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January 27, 2023


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Banham Academy expands with opening of Derby apprenticeship training centre

London-based Banham Academy has expanded its footprint in the UK to the East Midlands, as it opens up its second apprenticeship academy in Derby.

Banham-DerbyApprenticeships-23Officially opening its doors on 30 January 2023 with a cohort of 15 apprentices enrolled in the Level 3 Fire Emergency and Security Systems (FESS) Technician Apprenticeship Standard, the site is situated within the Pride Park development. It’s said to be easily accessible for apprentices throughout the Midlands and north of England, enabling more engineers to begin their career pathways within the fire and security sectors.

Kevin Faulkner, Head of Banham Academy, said: “I am thrilled to announce Banham Academy’s expansion into Derby. This is a wonderful moment for us all at the Banham Academy and a true testament to our continued success in delivering FESS and shaping the next generation of engineers within our sector.

“Our decision to expand into the East Midlands was due to demand – we wanted to make our training more accessible in the North to allow young people in these areas to also benefit from the outstanding skills and training we have been offering apprentices in London. Banham Academy has continued to raise the bar for excellence in the delivery of the FESS apprenticeship and we cannot wait to see the impact we’ll be making across the country through our new Derby training centre.”

To date, Banham Academy has had over 60 apprentices graduate from its academy since first opening its doors in 2017 and has over 50 employers in England who entrust the Academy in training their workforces.

In 2021, the Academy became the first training provider in the fire and security sector to have an approved apprenticeship scheme by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), which apprentices in Derby will also be able to access.


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