Join us for an informative webinar as we introduce the newly approved apprenticeship programme in the private security industry.

The world of security is a dynamic and crucial one. Whether you’re a newcomer looking to enter the private security industry or an experienced professional eager to advance your career,The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has recently announced the launch of a new apprenticeship programme aimed at welcoming aspiring security operatives and progressing those already working in the sector.


A Gateway to Your Security Career

The newly approved apprenticeship programme represents a government-approved route to join the private security industry. It’s not just a welcome mat for newcomers; it’s a ladder for those in employment who seek career progression.

The apprenticeship will provide funded opportunities for professional training in core security skills, and allow employees to choose a specialism:

  1. Operational Security Operative
  2. Cash and Valuables in Transit
  3. Mobile Security Patrol
  4. Security Control Room Operative


For an overview of the apprenticeship, visit HERE.


Webinar Details

Mark your calendar for Wednesday 25th October 2023, between 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM. This webinar promises not just information but also interaction. Here’s the agenda:

  1. Introductions and General Housekeeping: Jane Farrell, Head of Training for IPSA, and Head of Security for Sodexo UK & Ireland.
  2. Talk by Paul Lawton-Jones: Paul will be providing invaluable insights and answering your questions on the programme.
  3. Question & Answer Session


About Paul Lawton-Jones

Having worked in the security industry for 28 years (starting as a security officer and then up to Director level), Paul founded Mercury Training Services 18 years ago with the emphasis of helping others to achieve their goals in the security industry.
Before Mercury, Paul specialised in communications as a submariner in the Royal Navy before leaving to become a security officer.

Mercury Training is a national training provider specialising in the security and facilities sector delivering security related apprenticeships to over 120 clients. We have recently been awarded the Ministry of Defence Guarding Service contract for their security apprenticeships.

More recently, Paul helped the security trailblazer team to develop the new Level 2 Professional Security Operative apprenticeship that recently went live.


About Jane Farrell

Jane is a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP) and the former Chair of the IPSA. She brings a wealth of experience in the training arena. Jane has extensive skills in connecting to front-line teams and is passionate about ensuring training programmes are accessible and teams are motivated and engaged. Diversity and inclusion are key attributes for Jane, evidenced through receiving the prestigious Women in Security Industry Award 2013 and the Transformational Leader category at the Northern Power Women Awards 2017 for her work in promoting gender balance in the industry. More recently, Jane was recognised in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2020.


Important Notes

  • Webinar Recording: Please note that this webinar will be recorded. Your participation in the webinar implies your consent to be recorded, including any questions or comments you make during the session. The recording will focus solely on the content shared during the webinar.
  • Interactivity: To facilitate a smooth and organised session, all attendees’ microphones will be disabled. However, we encourage your active participation through the chat or Q&A feature. Your questions and comments will be addressed at the end of the presentation.


About Mercury Training

Established in 2005, Mercury provide a range of training and funded apprenticeships in the following sectors: Facilities Management, Security, Retail, Customer Service, Call Centres, NHS, Government and Construction. At Mercury Training, we recognise the need by employers for staff to be trained to the highest standard. We also recognise the importance of giving clients and apprentices the skills and knowledge in which will build successful careers.


About IPSA

The International Professional Security Association (IPSA) is a membership association for individuals and companies working in the fire and security sector. The Association was formed over 60 years ago to ensure professionalism in the management of security operations. IPSA as an established and recognised worldwide professional organisation, provides, in accordance with growing demand, a specialised unrivalled service to industry/commerce. IPSA offers membership to those employed in the security sector and to those companies who supply services or materials used in connection with Fire & Security activities.


Your Path to a Rewarding Security Career Begins Here

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the new apprenticeship and how it can shape your career in the security industry. Join us o the 25th October for an engaging and informative webinar.

To register and secure your spot, click HERE. If you have any questions or need further information, please don’t hesitate to reach out.


We look forward to having you attend the event!

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