suit your needs.

What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprentices earn a wage whilst working alongside more experienced staff, helping them gain job-specific skills, and is the ideal way to earn whilst they learn, combining elements of education, training and employment.

Apprenticeships take an average 12 months to complete and the current minimum wage is £6.40 per hour with a minimum of 30 hours per week. Working towards an industry recognised standard, apprenticeships give your business the competitive advantage to meet future demands and ensure you have the right skills available to you at the right time to meet the needs of your customers.

Gaining skills which are relevant to your business - it is tailor made training to suit your business needs and can be award winning. Several of our employers have been recognised for their commitment to the apprenticeship programme. Any employer who recruits an apprentice aged 16 – 18 will receive an incentive bonus of £1000.

What Apprenticeships do we offer

We currently offer the following apprenticeships:

  • Fire Emergency & Security Systems Technician

  • Team leadership

  • Customer Service Specialist

  • Customer Service Practitioner

  • Business Administration

  • Professional Security Operative

  • Security First Line Manager

Find out about which Apprenticeship suits your needs by visiting our Apprenticeships page.

Apprenticeship Standards

  • Vocational qualifications have changed.

  • An essential tool in this reform of vocational qualifications is the new standards.

What are standards?

Standards have been designed to ensure successful development of all areas within apprenticeships. Gearing apprentices towards achieving the specific skills for the company that they work for means that once they have completed their course, they will be a fully competent and productive employee.

Skills - Acquired and demonstrated through continuous professional development

Knowledge - This is delivered through formal learning and applied according to the business environment

Behaviours - Developed and exhibited in the workplace

End Point Assessment - Includes an apprentice showcase, practical observation and professional discussion

Apprenticeship levy

Find out how the employer apprenticeship levy can help your business. Visit our Apprenticeship levy

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