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The Birmingham-based distributor Mayflex has become a strategic partner to Zitko Talent: the industry training initiative designed to fast-track entry level field engineers into the fire and security sectors.
The 12-month programme offers trainees paid employment from day one, combined with around 300 hours of certified product training and theoretical study towards a Level 3 industry qualification. The product training is tailored to the trainee’s workplace, organisers add.
Mayflex will be making its full range of courses available to Zitko Talent and working with fellow partners to identify and develop bespoke content. This will include assets in the digital and networking field.
Tom Filce, Director of Sales in Security at Mayflex says: “With looming skill shortages it’s crucial for the industry to attract and develop its next generation of engineers. Zitko Talent provides us with a solid platform to help achieve this goal, alongside some excellent partners.”
Other launch partners involved include manufacturers such as LenelS2, Suprema and Eagle Eye Networks; and employers such as Northland Controls, Reliance High-Tech and Pafi Ltd.
Trainees to date have included graduates and engineers from other industries. All applicants go through evaluation including aptitude testing to create a talent pool.
James Vian, Technical and Training Manager at Mayflex, pictured, says: “The pandemic has significantly affected employment in industries such as aerospace and automotive. Some excellent people are looking for a job. Many others are questioning their future. With Zitko Talent we’re opening the doors wide into our industry.”