CIS Security has been working in partnership with the Local Labour and Business Project Team of the London Borough of Lewisham to provide employment opportunities for local residents within the borough.
As part of the employability programme CIS Security has:
- Delivered presentations to local residents on the benefits and career opportunities within the security industry and in particular, with their local employer, CIS Security
- Provided Door Supervisors training programme
- Supported the SIA licensing process
- Interviewed candidates that are seeking employment with CIS Security
This programme has been extremely successful with the appointment of two candidates: Jamie Calvert and Christopher Stansbury so far.
The programme has provided an insight into the security industry for individuals that may not have considered this career path, with the optimism of inspiring others in the future.
Feedback received from Ian Bennett – a delegate from the programme:
“I have just received my SIA badge and have had an interview with CIS Security and would just like to say how impressed I have been impressed with CIS Security.
On Jon Felix the TRAINER – having been on a few different training courses where trainers conducted the training by reading from a book, it was good having someone like Jon who could explain things better through his experience as a security guard.
On Catherine Hasan the LICENSING ADMINISTRATOR – was a big help with form filling for the SIA badge and making sure I understood and had the right documents for every process up to and including the interview. She was always available to answer any of my queries.
Norma Scott the RECRUITMENT OFFICER – having been in the building industry for the past 30 years and not having any job interview experience it was a little bit daunting, but Norma was soon able to put me at ease through her manner and answering my questions through her own experience as a security guard.
I would also like to say thank you to Denise and Theo from Lewisham Council for their input on this very worthwhile project.”