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November 1, 2021


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Skills for Security to train TIS Academy apprentices

The BSIA’s training arm, Skills for Security (SfS) has partnered with the Total Integrated Solutions (TIS) Academy by agreeing to train its apprentices.

TIS Academy, powered by Skills for Security, will be enrolling 20 new apprentices on a bespoke apprenticeship initiative.

Total Integrated Solutions (TIS) will use SfS technical training experience to deliver the apprenticeship training at TIS head office in Mansfield, allowing TIS to grow, nurture and create its own engineers of tomorrow.

David Scott, Managing Director, Skills for Security

The SfS team have been developing the curriculum of excellence which starts this week.

The apprenticeship programme covers all typical areas of the sector – Fire Alarms, CCTV, Intruder and Access Control systems. As it’s a bespoke package, it also includes additional technical areas around networking, integration of systems, company culture, ethos and behaviours.

TIS is an independent systems integrator, specialising in driving digital transformation and integration across the life safety, security and communications industry. The company designs, installs and maintains smart, reliable and highly-compliant life safety, security and communications solutions for retirement villages, care homes, universities, public spaces and the Ministry of Defence.

James Twigg, CEO, TIS said: “We are absolutely delighted to be working with Skills for Security on the launch of our new Academy. The Academy is a critical part of our future strategy and it is essential that we partner with the best in order to produce the next generation of leading engineers. We have definitely found that in Skills for Security and cannot wait to get started.”

David Scott, Managing Director, Skills for Security added: “We are really looking forward to delivering our first class training to TIS Academy’s apprentices. It is really inspiring to work with like-minded people who are passionate about improving the standard of training, reducing the skills shortage and widening participation of apprenticeship training programmes for fire and security industry.”

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