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Banham Academy was founded in 2014 to offer security engineering training to apprentices in the South East, in response, the family-run, south London-based company says, to a noted skills shortage and as a means of providing the UK’s youth with practical, implementable skills, which lead to careers in the security system sector.
As an accredited body, the Banham Academy offers apprenticeships, courses and traineeships which meet the needs of both students and employers, the firm says.
Sue Hewitt, Projects Manager at Intech Fire & Security, who have an apprentice on the current course, says: “The Academy is making a vital contribution to the training of the next generation of security engineers. Our apprentice had a great first week, and is looking forward to his next session at the Academy.”
The latest Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard for Fire, Emergency and Security Systems is available there, with a diverse student body encompassing both Apprenticeship Levy payers and SME companies. Banham adds that the Academy is the only location offering this course in the south east of England.
Colin Eddy, Johnson Controls’ Early Career Manager who also have an apprentice on the current course, says: “We at Johnson Controls are committed to investing and developing early career talent through apprenticeships. Providing our business brands with future professionals and leaders will continue the growth and success we have achieved globally.”
A dozen apprentices from security firms are taking part in the course, with the next course set to begin in January 2018. Visit: www.banham.co.uk/academy.