Steve Young

A former product development manager in Birmingham has taken on an apprenticeship at the age of 49 – proving it’s never too late to learn new skills.

Steve Young worked in the Epos/cashless payment sector since leaving school and worked through the ranks before being made product development manager. However, after 29 years at the same company, he was made redundant in April last year, forcing a career change.

It was thanks to a former colleague, who contacted him on the business networking website LinkedIn, that he was introduced to JM Security Systems, who took him on as a trainee security installations engineer.

He is one of six apprentices going through rigorous, three-year training programmes that will lead to nationally recognised qualifications for security systems engineers.

“I have learned, and I am still learning, all manner of new skills that are associated with the service and installation of Intruder and CCTV systems that JM supplies and maintains,” he said.

“I’d never have thought about taking on an apprenticeship at my age, but it’s been great. I enjoy the independence and freedom my role as a security systems engineer gives me and I feel I can grow and achieve more as time goes on.

“I’m proud to be part of a growing company that does have a great work ethos, family values and structured training programme. The support is always on hand both from colleagues and management, should I need to call on it.”

The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that JM Security Systems, has been accredited as a Living Wage employer.

Living WageTheir Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at JM Security Systems, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff; receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.75 in the UK or £10.20 in London. Both of these rates are significantly higher than the statutory minimum for over 25s of £7.50 per hour introduced in April 2017.

The real Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the real costs of living.

JM Security Systems has committed to training and investing in the next generation of security engineers by taking on five trainees since January 2017.

Like many businesses in the security sector, we have struggled to recruit qualified security engineers. To ensure we are equipped to cope with growing demand and innovative technologies, we have signed up to a trailblazing government-led apprenticeship scheme.

JM Security Systems, the award-winning security systems company, has taken delivery of a new fleet of vehicles to help reduce its carbon footprint.

The liveried top-of-the-range fleet of six vans, four estate cars and one transit van are all fitted with high-spec technology such as dashcams and trackers that show how fuel efficient they are and record the way the vehicles are being driven.

Engineers Surprise Clay Pigeon Shoot in Celebration of our 10th Anniversary

We arranged a surprise corporate clay pigeon shoot experience for our Engineers on 19th May 2017 at Hereford and Worcester Shooting Ground, as part of our 10th Anniversary Celebrations.

When the engineers arrived at the grounds, they were welcomed with breakfast and then split into teams.  Spirits were high and then rivalry began, as the two teams competed.

Outstanding winner was Joshua Williams (who is one of our trainee engineers) - ‘I have only been at JM Security Systems a few weeks, so what a pleasant surprise that the Company had arranged a surprise clay pigeon shoot for all the engineers.  Since starting work as a Trainee Security Engineer at JM Security Systems, I have felt part of the team, been given a great deal of support, and feel it’s an excellent Company to work for and progress my career as a security engineer.  Best of all I won on the day’.

JM Security Systems Trainee Engineers

We are pleased to announce that at JM Security Systems we are celebrating our tenth anniversary with a pledge to train more home-grown engineers.

We are an award-winning company, which looks after security and alarm systems for companies from our Summer Lane headquarters, where we made the promise at a special event to mark our ten-year milestone.

Be assured that JM Security Systems only provides the highest quality of services to our clients.  As part of our services, we are registered with the following Police Forces in England and Wales:

Avon & Somerset · Bedfordshire · Cambridgeshire · Cheshire · Cleveland · Cumbria · Derbyshire · Devon & Cornwall · Dorset · Durham · Dyfed Powys · Essex · Gloucestershire · Greater Manchester · Gwent · Hampshire · Hertfordshire · Humberside · Kent · Lancashire · Leicestershire · Lincolnshire · Merseyside · Metropolitan · Norfolk · Northamptonshire · North Wales · North Yorkshire · Northumbria · Nottinghamshire · South Wales · South Yorkshire · Staffordshire · Suffolk · Surrey · Sussex · Thames Valley · Warwickshire · West Mercia · West Midlands · West Yorkshire · Wiltshire

We’ve been working with Plastic Omnium – a global market leader in the manufacture of plastics for the automotive industry and other sectors – for more than nine years.

It operates a number of sites around the Midlands and we were asked to come up with a detailed monitoring and alarm system for one of its locations.

JM Security Systems has signalled its intentions for future success and growth by moving to new premises that are double the size of its previous base.

But it hasn’t moved far – next door to its old home.

Just a short walk from the city’s historic Jewellery Quarter, JM Security Systems’ new 6,000 sq ft home at 65 Summer Lane is a state-of-the-art premises, complete with an interior-designed customer showroom where the expert team can demonstrate to clients the different products that are available and how each one works.

Neighbourhood stores are a valued resource in any community – they enable local people to pick up a host of products – anything from a newspaper to a pint of milk or ingredients for a meal – on their doorsteps.

Nisa Stores are a well-known franchise, with dozens of franchises across the Midlands and beyond.

JM Security Systems was asked by one franchisee, who runs a handful of stores, to provide it with CCTV and high quality alarm systems in his stores.