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Skills for Security has new Managing Director


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The BSIA has appointed David Scott as the new Managing Director of Skills for Security.

Skills for Security works with employers to improve security skills and standards of professionalism by providing access to apprenticeship security training courses and security qualifications, for people employed in security roles across the UK.

David has a wealth of experience in the educational sector having recently held the position of Curriculum & Quality Manager at New College Lanarkshire, where he has worked for over eight years. David has been instrumental in expanding the college to be the largest provider of fire and security apprenticeships in the UK.

Having come through an apprenticeship himself and qualified to degree level in both teaching and management, David recently became an accredited chartered manager with the Chartered Management Institute. He is passionate about the security industry and his goal is to raise apprenticeship participation, employer engagement in training and continuously drive industry improvements by raising the standard of training delivered throughout the UK.

Mike Reddington, Chief Executive, BSIA said: “I am delighted to announce David Scott’s appointment as the new Managing Director of Skills for Security.

“His commitment to the industry is clearly evident and he regularly attends key industry events across the UK to deliver engaging and promotional talks about training. In 2018 this passion was recognised when he was named as an IFSEC Global Influencer in the category of Security Design, Installation & Integration.

“I believe that David’s passion, knowledge, drive, skills and experience, combined with the support of the Skills for Security team means that the number of apprentices we put through our training programmes will grow significantly and that Skills for Security will achieve its strategic aim of becoming the UK leader in this sector.”

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