JM Security Systems Commits to Training Next Generation of Engineers

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.

The Fire, Emergency and Security Technician Apprenticeship scheme is backed by the Systems & Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB), which is at the forefront of addressing the skills gap in the industry.

Of our five trainees, two have been registered on this three-year scheme, which is partly or fully funded by the government, depending on the age of the trainee.

The remaining three trainees are undergoing bespoke in-house training, working alongside our senior engineers who supervise and mentor them. The trainees also have the opportunity to attend external, certified courses on subjects such as health and safety and industry-specific training. 

Craig Smith, one of our senior engineers, has welcomed the trainee programmes.

“The new trainees are a great development for JMSS and it’s good to see a company investing in young people,” he said. “Many of the current senior engineers started life in the industry as a trainee themselves.  Our trainees are slightly older than school-leaving age and have previous work experience, so we find they are eager to get stuck in and learn new skills.”

Ryan Jones, one of our trainees, added: “I have found the company to be supportive of all us trainees, providing us with training and support, and regular reviews to see how we are progressing.  The senior engineers are really helpful, and make me feel part of the team”. 

Ryan Jones JM Security Systems Trainee