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December 21, 2020


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Skills for Security announces Apprentice of the Year and Class of 2020

Skills for Security has awarded Matthew Aindow Apprentice of the Year after scoring 93% in his End Point Assessment (EPA). 

BSIA-Classof2020-20Skills for Security has celebrated almost 30 apprentices completing their Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Apprenticeship over the course of the last year.

2020 Apprentice of the Year, Matthew, completed his apprenticeship with EFT systems, one of the leading fire and security installers in the UK. EFT recruits 28 apprentices throughout the business, with most of these on the fire and security apprenticeship programme with Skills for Security.

David Scott, Managing Director, Skills for Security said: “Matthew has shown a tremendous work ethic whilst completing his apprenticeship this year. His energy and enthusiasm should see him go far in the fire and security industry. Matthew has a real passion for the sector and his career, and I look forward to watching his journey closely as he now becomes a fully qualified Fire and Security engineer. The team at Skills for Security want to wish them the very best in their career.

“Congratulations is also in order for our 27 apprentices who are part of the class of 2020, who have also completed their apprenticeship this year. This is by far the largest number in the UK and 2021 is forecasting a significant rise in apprenticeships taking place. We hope this brings us nearer to closing the ever-growing skills gap in our sector.”

Find out more information on the Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Apprenticeship standard.


Skills for Security is a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA). The BSIA recently won the Business Member Association of the Year Award at the Association of Association Executives Awards 2020, which was held in December.

In choosing the BSIA from a wide list of well-known and respected trade associations from across the United Kingdom, the judges chose the BSIA as overall winners by recognising that “the new leadership team have clearly pushed the organisation forward – raising its profile and benefitting its members a great deal.”

Mike Reddington, Chief Executive, BSIA said: “We are delighted to have won this award tonight, it is a tremendous result for both the Association and our members. It is testament to how far we have come in the last two years and a tribute to the hard work and commitment of every member of the team during that time.”

The BSIA also made the finals in two other categories on the night, Best Online event for the British Security Awards Online 2020 and Best Marketing & Communications Executive (Katherine Ingram).

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