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Hikvision UK and WorldSkills UK LIVE

Hikvision UK & Ireland, with other industry manufacturers CSL and Texecom, are supporting next month’s WorldSkills UK LIVE event at the NEC, Birmingham, pictured.

The skills body Skills for Security is running bespoke training courses along with WorldSkills UK – the organisation that champions apprenticeships and technical skills through Skills Competitions and the UK apprenticeship and skills event, WorldSkills UK LIVE, from Thursday to Saturday, November 21 to 23.

David Scott, Managing Director of Skills for Security and Lead Organiser for WSUK, said: “Hikvision are industry leaders in their support of training and apprenticeships throughout the UK and Ireland. Without this support, both financially, and in resource this WorldSkills competition would not have been possible. Those involved in organising and leading the competition are passionate about raising the training standards and hope that the inclusion of WorldSkills will help improve standardisation of training in the industry, raise participation of apprenticeships and shorten the skills shortage.”

Justin Hollis, Marketing Director at Hikvision UK & Ireland, added: “We’re aiming to help accelerate the development of the skills most vital for young people seeking to enter the sector. Our industry has changed in recent years, and we’re keen to dispel any misconceptions about the roles we need to fill. The security surveillance sector is now much more than positioning cameras and connecting cables: we need new, talented people able to rise to the challenge of 21st century networked security realities. The industry has evolved to focus on more complex technologies, providing exciting opportunities to develop and implement new software, applications and solutions. We’re looking to attract and help train the next generation of security and surveillance industry professionals.

“Ongoing learning is crucial to smart future industries in the digital age, and the security surveillance sector is no exception. We’re keen to encourage that continual learning mindset from the earliest possible opportunity. It benefits the employee and their career prospects, as well as providing us and the wider industry with talented recruits able to adapt to technology developments as they happen. It’s a win-win situation.”

Hollis added that working with Skills for Security and WorldSkills UK aligns with Hikvision’s corporate strategy of investing in new talent in the UK security surveillance industry. “That investment mirrors the way that we have invested in our UK business, increasing headcount, opening new offices – including the largest customer experience centre of its kind in the UK – and launching a brand new R&D centre.”

For free show tickets, visit: worldskillsuk.live.


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